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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 They may have been superceded by changes in constitutional, statutory, or case law.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. 94-02 AG Alpha No. LE AU AGATY - February 9, 1994

This opinion letter responds to a request from the State Auditor, and from Representative Tom Ratterree regarding whether the funds collected, disbursed, and managed by the University of Colorado Treasurer are subject to the provisions of Colo. Cons t. art. X, Section 12, and Sections 24-36-103 and 107, C.R.S. (1988).

Summary
The CU Regents retain control and direction of university funds, which do not need to be transmitted to the State Treasurer.

No. 94-01 AG Alpha No. LE GA AGATZ - February 7, 1994

This Formal Attorney General Opinion responds to the General Assembly's request for an opinion regarding limits on payment for capital construction projects from net lottery proceeds. This opinion is based upon this office's interpretation of Amend ment 8, the Great Outdoors Colorado Program ("GOCO") Amendment, article XXVII, Colorado Constitution. GOCO was a citizen's initiative to amend the Colorado Constitution. It was approved at the General Election on November 3, 1992.

No. 93-09 AG Alpha No. ST EL AGATO - October 12, 1993

This formal opinion is issued in response to a request from Secretary of State Natalie Meyer concerning the legality of automatic deductions of union fees by Colorado school districts under the State and federal constitutions and the Colorado Campaign Reform Act.

No. 93-07 AG Alpha No. LA WC AGATX - August 27, 1993

This Opinion responds to a request from the Executive Director of the Department of Labor and Employment for an opinion as to the effect of Article 10, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution on the premium surcharge rate imposed upon issuers of worker s' compensation insurance in the State of Colorado.

No. 93-08 AG Alpha No. LO LG AGATW - August 27, 1993

This opinion is in response to a request from the Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs as to the effect of Colo. Const. art. X, Section 20 on existing formulations for determining increases in levies and assessments of local governmen ts.

Summary
Section 29-1-301 was not repealed by art. X, Section 20. Taxing entities which are governed by Section 29-1-301 must compute the spending limits under both Section 29-1-301 and art. X, Section 20 and then choose the one which is more restrictive.

No. 93-06 AG Alpha No. HL AL AGATT - June 16, 1993

This Opinion is in response to a request from the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Health regarding the State's obligations under federal law to qualify for an Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Services ("ADMS") block grant.

Summary
Because Colorado treats all abusers of certain drugs as potential users by injection, it meets the intravenous drug use "set-aside" requirement of the ADMS block grant.



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No. 93-05 AG Alpha No. LE HR AGATR - April 21, 1993

This is a response to a request from Representative Lewis Entz concerning the General Assembly's authority to legislatively permit certain forms of gambling.

Summary
Colorado's constitutional law on lotteries does not prohibit the legislature from authorizing certain forms of gambling.



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No. 93-04 AG Alpha No. TR TR AGATD - April 13, 1993

This responds to the request of the Honorable Gail S. Schoettler, State Treasurer, for a formal Attorney General Opinion regarding the investment of highway user tax funds ("HUTF") in non-interest bearing general revenue fund warrants.

Summary
The State Treasurer may not invest HUTF moneys in non-interest bearing general fund warrants.



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No. 93-03 AG Alpha No. LA UI AGATS - April 6, 1993

This Opinion responds to a request from the Executive Director of the Department of Labor and Employment for an opinion as to the effect of Article 10, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution on taxes required under the Colorado Employment Security Act .

Summary
The tax scheme of the Colorado Employment Security Act was established prior to November 4, 1992 and therefore application of that scheme and tax rate schedule is not a tax rate increase within the meaning of Article 10, Section 20.

No. 93-02 AG Alpha No. PE AD AGATG - February 26, 1993

This is a response to a request from Shirley Harris, Executive Director of the Department of Personnel, for a Formal Attorney General Opinion concerning the Department's authority to set salary levels for temporary employees.

Summary
Temporary employees may be compensated from separate salary steps or pay plans.



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