Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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02/2005

Terry Goddard Named Boys & Girls Clubs Alliance Champion for Kids, Announces New Initiatives to Fight Meth Abuse

(Phoenix, Ariz. – February 1, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today was named the Boys & Girls Clubs Arizona Alliance Champion for Kids and announced new steps to protect kids and combat the use of methamphetamines.

Former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore joined Goddard and Boys & Girls Clubs Arizona Alliance Board members to recognize the strides Boys & Girls Clubs of America have made on a national level to reduce drug and alcohol use among children. 

Goddard Legal Opinion Provides Guidance to Secretary of State regarding Voter Registration Identification Under Proposition 200

(Phoenix, Ariz. – February 4, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today issued a legal opinion indicating that an Arizona driver’s license or a state issued ID card obtained after October 1, 1996 satisfies the citizenship requirement to register to vote. The Secretary of State requested the opinion following voter approval of Proposition 200.

In addition to providing the identification, a person registering to vote must sign a statement declaring he or she is a U.S. citizen, and that falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen is a state and federal crime.

Terry Goddard Issues Auto Loan Mark-Up Alert

(Phoenix, Ariz. – February 7, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today issued the following Auto Loan Consumer Alert as part of Consumer Protection Week 2005. Complaints related to the purchase of a new or used car consistently rank among the top 10 consumer complaints filed with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Background

People who get auto loans from automobile dealers sometimes pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars extra because of higher interest rates charged by dealers, and minorities usually pay the most. 

Attorney General Goddard Files Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Against Scottsdale Suzuki Superstore, Inc.

(Phoenix, Ariz. – February 8, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today filed suit against Scottsdale Suzuki Superstore, Inc. alleging the dealer made misleading and deceptive statements in television ads guaranteeing a minimum trade-in for the purchaser of a new car at its Tempe dealership.  

In addition, lawsuit alleges that Scottsdale Suzuki Superstore, Inc. placed misleading information concerning “dealer installed accessories and service charges” on the window stickers of new cars.

Terry Goddard Visits Kingman Boys & Girls Club to Promote Internet Safety, Discuss Methamphetamine Public Health Crisis

(Kingman, Ariz. – February 10, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard, the Boys & Girls Clubs Arizona Alliance Champion for Kids, today visited the Boys & Girls Club of Kingman promoting Internet Safety and his new initiative to combat the use of methamphetamines.

“We are in the middle of a public health crisis with meth,” Goddard said.  “Meth cookers are poisoning our children, and putting our law enforcement and public safety officers in unacceptable dangers.”

Attorney General Terry Goddard Issues Statement Regarding Prop 200 Voting Rules

(Phoenix, Ariz. – February 10, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today issued the following statement: 

The voting rules as drafted by the Secretary of State would prevent thousands of legally registered voters from casting ballots in the upcoming elections, lead to multiple legal challenges to the March 8 elections and risk violating the federal Voting Rights Act. 

In addition, the legislature needs to act to be sure that registered voters who lack sufficient identification on election day are not turned away.  

Terry Goddard Files Lawsuit Over Developer's Destruction of State Resources

(Phoenix, Ariz. – February 14, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a multi-count civil action against land developer George H. Johnson and several of his companies. The lawsuit stems from Johnson's attempt in 2003 to construct a large residential community in southern Pinal County and his work on the banks of the Little Colorado River in Apache County. 

“The wanton destruction of Arizona’s heritage resources by George Johnson is unprecedented,” Goddard said. “This action represents the coordinated efforts of five state agencies.” 

Attorney General Terry Goddard, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall Discuss Methamphetamine Public Health Crisis

(Tucson, Ariz. – February 15, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard was joined by Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall at a news conference here today to discuss Goddard’s new initiative to combat the production and use of methamphetamines.

“We are in the middle of a public health crisis with meth,” Goddard said.  “Meth cookers are poisoning our children, putting our public safety officers in unacceptable dangers and imposing high costs on taxpayers, businesses, healthcare systems and the environment.”

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