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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 They may have been superceded by changes in constitutional, statutory, or case law.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. 01-2 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).



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KEN SALAZAR
Attorney General

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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).

No. 00-03 AG Alpha No. HL AD AGBAE - April 14, 2000

This formal opinion is written in response to a request from Jane E. Norton, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, to clarify certain aspects of Colorado's environmental self-audit law. The self-audit law is codified at section 13-25-126.5, C.R.S. (audit privilege); section 13-90-107(1)(j), C.R.S. (testimonial privilege); and section 25-1-114.5, C.R.S.

No. 00-02 AG Alpha No. ST EL FBQSN - February 9, 2000

This Opinion responds to a request from the Secretary of State requesting clarification of certain issues relating to the term limits provision of Colo. Const. Art. XVIII, § 11 ("Amendment 17").


FORMAL
OPINION

of

KEN SALAZAR
Attorney General

No. 2000-2

AG Alpha No. ST EL FBQSN

February  9, 2000

 

 

No. 00-01 AG Alpha No. NR WC AGAWG - January 3

This Opinion responds to a May 14, 1999 request from the Colorado Water Conservation Board ("CWCB") on whether the vendor offset requirements of Sections 24-30-202(1) and 24-30-202.4(3), C.R.S. (1999) must be included in CWCB contracts with federal, state and local government agencies.

FORMAL
OPINION

of

KEN SALAZAR
Attorney General

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