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Attorney General Tong Praises Senate Vote to Expand Fraud-Fighting Authority
Attorney General William Tong today praised Senate passage of state legislation to approve expanded authority for the Office of the Attorney General to fight fraud and abuse across state government. The House of Representatives voted last month to approve the measure. The legislation now heads to Governor Ned Lamont for his signature.
Attorney General Tong Praises Unanimous Passage of Legislation Directing JUUL Vaping Settlement Funds to Regional Behavioral Health Action Organizations
Attorney General William Tong today praised unanimous votes in both the state House of Representatives and Senate advancing legislation directing funds received through the $438.5 million multistate vaping settlement with JUUL to Regional Behavioral Health Action Organizations (RBHAOs) to combat youth vaping and nicotine use. The legislation, backed by the Office of the Attorney General, also supports updating the existing reporting requirements for opioid settlement funds to make clear that municipalities must comply with the same reporting requirements already in place for state-administered funds.
Attorney General Tong Praises Passage of Legislation to Strengthen Connecticut Consumer Protections
Attorney General William Tong today praised passage in both the state House and Senate of a series of reforms backed by the Office of the Attorney General to strengthen Connecticut consumer protections. The bill includes measures to modernize Connecticut’s anti-robocall statutes, to address abuses in the ticket sale market, to end anti-consumer cable company billing practices, and to enhance privacy protections related to location sharing data.
Attorney General Tong Urges EPA to Finalize Proposed PFAS Drinking Water Standards
Attorney General William Tong, as part of a 17-state coalition filed comments to the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) supporting the agency’s proposal to set enforceable drinking water standards for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances—more commonly known as PFAS or “forever” chemicals.
AG Tong Advises Connecticut Consumers of Upcoming Rights Under the Connecticut Data Privacy Act
Attorney General William Tong today released the following guidance advising Connecticut consumers of important new privacy rights under the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA), set to go into effect on July 1, 2023.