2006 Formal Opinions
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Honorable Pam Law, Department of Revenue Services, Formal Opinion 2006-018, Attorney General State of Connecticut
This opinion is in response to your letter dated June 19, 2006, requesting advice as to certain issues relating to the Connecticut estate tax that arise from legislation enacted by the General Assembly in 2005.
Honorable Robert Genuario, Office of Policy & Management, Formal Opinion 2006-021, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You have asked whether transfers of surplus State property to municipalities, pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 3-14b , or pursuant to special or public acts of the Connecticut General Assembly directing the disposition of particular parcels of property, implicate the provisions of the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act
Honorable Susan B. Bysiewicz, Secretary of the State, 2006-001, Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
Thank you for your letter of December 23, 2005, seeking my opinion concerning issues relating to your on-going efforts to procure voting machines that comply with the requirements of the federal Help America Vote Act (“HAVA”). Does Connecticut state law require that electronic voting machines utilize a “full face” ballot?
Honorable Susan Bysiewicz, Secretary of the State, Formal Opinion 2006-015, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You ask for our opinion on whether you may issue rulings on two issues that have been presented to you: (1) whether to approve the party designation "Independent Party" proposed by the Independent Party of Waterbury in connection with an anticipated gubernatorial candidacy
Honorable William J. Lavery, Chief Court Administrator, Formal Opinion 2006-023, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You ask whether the United States Marshals Service (“the Marshals Service”) may access the Judicial Branch’s Paperless Rearrest Warrant Notification (“PRAWN”) database, which contains records of all rearrest warrants issued by the Superior Court.
Kevin J. Rasch, Esq., Legal Counsel, Formal Opinion 2006-005, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You have requested an opinion concerning a proposed resolution by the City of New London (“City”) to deal with the issue of the continuing possession of certain properties by their former owners after the properties were taken by eminent domain.
Pamela B. Katz, P.E., Chairman, State of Connecticut Siting Council, Formal Opinion 2006-011, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You have requested an opinion on whether the one million dollar annual cap on assessments by the Connecticut Siting Council (“Council”) contained in Conn. Gen. Stat. § 16-50v (b)(1) is a cap on assessments on individual energy companies or a cap on total assessments on the energy industry as a whole.
Raeanne Curtis, Acting Commissioner of Labor, Formal Opinion 2006-026, Attorney General State of Connecticut
As you know, Section 31-57f of the Connecticut General Statutes provides for the payment of a standard wage rate to certain service workers employed by contractors of the state or its agents.
Raymond M. Hassett, Esq., Chair, Judicial Review Council, Formal Opinion 2006-020, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You have asked my opinion regarding the Judicial Review Council’s obligation to permit public access to records of investigations of complaints of judicial misconduct.
Robert L. Genuario, Secretary, Office of Policy and Management, 2006-002, Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
You have asked for an opinion on the following two questions: 1. Does a municipal corporation have the authority to set different mill rates for the taxation of non-vehicle personal property and real property located within the same municipal tax or sub tax district? 2. Does OPM have the authority to pursue a reimbursement, either by direct payment or by offsetting the pending claim of the City of Stamford, for grant claims it has paid based upon Grand List years 1999, 2000 and 2001?
Robert L. Genuario, Secretary, Office of Policy and Management, Formal Opinion 2006-017, Attorney General State of Connecticut
This letter is in response to your request for a formal legal opinion as to whether $2.8 million designated for non-emergency medical transportation and vision benefits under the State-Administered General Assistance program (“SAGA”) in the recently approved state budget may be spent without further legislative action
The Honorable James F. Abromaitis, Department of Economic and Community Development, Formal Opinion 2006-008, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You have requested our opinion with respect to an application by the Town of Trumbull for a temporary moratorium from the affordable housing land use appeals procedure under the provisions of Conn. Gen. Stat. § 8-30g(l).
Honorable Louis C. DeLuca, Senate Republican Leader, and Honorable George Gunther, Deputy Minority Leader-At-Large, Formal Opinion 2006-006, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You asked for a formal opinion concerning the Superior Court’s scope of review in an appeal of a municipal commission's decision on an affordable housing application under the Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals Procedure set forth in Conn. Gen. Stat. §8-30g.
Susan O. Storey, Chief Public Defender, Formal Opinion 2006-024, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You have asked for a formal opinion whether the State of Connecticut satisfies the requirements of § 413 of the Justice for All Act of 2004 (the Act).
Honorable Donald E. Williams, Jr., Senate President Pro Tempore, Honorable Martin M. Looney, Senate Majority Leader, Formal Opinion 2006-009, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You have asked this Office whether Section 32-664(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes preempts the City of Hartford’s Living Wage Ordinance, Ord. No. 17-99, Art. XII, Sec. 2-761-744, as that ordinance may apply to the operations of the Marriott Hartford Downtown Hotel (the “Hotel”).