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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 They may have been superceded by changes in constitutional, statutory, or case law.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. 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

No. 99-7 AG Alpha No. PS AD AGAWA - September 8, 1999

Several Colorado sheriffs requested legal guidance from the Attorney General regarding their authority to act in the event that computer failures at the Year 2000 date change cause disasters or breaches of the peace. Subsequently, the Governor, and the Departments of Local Affairs and Public Safety requested a Formal Attorney General's Opinion.

 

No. 99-8 AG Alpha No. HE CS AGAWD - September 8, 1999

This opinion responds to a request from the Colorado Secretary of State for an opinion regarding whether local term limits referenda may appear on ballots during elections conducted in odd years.

FORMAL
OPINION

of

KEN SALAZAR
Attorney General

No. 99-8

AG Alpha No. HE CS AGAWD

September 8, 1999

No. 99-05 And Modification of AGO 98-02 AG Alpha No. LO LG FBQPH - July 30,1999

This opinion is in response to a request from the Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs requesting clarification of certain issues relating to a prior Colorado Attorney General Opinion, AGO 98-2 (October 26, 1998).



FORMAL
OPINION

of

KEN SALAZAR
Attorney General

No. 99-5 and Modification of

AGO 98-2

AG Alpha No. LO LG FBQPH

July 30, 1999

 

No. 99-06 And Withdrawal of AGO 99-02 AG Alpha No. TR TR AGAWH - July 30, 1999

This opinion responds to the February 28, 1999, request from the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado ("GOCO") Trust Fund (the "Board") for reconsideration of the authority of the State Treasurer to invest unused portions of money administered by the Board in specific investments of the Treasurer's choosing, as provided by January 11, 1999 Colorado Attorney General Opinion, Op. Att'y. Gen. No. 99-2 (January 11, 1999).

No. 99-04 AG Alpha No. LW AG AAAAN - April 21, 1999

This opinion describes the legal flexibility available to the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission ("Commission") to promulgate regulations that implement Amendment 14. The Attorney General directed the preparation of this opinion on April 7, 1999. The Attorney General decided to issue this opinion because of significant concerns that continue to be expressed about the legal flexibility available to the Commission to adopt alternative approaches to odor regulation.

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