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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 They may have been superceded by changes in constitutional, statutory, or case law.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. 99-05 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.

No. 99-03 AG Alpha No. LE SE AGAVU - March 3, 1999

This opinion responds to requests from Bill Owens, Governor of the State of Colorado, and Ray Powers, President of the Colorado State Senate, for an opinion with respect to certain issues under the Colorado Constitution relating to HB99-1325. HB99-1325 allows the Colorado Department of Transportation to issue Transportation Revenue Anticipation Notes ("TRANs") to finance transportation projects using federal transportation funds and state matching funds.

No. 99-02 AG Alpha No. TR TR AGAZX - January 11, 1999

This Opinion responds to a request from the Treasurer on whether the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board of Directors has the authority under Article XXVII of the Colorado Constitution to choose specific investments on behalf of the GOCO Trust Fund and then direct the Treasurer to make those investments, or whether the authority to choose specific investments belongs to the Treasurer.



FORMAL
OPINION

of

GALE A. NORTON
Attorney General

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.

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