1997 Formal Opinions
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The Honorable Nancy Wyman, Comptroller, 1997-017 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
We have reviewed your request for guidance concerning questions you have raised regarding Social Security (FICA) payments for Special Deputy Sheriffs.
Jessie M. Frankl, Workers' Compensation Commission, 1997-018 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
You have asked this Office for an opinion regarding the right of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe ("Tribe") to establish its own workers' compensation code and Commission. You state that the Tribe has enacted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Workers' Compensation Code ("Tribal Code"), effective July 1, 1997, which provides that any accident or personal injury arising out of and in the course of employment with the Tribe, which has a date of injury after the effective date, will be governed solely by the Tribal Code.
John F. Anderson, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 1997-001 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
This letter is written in response to your request, on behalf of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station1 ("the Station"), for an opinion concerning several legal questions arising out of a recent report by the Auditors of Public Accounts. The report questioned the propriety of how the Board of the Station ("the Board") had managed four private charitable trusts.
John R. Shears, Secretary, State Teachers' Retirement Board, 1997-004 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
You requested an opinion of this office as to whether the State Teachers' Retirement Board [hereinafter Board] can pay increased benefits, resulting from an election of recalculated benefits under Conn. Gen. Stat.
Messrs. Kevin P. Johnston and Robert G. Jaekle, Auditors of Public Accounts, 1997-005 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
This is in response to your request for an opinion regarding the settlement of an employment dispute with Marc Schillinger, a former state employee. Specifically, you inquire "whether the Governor, upon the recommendation of the Attorney General, has the authority under Section 3-7(c) [of the General Statutes] to compromise a claim in a manner which is not in accordance with Section 5-162 and 5-155a of the General Statutes."
Philip E. Austin, University of Connecticut, 1997-015 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
You have asked whether the University of Connecticut possesses the legal authority to pay directly vendors of UConn 2000 projects. You noted that if the bond proceeds had as their source a State bond issue, the University could not make such direct payments.
The Honorable Kevin B. Sullivan, Legislative Office Building, Room 3300, 1997-013 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
You have asked for an opinion with regard to the implementation of Public Act No. 94-83, An Act Implementing the Recommendations of the Telecommunications Task Force.
Alan S. Plofsky, State Ethics Commission, 1997-010 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
This letter is in response to your February 6, 1997 inquiry regarding the Legislative Regulations Review Committee's rejection without prejudice of your agency's proposed regulations implementing amendments to the lobbyist registration laws set forth in Public Act 96-11.
George F. Wandrak, Division of Special Revenue, 1997-006 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
This letter responds to your request for an opinion dated January 31, 1997. Briefly stated, your letter relates that since 1993 the Division's regulations have provided: "A prize to which a purchaser may become entitled shall not be assignable." Conn. Stat. Regs.
George F. Wandrak, Division of Special Revenue, 1997-008 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
You seek our advice concerning the proposal of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to introduce a Bingo type game as a new lottery product and inquire whether such a proposal is a permissible lottery game.
Honorable Aaron Ment, Chief Court Administrator, 1997-014 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
You have asked whether alternative sanctions contractors have authority to access medical and psychiatric records held by a juvenile detention center for juvenile delinquents assigned to the contractor's program without violating the confidentiality requirements contained in Chapters 899 and 368X of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Honorable John J. Armstrong, Department of Correction, 1997-016 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
You have asked the advice of the Office of the Attorney General as to "whether Connecticut General Statute 17a-543 includes the Connecticut Department of Correction and/or whether Connecticut General Statute 17a-540(a) definition of 'facility' includes the Connecticut Department of Correction."
Honorable Nancy Wyman, State of Connecticut, 1997-003 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
You ask whether payment of reimbursement expenses incurred by state employees is subject to wage garnishment under Conn. Gen. Stat.
Honorable Nancy Wyman, State of Connecticut, 1997-009 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
You have asked us whether the Comptroller has authority to remit funds, which have been offset from amounts payable to state vendors who have defaulted on their federal student loans, to the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation (CSLF).
Honorable Theodore S. Sergi, State Board of Education, 1997-011 Formal Opinion, Attorney General of Connecticut
You have asked for our opinion about whether you have correctly interpreted two aspects of Conn. Gen. Stat.