AG Opinions - 2009

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 They may have been superceded by changes in constitutional, statutory, or case law.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. 09-06 AG Alpha No. EX AD AGBDD - November 16, 2009

Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., through his Chief Legal Counsel Thomas M. Rogers, III, requested an opinion from this office regarding the applicability of state sales tax to the purchase and sales of medical marijuana.

No. 09-05 AG Alpha No. EX AD AGBCW July 16, 2009

Governor Bill Ritter, through his Chief Legal Counsel Thomas M. Rogers, III, requested an opinion from this office on whether the governor may order mandatory furloughs for State employees in executive agencies and, if so, whether he may order mandatory furloughs in a particular department or departments, but exclude otherwise similarly-situated positions in other departments from these furloughs; and whether he may exempt from mandatory furloughs positions with particular duties or positions in particular agencies or divisions?

No. 09-04 AG Alpha No. EX AD AGBCX July 13, 2009

This opinion, requested by Governor Ritter's Chief Legal Counsel Thomas M. Rogers, III, concerns whether funding limitations on the calculation of Adams State College's full-time equivalent student enrollment enacted into law by House Bill 09-1272 are consistent with Article XVIII, § 9(7)(c)(III)(A) of the Colorado Constitution (hereinafter "Amendment 50 ").

No. 09-03 AG Alpha No. RL LO AGBCS June 9, 2009

This opinion, requested by Jack Boehm, Director of Colorado Lottery Division ("Lottery"), addresses the applicability of sections 24-72.1-101 through -106, C.R.S. (2008) ("Secure and Verifiable Identity Documents Act," hereinafter "SVIDA") and sections 24-76.5-101 through -103 C.R.S. (2008) ("Restrictions on Public Benefits Act," hereinafter "RPBA") to sales of Lottery tickets and licensing of Lottery retailers.

No. 09-02 AG Alpha No. HS AD AGBCR April 6, 2009

 Brad Mallon, Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services ("DHS") Division of Human Resources, requested an opinion from this office concerning the question of whether Clinical Security Officers employed at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo ("CMHIP") must be reclassified unless they become Peace Officers.

No. 09-01 AG Alpha No. HE MS AGBCV January 28, 2009

This opinion, requested by Mesa State College President Tim Foster, concerns whether any of the revenues raised under the recently-passed Amendment 50 would be available for Mesa State College and its students.

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