Mar 13 2015
Attorney General, Secretary of Health tout Institute of Medicine report on benefits of increasing legal smoking age to 21 — finds it will reduce smoking and save lives
OLYMPIA — A new scientific report issued yesterday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) strongly concludes that increasing the age for the sale of tobacco products to 21 will have a substantial positive impact on public health, helping to fight the scourge of tobacco use and save lives. The findings add additional weight to Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposed legislation to raise the tobacco sale age.
Mar 4 2015
OLYMPIA — Today, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legislation strengthening the state’s data breach notification law passed the House of Representatives, 97 to 0, with strong bipartisan support.
Jan 12 2015
Protects businesses from bad faith predatory claims of patent infringement; gives Attorney General’s Office legal enforcement authority OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has proposed the Patent Troll Prevention Act to protect the rights of legitimate patent holders and crack down on deceptive and predatory patent troll practices. “Patent trolls target and swamp small businesses with deceptive demand letters,” said Ferguson. “The Patent Troll Prevention Act will protect small businesses and provide my office with enforcement authority to hold fraudulent trolls accountable.”
Jan 11 2015
OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has proposed bipartisan legislation that would prohibit businesses that have repeatedly or willfully violated the state’s wage payment laws during the past three years from doing business with Washington state.
Jan 6 2015
Attorney General calls for enhanced data security law to protect consumers as part of 2015 legislative agenda
OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has introduced bipartisan legislation that will strengthen Washington’s data breach notification law to help Washingtonians protect their personal information.
Aug 14 2014
SEATTLE—Today the Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the State in two important pension cases.
Mar 27 2014
Requires training for thousands of public officials to improve transparency and reduce lawsuits Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bill to strengthen Washington state’s open government laws by requiring training for public officials was signed into law today by Governor Jay Inslee with strong bipartisan support. The law takes effect July 1, 2014.
Mar 10 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.
Mar 7 2014
Requires training for public officials to improve transparency and reduce lawsuits Bill now heads to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bill to strengthen Washington state’s open government laws by requiring training for most public officials has passed the Legislature and is on its way to the Governor’s desk.
Mar 7 2014
Legislature passes bill requested by Governor and Attorney General to protect Washington’s military personnel and veterans
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.