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S.D. A.G. Brings Consumer Protection Stakeholders Together to Review Current Consumer Protection Law


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :   Wednesday, June 12, 2013
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605)773-3215   

Attorney General Jackley Brings Consumer Protection Stakeholders Together to Review Current Consumer Protection Laws

PIERRE, S.D  -    Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today a group of stakeholders have been asked to participate in a workgroup to discuss the current consumer protection statutes, specifically the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, SDCL 37-24. The current consumer protection laws were enacted in 1971 with some revisions throughout the years.

“Last year alone, the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division assisted over twenty thousand consumers in recovering over $11 million,” said Jackley. “The Consumer Protection stakeholders have been tasked to use their diverse experience to better protect and serve both South Dakota consumers and businesses.”

The workgroup is comprised of legislators, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, private business owners and various associations who all have a stake in strengthening the consumer protection laws.

The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Attorney General’s Office located at the George S. Mickelson Criminal Justice Center, 1302 East Hwy 14, Pierre, South Dakota, 9:00 a.m. (CST). This meeting is open to the public.

Attorney General Jackley extends his appreciation to the stakeholders which include the following:

Angela Kennecke
David Owen
Dawna Leitzke
Donna Leslie
Harry Christanson
Jeremiah Murphy
Jerry Vogeler
Jessi Schmidt
Jody Swanson
Melisa Forest
Nancy Naeve
Representative Anne Hajek
Representative Herman Otten
Representative Peggy Gibson
Senator Ernie Otten
Senator Jason Frerichs
Seantor Jean Hunhoff
Shawn Lyons
Sheriff Doug DeBoer
Stacie Eggert
Tom Livermont
Bob Riter
Curt Everson
Daryl Christensen
Deb Mortenson
Dwight Neuhart
Janet Sayler
Kevin Hipple
Mark Lauseng
Myron Rau
Roger Bell
Todd Anawski
Cherrylee Bradt
Michele Brich
Pat Gustaf
Wally Thompson
Cheryl Three Stars Valandra
Peter Gregory
Phillip Stiles
Tracy Parkison
Dave Hewett
Dean Krogman
Bill Van Camp
Drew Duncan
Greg Dean
Kristie Fiegen

If you need additional information please contact Sara Rabern at 605-773-3215.