AG Opinions - 1985

These opinions were based on the law as it existed at the time the opinions were issued. They may have been superceded by changes in constitutional, statutory, or case law.

No. 85-19 AG Alpha No. AD CS AGAOX - December 12, 1985

Request for attorney general's opinion regarding usage of VISA and Mastercard as a primary means of purchase and as a guarantor on personal checks received in payment for publications sold by Central Stores

Summary
In sum, there are no statutes or rules which prohibit Central Store's acceptance of such cards, nor limit the amount of consideration central stores can pay for these services. There are some tax collecting responsibilities of the state attendant to the sales by the Central Stores.

No. 85-18 AG Alpha No. LO AD AGAOT - December 11, 1985

Conformity with the federal "Deficit Reduction Act of 1984" of Colorado statutes relating to state private activity bond limit allocations.

Summary
Colorado's statutory allocation of its private activity bond limit is in conformity with section 103(n), I.R.C., as amended by the federal Act.


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OPINION

of

DUANE WOODARD
Attorney General

No. 85-18

AG Alpha No. LO AD AGAOT

December 11, 1985

No. 85-17 AG Alpha No. TR AD AGAOR - November 19, 1985

Federal insurance coverage for deposits of moneys in the Highway Fund and the Public School Income Fund

Summary
each of these two funds is attributable to a separate public unit and entitled to separate federal deposit insurance coverage. As I have previously advised you, the controlling opinion in this matter will be that of the appropriate officials for the FDIC and FSLIC, to whom this opinion should be submitted for review.


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No. 85-16 AG Alpha No. LE SE AGAOQ - November 18, 1985

The constitutional and statutory relationship between the office of the executive director of the Department of Natural Resources and the Board of Land Commissioners relative to the implementation and formulation of administrative and policy matters affecting public lands.

No. 85-15 AG Alpha No. LO CD AGAOO - September 30, 1985

Tourist information centers

Summary
Pursuant to statute and contract, Colorado Tourism Board has the authority to operate tourist information centers within highway rest areas.


FORMAL
OPINION

of

DUANE WOODARD
Attorney General

No. 85-15

AG Alpha No. LO CD AGAOO

September 30, 1985

No. 85-14 AG Alpha No. NR WE AGAON - September 10, 1985

Application of House bill 1070, sec. 6 (May 23, 1985) (to be codified at section 37-81-104, C.R.S.)

No. 85-13 AG Alpha No. HI HS AGAOL - September 9, 1985

The legality of the use of sobriety checkpoints

No. 85-12 AG Alpha No. LO AD AGAOM - August 2, 1985

Application of Colo. Const. art. XII, sec. 13 to the tourism board

Summary
As an agency of the state, the tourism board must appoint its personnel in accordance with the rules and regulations of the personnel board. The tourism board may not employ staff personnel who are not state employees or subject to the state personnel system.


FORMAL
OPINION

of

DUANE WOODARD
Attorney General

No. 85-11 AG Alpha No. RV LE AGAOI - July 30, 1985

Social gambling on liquor-licensed premises

Summary
In accordance with the above principles of statutory construction, it is my conclusion that the term gambling found in section 12-47-128(5)(n)(I), C.R.S. (1984 Supp.), means the same as the term gambling found in section 18-10-102(2), C.R.S. (1978).


FORMAL
OPINION

of

DUANE WOODARD
Attorney General

No. 85-11

AG Alpha No. RV LE AGAOI

July 30, 1985

No. 85-10 AG Alpha No. RL LO AGAOK - June 24, 1985

Quorums at Lottery Commission meetings conducted by means of telephone conference calls

Summary
A quorum of the Lottery Commission may be established by telephone conference call when an emergency situation exists. This practice should not be repeated by other agencies and commissions who are not otherwise exempt from the Open Meetings Law because it would be violative of the purpose and spirit of that statute.


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