New laws will help protect veterans against Pension Poacher scams and increase economic protections for military servicemembers
bills requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson to protect veterans
and military families were signed into law today by Governor Jay Inslee.
The bills received broad bipartisan support. The new laws will take
effect June 12, 2014.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Pension Poacher Prevention Act
today passed the Legislature with strong bipartisan support. This
measure addresses the growing problem of “pension poachers” who try to
scam elderly veterans. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk to be
signed into law.
A bill jointly requested by Attorney General Bob
Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee to increase economic protections for
Washington’s military personnel and veterans passed the Legislature
today with strong bipartisan support. The Governor looks forward to
signing it into law as soon as it hits his desk.
Flanked by a bipartisan group of legislators, Attorney General Bob
Ferguson unveiled a 2014 legislative agenda focused on veterans, open
government, safer communities and protections for consumers against
businesses who do not play by the rules.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined fellow attorneys general, the
Federal Trade Commission and other partners across America in
recognizing the first annual Military Consumer Protection Day
OLYMPIA—Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today
urged the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to strengthen federal
Military Lending Act (MLA) regulations to better protect servicemembers
from abusive lending practices.