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22104626 - DOR CO vs WA

22104626 - DOR CO vs WA

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Dept of Revenue describes the difference between Colorado's cannabis laws vs Washington State's.

"Interesting though that no one corrected the email to say that Colorado voters passed a constitutional amendment…not an
initiative. I think the Colorado Department of Revenue will have an easier time implementing their law than the LCB will
because the CO legislature gets to actually pass laws to uphold their constitution rather than just pass interpretive rules like
LCB has to do. Huge difference if it ever gets challenged on either state or federal grounds. As much as we like to think we are
in the same position as CO, we are not."
Dept of Revenue describes the difference between Colorado's cannabis laws vs Washington State's.

"Interesting though that no one corrected the email to say that Colorado voters passed a constitutional amendment…not an
initiative. I think the Colorado Department of Revenue will have an easier time implementing their law than the LCB will
because the CO legislature gets to actually pass laws to uphold their constitution rather than just pass interpretive rules like
LCB has to do. Huge difference if it ever gets challenged on either state or federal grounds. As much as we like to think we are
in the same position as CO, we are not."

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From:"Bryant, Armikka \(DOR\)"
 
To:"Zahn, Clyde \(DOR\)" <ClydeZ@DOR.WA.GOV>
 
"Hurley, Sandra \(DOR\)" <SandraH@DOR.WA.GOV>
 
Date:2/14/20131:40:46PMSubject:RE: The Ferguson File
Oh interesting! Thank you so much Clyde!! Interesting though that no one corrected the email to say that Colorado voters passed a constitutional amendment…not aninitiative. I think the Colorado Department of Revenue will have an easier time implementing their law than the LCB willbecause the CO legislature gets to actually pass laws to uphold their constitution rather than just pass interpretive rules likeLCB has to do. Huge difference if it ever gets challenged on either state or federal grounds. As much as we like to think we arein the same position as CO, we are not. 
From:
Zahn, Clyde (DOR)
Sent:
 Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:24 AM
To:
Bryant,Armikka(DOR);Hurley,Sandra(DOR)
Cc:
Eastman, Kimberly (DOR); Shimabukuro, Janet (DOR)
Subject:
 FW: The Ferguson File
 IncludesbriefcommentsfromthenewA.G.aboutimplementingI-502. 
Clyde Zahn360-705-6608
  Business Licensing Service
 
From:
Scharber, Maureen (ATG) [mailto:MaureenS@ATG.WA.GOV]
Sent:
 Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:06 AM
To:
 AG-FERGUSON-NEWS@LISTSERV.WA.GOV
Subject:
 The Ferguson File
 Greetings, Sincebeingsworninasthe18thAttorneyGeneralofWashington,it’s been a busy few weeks! As I become better acquainted with the inner workings of the office, and the vast range of cases and legal issues we’reinvolved with, I’m pleased to report the rumors are true – the AttorneyGeneral’s Office has a fantastic staff, an impressive pool of talent and anoutstandingreputationasbothalegalandadministrativeleaderamong publiclawfirms. 
Vision for the AGO: Consumer Protection, Public Safety, Veterans and the Environment
AsAttorneyGeneral,Iserve asthe toplegal officerforstate government,managingthe largest public lawoffice inthestate. Theofficehasapproximately500attorneysand600professionalstaffservinginthirteenlocationsacrossWashington. We provide legal servicesto nearly 200 state agencies, boardsand commissions. In representing stateclientsandthepublicinterest,ourworktouchesthelivesofeveryWashingtonresident.Soit’snosurprisethatoneof         the questions I’m most often asked is, “What’s your vision for the Attorney General’s Office?” Inshort,myvisionistomakethebestpubliclawofficeinthecountryevenbetter. Iintendtobuildontheoffice’s
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longhistoryofcommitmentstoprotectingpublicsafetyandenhancingconsumerprotectionbytakingonpowerfulintereststhatdonotplaybytherules. Mytopprioritiesalsoincludesupportingourstate’sveteransandprotectingourenvironment. 
The Legal Implementation of I-502
Last month,GovernorJayInslee andImet withU.S.AttorneyGeneral Eric HoldertodiscussInitiative 502thevoter-approvedlegalizationofmarijuana. Thelegalizationofmarijuanapresentsnewandchallengingissuesforoustate as we move forward with implementation. One of these challenges is the interaction of our new state law withexistingfederallaws.AsAttorneyGeneral,myjobistodefendthislawagainstanyfederalchallenge.Wedon’twantalegalfightwiththefederalgovernment,butwearecertainlypreparingforthatpossibility. ThebottomlineisweintendtosupportthewillofthepeopleandmovethestateforwardonthelegalimplementationofI-502. Interestingly,theStateofColoradoisinmuchthesamepositionasweare,sincevoterstherealsopassedaninitiativeinNovembertolegalizemarijuana. IrecentlyspoketoColoradoAttorneyGeneralJohnSuthers.HeandColoradoGovernorJohnHickenlooperhavealsoreachedouttoAttorneyGeneralHolder. Whileitremainsunclearhowthefederal government plans to respond, Attorney General Suthers and I have agreed to partner on our states’ efforts. FormoredetailsaboutthemeetingwithAttorneyGeneralHolder,listentomyrecentKIROinterview,whichbeginsat the 26:40 mark of the video. Therewillbemoretocomeonthisissue,sostaytuned! 
AGO Request Legislation – Courthouse Protection Bill
Werecentlyintroducedour CourthouseProtectionBill,whichaimstoprotectcitizensdoingbusinessatcourthousesin Washington. Acts of courtroom violence are on the rise across the country, and our state is no exception. Just afew weeks ago, a detective was assaulted in a Kent courthouse. In2011,theLegislaturepassedanewlawtoincreasethepenaltyforassaultingacourtemployeeorjudicialofficerinthe course of performing his or her duties. This session, I’m asking lawmakers to go a step further and help protecteveryonedoingbusinessatourcourthousesbyincreasingpenaltiesforanyassaultsinoraroundacourthouse,regardlessofwhoisthe victim. OnTuesday,Itestifiedabout the bill before the House Public SafetyCommittee.The Senate Law and Justice Committee is set to hear testimony on Friday. Igreatlyappreciatethehelpandsupportwe’vereceivedinthiseffortfromtheprimesponsorsofourbill,RepresentativeRogerGoodmanandSenatorAdamKline. AlsoassistinguswiththislegislationareRepresentativesMike Hope, Eric Pettigrew, Cathy Dahlquist, Jamie Petersen, Kevin Van De Wege, Cindy Ryu and Luis MoscosoandSenatorsDavidFrockt,KevinRanker,ChristineRolfes,MikePadden,JoeFain,andJeanneKohl-Welles. We’realsothankfultothefollowinggroupsthatsignedinand/ortestifiedinsupportoftheCourthouseProtectionBill. WashingtonAssociationofProsecutingAttorneysWashingtonStatePatrolTroopersAssociationWashingtonCoalitionofPoliceandSheriffsFraternal Order of PoliceWashingtonAssociationofSheriffsandPoliceChiefsWashingtonCoalitionofSexualAssaultProgramsWashingtonStateCoalitionAgainstDomesticViolenceWashingtonCoalitionofCrimeVictimAdvocatesLegal VoiceAssociationofWashingtonCitiesWashingtonStateAssociationofCountiesWashingtonFederationofStateEmployeesWashingtonStateBoardofJudicialAdministrationCouncilofMetropolitanPoliceandSheriffs 
State and Federal Coalition Challenging Standard and Poor’s Ratings
Last week we announcedthat the AGO joined a group of state AGs and the U.S. DOJ in filing suitagainstStandard & Poor's (S&P). We allege the credit rating agency misled investors with regard to structured finance securities
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 backed by subprime mortgages that were at the center of the national financial crisis.S&Psystematically misrepresented that itsanalysiswasobjective and independent. We nowknowthisisnot true. Infact,S&P'sanalysiswasimproperlyinfluencedbyfinancialinterests.S&P'sactionshavesignificantrealworldimplicationsforthefinancesofindividualinvestors.Thesesecuritiesareoftenincludedinmutualfundandpensionfundportfoliosthatplaysignificantrolesinpeople'sretirementandinvestmentstrategies.The AGO seeks a court order to force S&P to refrain from making false representations to the public, changes in theway the company does business, and other relief consistent with the state's Consumer Protection Act that the courtmay deem just and proper.
 
Collaborating to Fight Human Trafficking
WhilerecentlyattendingtheDemocraticAttorneysGeneralAssociation'sWinterPolicyConference,IparticipatedinapaneldiscussionaboutHumanTraffickingwithNewMexicoAttorneyGeneralGaryKing,MassachusettsAttorney General Martha Coakley, and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. We talked about howAttorneysGeneral are working together to fight human trafficking, and ways we can strengthen those efforts. OneexampleofourcollaborationistheefforttopressureBackpage.comtostopadvertisinghumantraffickingvictims,includingchildren,ontheirsite.Ultimately,all50stateAttorneysGeneraljoinedtheeffort.Lastyear,thesite'sparentcompany,VillageVoiceMedia,cuttieswithBackpage.com.Unfortunately,Backpage.comstilloperates,but arrestsofthose advertisingminorsandothersonthe site alsocontinue. FormerAttorneyGeneralRobMcKennadidagreatjobspearheadingthiscollaborationwithhisNAAGpresidentialinitiative,“PillarsofHope:AttorneysGeneralUniteAgainstHumanTrafficking.Iwillcontinuehisworkonthisimportantissue. 
Wing Luke Museum
I attended a reception at Seattle's WingLukeMuseumof the Asian Pacific American Experience. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar designated the museum as an "affiliated area" of the National Park Service. This federalrecognitioncouldleadtogovernmentassistanceandincreasednationalexposure.ThemuseumisnamedforthefirstAsian-Americanelectedofficial.WingLukewasbornin1925inasmalltownnear Canton, China. Hisfamily returned to the U.S. in 1930 and settled in Seattle. In 1944, Wing wasselected asoneoftheninemostoutstandinghighschoolstudentsintheU.S.bytheSecretaryofLaborandinvitedtoWashington,D.C.asahighschoolconsultantforaWhiteHouseconferenceonjuvenileproblems.Halfwaythroughhissenior year,WingwasinductedintotheArmy.Followinghisservice,WingenteredtheUniversityofWashington.HegraduatedfromtheuniversitywithaB.A.in politicalscienceandpublicadministration.HedidgraduateworkinthesamefieldsatAmericanUniversityinWashington,D.C.ReturningtoUW,heearnedaL.L.B.inlaw.Initiallyinprivatepractice,hesoonwasappointedasanAAGintheCivilRightsDivisionoftheAGOandservedinthatcapacityfrom1957-1962.InDecember1961,Wingtookaleaveofabsencefromhisdutiestofileforpositionnumber5ontheSeattleCityCouncil. Wing Luke won the council seat and was sworn in March 13, 1962 and became the first Asian American tohold elected office in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Inauguration Celebration
 Thanks to all for the nice reception and warm welcome after my swearing-in! My wife Colleen, our twins Jack andKatie,alongwithmymotherandmanyotherfamilymemberstravelledtoOlympiatojoininthecelebration. Itwasanexcitingandmemorableoccasionforallofus.
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