AG Opinions

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 They may have been superceded by changes in constitutional, statutory, or case law.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. 06-07 AG Alpha No. RG ME AGBBY September 5, 2006

This opinion concerns whether the Board of Medical Examiners (“Board”) is authorized to take disciplinary action for a criminal “conviction” pending appeal of that conviction.

No. 06-06 AG Alpha No. EX AD AGBBW August 29, 2006

The governor requested an opinion concerning his power to authorize the Colorado National Guard to use lethal force when protecting infrastructure critical to the life, health or welfare of the State of Colorado. This analysis addresses only those situations in which damage to the infrastructure would likely result in death or serious bodily injury to persons, either immediately or in the foreseeable future.

No. 06-05 AG Alpha No. EX AD AGBBV July 24, 2006

This opinion, requested by Governor Bill Owens, concerns the respective authority of the Colorado Department of Revenue and the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission for the budget and personnel of the Division of Gaming.

No. 06-04 AG Alpha No. HL NH AGBBU April 11, 2006

This opinion, requested by the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, concerns the right of the Office of the State Auditor (“Auditor”) to access certain confidential information held by the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (“Department”).

No. 06-03 AG Alpha No. LE AU AGBBQ March 30, 2006

This opinion concerns the application of the County, Municipal, and Political Subdivision Officers’ and Employees’ Retirement Systems, § 24-54-101, et seq. C.R.S. (2005) to metropolitan sewage disposal districts. The opinion is issued at the request of Colorado State Auditor Joanne Hill.

No. 06-02 AG Alpha No. TR TR AGBBS March 13, 2006

This opinion is issued at the request of Deputy State Treasurer Benson M. Stein. The Deputy Treasurer's letter asks a question regarding the disposition of investment interest earned on moneys in school districts' bond redemption funds.

No. 06-01 AG Alpha No. HE HE AGBBT January 23, 2006

This opinion, requested by Executive Director Rick O'Donnell, concerns the authority of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education ("CCHE") to grant in-state tuition status to undocumented aliens.

No. 05-07 - AG Alpha No. ST AD AGBBR - October 18, 2005

This opinion, requested by Secretary of State Donetta Davidson and resubmitted by Secretary of State Gigi Dennis, concerns the counting of partial terms for purposes of legislative term limits.

No. 05-06 - AG Alpha No. LO AD AGBBO - October 17, 2005

This opinion, requested by the Department of Local Affairs, concerns the distribution of mineral leasing funds granted to the State of Colorado pursuant to § 34-63-101, C.R.S. (2005). It is being issued to clarify whether the portion of the monies allotted in § 34-63-102(3)(b)(III), C.R.S. (2005) may be distributed to counties with at least one mine but with no residents who are employees of the mine.

No. 05-05 - AG Alpha No. LO AD AGBBP - September 26, 2005

This opinion, requested by the City of Aurora through its city attorney, concerns the operation of C.R.S. § 18-1-1001 regarding protection orders against defendants in domestic violence-related cases. This opinion is being issued to clarify whether the provisions of that statute apply to municipal courts and violations of municipal ordinances.

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