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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 They may have been superceded by changes in constitutional, statutory, or case law.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. 99-01 AG Alpha No. RL LO AGAVP - January 7, 1999

This opinion responds to a request from the Director of the Lottery Division, Department of  Revenue, whether the term "preceding calendar year" used in § 33-60-104(1)(c), C.R.S. (1998), means a year which runs from January 1 through December 31, inclusive.



FORMAL
OPINION

of

GALE A. NORTON
Attorney General

No. 99-1

AG Alpha No. RL LO AGAVP

January 7, 1999

No. 98-03 AG Alpha No.HL WQ AGAVQ - December 1, 1998

This formal opinion is written to respond to requests from Tom Norton, President of the Colorado Senate, and Ray Powers, Assistant Majority Leader of the Senate, regarding the effect of Senate Bill (S.B.) 94-1391 ("the self-audit law") on Colorado's ability to meet federal requirements for delegation of environmental programs. The law will sunset in June of 1999 unless there is legislative action to extend its effectiveness.

No. 98-02 AG Alpha No. LO LG AGAVI - October 26, 1998

This Formal Attorney General Opinion is issued in response to questions submitted by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

No. 98-01 AG Alpha No. HE CU AGAVF - July 6, 1998

This Opinion responds to a request from the Board of Regents, University of Colorado, regarding whether written communications provided by a state institution, agency, or political subdivision in mediation or alternative dispute resolution proceedings are confidential or are subject to the Colorado Open Records Act.

Summary
Although written communications prepared during alternative dispute resolution proceedings are confidential, a final fully executed settlement agreement is subject to the Open Records Act.

No. 97-02 AG Alpha No. PE AC AGAVE - December 23, 1997

This opinion responds to the State Controller's request for an opinion concerning the authority of the State Controller to approve commitment vouchers where obligations have been incurred prior to their execution, and whether the Controller has any personal liability for approval of such commitment vouchers.

No. 97-01 AG Alpha No. CO CI AGAVC - March 11, 1997

This Opinion responds to an inquiry from the State Comptroller regarding the use of general funds to pay an "enterprise" as that term is used in Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution ("TABOR").

No. 96-07 AG Alpha No. ST CO AGAVB - October 23, 1996

This opinion responds to a request from Secretary of State Victoria Buckley for an opinion concerning the confidentiality of Social Security numbers provided to the Central Indexing System Board ("Board").

No. 96-06 AG Alpha No. HE MI AGAVA - July 30, 1996

This opinion is in response to a request from the President of the Colorado School of Mines ("CSM") regarding whether the Board of Trustees of CSM can delegate authority to the faculty to modify Faculty Handbook provisions regarding tenure acquisition, t enure revocation, and other employment matters.

No. 96-05 AG Alpha No. TR AD AGAUR - July 3, 1996

This Opinion responds to a request from the State Treasurer, for an opini on addressing whether Local Government Mineral Impact funds could properly be used by a county to pay for a state-wide public opinion poll on the issue of growth.

No. 96-04 AG Alpha No. PE AD AGAUQ - April 12, 1996

This opinion is rendered in response to an inquiry from the Executive D irector of the Department of Personnel regarding the payment of geographically adjusted salaries to Colorado state personnel system employees.

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