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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 They may have been superceded by changes in constitutional, statutory, or case law.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. 01-5 Alpha No. PE CS AGBAQ - December 10, 2001

This opinion is issued at the request of Executive Director Troy Eid, of the Colorado Department of Personnel/General Support Services. It considers the legality, without a vote of the People, of certain multi-year contracts to be used to finance the acquisition of motor vehicles for the State's fleet.

No. 01-4 Alpha No. ST US AGBAO - August 24, 2001

This opinion is issued at the request of the Colorado Secretary of State, Donetta Davidson. It addresses the respective powers and duties of the Central Information System Board and the Secretary of State with regard to the filings necessary to perfect security interests in personal property and fixtures.

No. 01-3 Alpha No. LE HR AGBAP - August 6, 2001

This opinion is issued at the request of the Colorado House of Representatives, as requested by Speaker of the House, State Representative Doug Dean.

No. 01-2 Alpha No. LO LG GRAIK - July 23, 2001

This opinion is issued at the request of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (the "Department"). It answers two questions about the powers and duties of Colorado's fire protection districts, and the interaction of the fire fighting duties of fire protection districts and sheriffs.

No. 01-1 Alpha No. LW AG AGBAM - July 5, 2001

The Colorado Open Records Act statute gives everyone broad access to government records throughout the state. This opinion is issued to provide the people of Colorado and Colorado's governments with answers to frequently asked questions about this law.

No. 00-08 Alpha No. ST EL AGBAK - December 5, 2000

This opinion is issued at the request of Donetta Davidson, the Secretary of State of the State of Colorado. Secretary Davidson asks whether the election in the year 2000 to fill the vacancy in the office of Secretary of State is "the previous general election" referred to in Colo. Const. Art. V, § § 1(2) and 1(3).



FORMAL
OPINION

of

KEN SALAZAR
Attorney General

No. 00-8

No. 00-07 AG Alpha No. LW CJ AGBAI - August 3, 2000

This opinion sets forth guidelines for schools and law enforcement agencies about information that can be exchanged between law enforcement and school authorities. It is meant to present and clarify these complex issues.



FORMAL
OPINION

of

KEN SALAZAR
Attorney General

No. 00-7

Law Enforcement and School
Authorities Sharing of Information
Alpha No. LW CJ AGBAI

Issued August 3, 2000

No. 00-06 AG Alpha No. TR AD GRABJ - July 26, 2000

This opinion is issued at the request of the Treasurer of the State of Colorado, Mike Coffman. In his letter to the Attorney General dated May 23, 2000, the Treasurer asks whether he may retain in Colorado's investment portfolio a corporate debt obligation that has been downgraded below investment grade by a nationally recognized rating organization.

This request requires interpretation of § 24-36-113, C.R.S. (1999). This statute describes the duties of the Treasurer to manage the funds of the citizens of Colorado

No. 00-05 AG Alpha No. ST AG AGBAJ - July 10, 2000

This opinion is issued at the request of the Colorado Secretary of State, Ms. Donetta Davidson. In her letter of April 25, 2000, the Secretary of State poses several questions that seek to clarify limitations on the number of terms that may be served by elected officials in Colorado.

The term limits addressed in this opinion are set forth in Articles V, § 3(2) and XVIII, § 11 of the Colorado Constitution. These term limits were enacted through initiatives approved by the People of the State of Colorado in 1990 (Amendment No. 5) and 1994 (Amendment 17).

No. 00-4 AG Alpha No. LO BL AGBAH - June 13, 2000

By letter dated March 29, 2000, Mr. Bob Brooks, the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, requested a formal opinion of the Attorney General regarding four specific and related property tax valuation questions. In response to these questions, this opinion affirms that assessors may consider rent restrictions and other specific conditions associated with government-assisted housing properties when valuing such properties pursuant to Colo. Const. art. X, § 20(8)(c).

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