109:4-1-03 Objectives of the office of the Ohio attorney general, consumer protection section.

(A) To inform and educate the consuming public and the suppliers of Ohio of their rights and responsibilities under the laws of this state;

(B) To receive and process complaints and inquiries regarding conduct governed by those laws referred to in rule 109:4-1-02 of the Administrative Code;

(C) To investigate practices which come to the attention of the consumer protection section by complaints or through its own inquiries and which may violate those laws referred to in rule 109:4-1-02 of the Administrative Code;

(D) To institute enforcement proceedings in order to promote compliance with and obtain those remedies available through those laws referred to in rule 109:4-1-02 of the Administrative Code;

(E) To conduct research, make inquiries, hold public hearings, and to publish studies relating to consumer transactions;

(F) To adopt, amend, and repeal substantive rules defining with reasonable specificity acts or practices which violate section 1345.02 or 1345.03 of the Revised Code;

(G) To conduct in-depth analyses of specific industry practices which may warrant investigatory hearings or new legislation;

(H) To carry on any other appropriate and necessary activities in order to effectuate the purposes of those laws referred to in rule 109:4-2-01 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 07/18/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/16/2009 and 07/08/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1345.05
Rule Amplifies: 1345.05
Prior Effective Dates: 4/17/98, 6/15/03