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No. 84-26 AG Alpha No. CO ED AGANU - December 24, 1984

Mandatory housing of violent offenders in major institutions for at least 6 months.

Summary
There is no statutory definition of the phrase "violent offender" which appears in section 17-25-103 so the department may interpret the phrase in accord with its commonly accepted meaning.

The 6 month time period required by section 17-25-103 should begin upon the inmate's reception at any diagnostic unit operated by the department and should not include any time spent in presentence confinement.

No. 84-25 AG Alpha No. LW CU AGANO - December 12, 1984

Re-enrollment of nonresident students changing tuition status

Summary
A requirement for qualified out-of-state students to re-enroll before being permitted to matriculate as in-state students requires legislative action by the general assembly. Such a legislative discrimination would withstand constitutional challenge only if it is part of a scheme that is rationally related to a legitimate state interest.


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No. 84-24 AG Alpha No. EX AD AGANP - December 11, 1984

Public employee use of annual leave to work on political campaigns

Summary
In accordance with the above principles of statutory construction, it is my conclusion that section 1-45-116(1)(d), C.R.S. (1980) does not prohibit an employee or officer of a public agency from using annual leave to work on a political campaign.


FORMAL
OPINION

of

DUANE WOODARD
Attorney General

No. 84-24

AG Alpha No. EX AD AGANP

No. 84-23 AG Alpha No. RV MV AGANW - November 29, 1984

Victims and witnesses assistance and law enforcement fund; application to penalty assessments

Summary
The surcharge imposed on fines by section 24-4.2-104, C.R.S. (1984 Supp.) applies only to criminal actions charged pursuant to the penalty assessment provisions of sections 42-4-1501 and 33-6-104, C.R.S. (1984). The surcharge is to be collected by the clerk of the court after judgment is entered on the action by the court.

No. 84-21 AG Alpha No. LE HR AGANZ - November 28, 1984

Appointment of members to the Joint Budget Committee

Summary
The speaker of the house has both the power and duty to appoint the house members to the Joint Budget Committee in a manner consistent with the statute.


FORMAL
OPINION

of

DUANE WOODARD
Attorney General

No. 84-21

AG Alpha No. LE HR AGANZ

November 28, 1984

No. 84-22 AG Alpha No. LE HR AGANQ - November 28, 1984

Constitutional impediments to legislative action concerning the reorganization of higher education in Colorado

No. 84-20 AG Alpha No. EX AD AGANT - November 20, 1984

Interim appointments to the State Board of Equalization

No. 84-19 AG Alpha No. LO AD AGANJ - November 14, 1984

Whether property that is used for mining operations or oil and gas production and managed by the State Board of Land Commissioners is subject to ad valorem tax.

No. 84-18 AG Alpha No. AD AC AGAKH - October 2, 1984

Reimbursement of moving expenses upon rehire of employees on reemployment lists

Summary
Individuals on state reemployment lists are not "employees" in the state personnel system and thus are not entitled to reimbursement for moving expenses under section 24-50-134, C.R.S. (1982).


FORMAL
OPINION

of

DUANE WOODARD
Attorney General

No. 84-18

AG Alpha No. AD AC AGAKH

October 2, 1984

No. 84-17 AG Alpha No. JD SC AGANG - September 28, 1984

Investment of court registry funds in interest-bearing accounts.

Summary
The Judicial Department is statutorily permitted to earn interest for the state on moneys held in the court registries. The interest earned on such moneys shall be credited to the general fund in accordance with section 24-36-114, C.R.S. (1982).


FORMAL
OPINION

of

DUANE WOODARD
Attorney General

No. 84-17

AG Alpha No. JD SC AGANG

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