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  • Arkansas Attorney General
    mountains and forests Arkansas s natural beauty is one of its greatest assets and tourist attractions Areas for outdoor activities abound The General Assembly recognized that fact and in 1991 legislators enacted a measure that allowed for the creation of the Attorney General s Environmental Division The division s role is to protect Arkansas s environment and to provide support to State agencies with environmental missions The Environmental Division has been active in bringing lawsuits to clean up hazardous and solid waste dump sites to abate public nuisances and to maintain Arkansas s forests lakes and streams so that future generations can enjoy the Natural State The Division is also entrusted with the protection of certain trust funds established by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and often represents the interests of those funds in court Though the office does not represent individuals in matters involving private disputes the Attorney General nevertheless encourages citizens to provide information about air or water pollution control problems illegal dumping hazardous and solid waste issues and any other matters that affect the environment Matters can be reported by completing this form It may be necessary for complaints to be referred to another State agency such as the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality The Attorney General s Environmental Division and its staff are proud to support the Natural State through its work on behalf of Arkansas State agencies and the environment Links to Other Resources Mayflower Oil Spill div data cycle pager news pager ul data cycle pager template slideNum data cycle pause on hover true Leslie Rutledge AGRutledge Tue Feb 16 05 28 26 0000 2016 I will be on the Show with No Name tomorrow morning at 8 a m on 1037TheBuzz Hope you will tune in arpx arnews https t co MHMaKPVPue

    Original URL path: http://www.ag.state.ar.us/programs/arkansas-lawyer/environmental/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Arkansas Attorney General
    care organizations by engaging in an informal resolution process An attorney and investigator from the Health Care Bureau can help explain billing and insurance issues and assist consumers with other health care related issues The Bureau represents consumers by enforcing the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and other health related consumer protection laws through investigation and legal action The Health Care Bureau Helps consumers get out of Medicare plans they have been enrolled in without their consent or knowledge Helps secure refunds when consumers purchase products that are marketed or advertised in a misleading manner Helps consumers get refunds for laboratory service claims that were improperly submitted Coordinates efforts to provide necessary medical services to home bound consumers Assists consumers who may have been referred to collection agencies prematurely because medical claims were not submitted properly to health insurance companies Works on behalf of consumers with unmanageable medical bills to negotiate payment plans with hospitals and clinics Works with the Prescription Assistance Program to help consumers get needed prescription drugs they may be unable to afford File a Complaint Receive Consumer Alerts div data cycle pager news pager ul data cycle pager template slideNum data cycle pause on hover true

    Original URL path: http://www.ag.state.ar.us/programs/arkansas-lawyer/heath-care-bureau/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Arkansas Attorney General
    Utility Rate Advocacy Division The Consumer Utility Rate Advocacy Division CURAD aggressively represents the interests of Arkansas utility customers through advocacy education and litigation The Attorney General s CURAD Division represents Arkansas ratepayers in front of the Public Service Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission CURAD litigates on behalf of Arkansas consumers when utilities petition the Public Service Commission for rate increases seek approval for sales or mergers request permission to purchase or construct power and when the Commission initiates cases to establish customer service rules and other policies that affect ratepayers Since 2007 the Attorney General s office has saved ratepayers hundreds of millions of dollars in rate reductions and rebates Those savings are near 1 billion CURAD acts as an advocate in giving the consumers side in policy debates before the General Assembly CURAD has assisted the legislature in shaping policies which concern ratepayers and utility regulation CURAD also acts to educate the rate paying public Through the Attorney General s Consumer Protection Hotline 800 482 8982 the division handles scores of inquiries each month from utility consumers Callers seek information concerning their individual bills the utilities rates or procedures in general CURAD provides a tip sheet to assist ratepayers in navigating utility costs CURAD works to resolve complaints against utilities through an informal mediation process A complaint can be filed here Other Resources AG s Utility User Guide Arkansas Public Service Commission Energy Efficiency Arkansas div data cycle pager news pager ul data cycle pager template slideNum data cycle pause on hover true Leslie Rutledge AGRutledge Tue Feb 16 05 28 26 0000 2016 I will be on the Show with No Name tomorrow morning at 8 a m on 1037TheBuzz Hope you will tune in arpx arnews https t co MHMaKPVPue Rutledge Statement on the

    Original URL path: http://www.ag.state.ar.us/programs/arkansas-lawyer/consumer-utility-rate/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Arkansas Attorney General
    tobacco manufacturers to make annual payments to the settling States Arkansas received about 1 6 billion from the settlement a portion of which is paid yearly by the settling tobacco companies Arkansas s annual payment is approximately 60 million The money is used for smoking cessation programs health care research and as an offset to some of the costs that fall on States because of smoking related illnesses The Tobacco Division of the Attorney General s Public Protection Department is responsible for enforcing the terms of the MSA in Arkansas In addition to this responsibility several Arkansas statutes related to tobacco sales are enforced by the Attorney General s office These statutes relate to escrow payments made by certain tobacco manufacturers the development and maintenance of an Approved for Sale Directory of cigarette brands that may be sold in the State and the reporting or cigarette and roll your own cigarette sales by manufacturers distributors and wholesalers The Applicable Law section below contains copies of applicable laws The Forms section is available to those that transact in tobacco products and will facilitate their compliance with Arkansas law The Approved For Sale section offers up to date information regarding the Approved For Sale Directory and other pertinent information Questions related to Arkansas tobacco reporting may be directed to tobacco arkansasag gov or by calling 501 682 2007 Forms Approved For Sale Tobacco Products Directory August 17 2015 Acceptance of Joint and Several Liability Tobacco Manufacturer Certification Form Consent to Suit Non Participating Manufacturer Bond NPM Quarterly Certification Form 2016 Licensed Wholesaler Quarterly Report Jenkins Act Report Model Escrow Agreement Applicable Law Act 1165 of 1999 Act 1073 of 2003 Act 384 of 2005 Act 285 of 2007 Act 836 of 2011 Documents Ban on Internet and Mail order Cigarette Sales div

    Original URL path: http://www.ag.state.ar.us/programs/arkansas-lawyer/tobacco-reporting/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Arkansas Attorney General
    Arkansas please visit the Charities Database Donors The Attorney General encourages Arkansans considering donating to charity to visit an informational page on charitable giving before donating Instructions Arkansas Code Annotated 4 28 401 through 416 sets out the registration and reporting requirements for charitable organizations paid solicitors professional telemarketers and fund raising counsel The Attorney General encourages each entity covered by the charitable registration statutes to review the statutes and consult an attorney regarding how the statutes apply to the entity and its operations Instructions are provided to assist organizations in complying with applicable statutory provisions but they do not replace such provisions These instructions should not be construed as or relied upon as legal advice Search Charities Database Search Instructions Charitable Registration in Arkansas Charities Forms Form CR 01 Charitable Organization Registration Form Form CR 02 Charitable Organization Consent for Service Form CR 03 Annual Financial Report Form Form CR 04 Notice of Sales Promotion with Coventurer Form EX 01 Exempt Organization Verification Fund raising Counsel Forms Form FC 01 Fund raising Counsel Annual Application for Registration Form FC 02 Fund raising Counsel Consent for Service Paid Solicitor Forms Form PS 01 Paid Solicitor Annual Application for Registration Form PS 02 Bond for Paid Solicitor Form PS 03 Paid Solicitor Consent for Service Form PS 04 Paid Solicitor Notice of Entry Into Contract Form PS 05 Financial Report for Solicitation Campaign Form PT 01 Professional Telemarketer Annual Application for Registration Form PT 02 Professional Telemarketer Consent for Service Telephonic Sellers Act 137 of 1993 Act to Require Registration and to Regulate Telephonic Sellers Charities Registration Resources Guidestar Better Business Bureau Charity Navigator div data cycle pager news pager ul data cycle pager template slideNum data cycle pause on hover true Leslie Rutledge AGRutledge Tue Feb 16 05 28 26

    Original URL path: http://www.ag.state.ar.us/programs/arkansas-lawyer/charities/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Arkansas Attorney General
    are designed to promote healthy competition among businesses and thereby ensure consumer choice When companies collude to set prices or affect a fair marketplace consumers often pay the price The Antitrust Bureau of the Attorney General s Office investigates and prosecutes alleged violations of the state and federal antitrust laws Those laws are premised on two basic requirements companies cannot agree to limit competition in ways that hurt consumers and a single company cannot monopolize or try to monopolize an industry through unfair practices Part of the Consumer Protection Division the Attorney General s Antitrust Bureau has been actively involved in several multi state actions resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars for the benefit of Arkansas consumers Other Antitrust Resources Federal Trade Commission General Antitrust Information Plain English Antitrust Guide Department of Justice General Antitrust Information div data cycle pager news pager ul data cycle pager template slideNum data cycle pause on hover true Leslie Rutledge AGRutledge Tue Feb 16 05 28 26 0000 2016 I will be on the Show with No Name tomorrow morning at 8 a m on 1037TheBuzz Hope you will tune in arpx arnews https t co MHMaKPVPue Rutledge Statement on the Passing

    Original URL path: http://www.ag.state.ar.us/programs/arkansas-lawyer/antitrust-bureau/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Arkansas Attorney General
    the U S Department of Justice Eligibility to Apply Victim of a violent crime Minor child of eligible victim Spouse parent sibling and grandparent of eligible victim Non immediate family member who resided in the same household as a deceased victim Individual who discovers a homicide victim s body Person injured by an act of terrorism outside the United States An Arkansas resident victimized in another State that does not have a compensation program Criteria to Receive Compensation Incident occurred since July 1 1988 in Arkansas and reported to authorities within 72 hours minors excluded Application filed within one year of incident Injury or death as a result of a criminal act Victim claimant does not have a felony conviction Victim s conduct did not contribute to the incident Victim did not engage in illegal activity Victim was not incarcerated at time of the incident Injuries from motor vehicle use must involve intent to inflict harm hit and run or violate Omnibus DWI Act Know Your Rights as a Victim Crime Victims have the right to Be present at any proceeding where the defendant has a right to be present Submit victim impact statements Basic privacy Be informed Ensure your rights are protected by Designating someone to receive information about the criminal matter Informing the proper authorities of your representative s name and contact information Maintaining all related written correspondence Cooperating with the prosecution Board and Staff Information The program s administrative staff at the Attorney General s office is responsible for conducting investigations on all submitted claims Following that the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board determines which claims are to be paid and how much may be awarded Claims are limited to 10 000 or 25 000 in the case of catastrophic injury The Crime Victims Reparations Board is

    Original URL path: http://www.ag.state.ar.us/programs/criminal-justice/crime-victim-reparations/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Arkansas Attorney General
    office Forensic examiners in the lab utilize the latest computers and equipment in order to keep pace with the ever changing technology employed by sexual predators The Cyber Crimes Unit s first arrest was of a man in the country illegally who had previously been deported after serving a prison sentence for attempted murder in Illinois That man was sentenced to 80 years in prison following his arrest by the Attorney General s office The Special Investigations Division is a law enforcement unit that has jurisdiction throughout Arkansas The Division works cooperatively with federal State and local law enforcement agencies at every stage of an investigation and arrest County sheriff s offices and municipal police departments often assist the Cyber Crimes Unit when executing search warrants or apprehending suspects Attorneys with the office often collaborate with local elected prosecutors who pursue charges against criminals on behalf of the State Not only is the Special Investigations Division making a difference in the lives of children the Division works alongside attorneys in the Attorney General s office to investigate matters on appeal and to serve documents The Division also provides security for Attorney General s office employees The Division is a member of the Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Members of Arkansas ICAC conduct investigations regarding crimes involving children that includes but is not limited to online activity or cell phone use The Task Force also provides education to parents children and educators regarding safe online behavior Resources Report child exploitation by calling the National Cyber Tip Line 800 843 5678 or visit www CyberTipLine com Report other Internet related crimes to the Internet Crime Complaint Center To report child abuse call the Arkansas State Police Child Abuse Hotline 800 482 5964 or in the event of an emergency dial

    Original URL path: http://www.ag.state.ar.us/programs/children-and-families/sid/ (2016-02-16)
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