2006 Formal Opinions
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Honorable Edwin R. Rodriguez, Formal Opinion 2006-022, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
This will acknowledge and reply to your request on behalf of the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) for amplification of DCP’s authority over apprentices, as expressed in a formal opinion of my Office to the Commissioner of Labor dated November 8, 2005, in light of the provisions of Conn. Gen. Stat. § 20-333.
Honorable J. Robert Galvin, M.D., MPH, 2006-025 Formal Opinion, Attorney General State of Connecticut
This is in response to your request for a formal opinion regarding Public Act No. 05-149: An Act Permitting Stem Cell Research and Banning the Cloning of Human Beings.
Honorable James M. Thomas, Deptarment of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Formal Opinion 2006-016, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You have requested our advice on whether volunteers under the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) are protected under Title 28 of the Connecticut General Statutes during the course of their training for, and participation in, civil preparedness activities.
Honorable James T. Fleming, Commissioner, Department of Public Works, Formal Opinion 2006-010, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You have requested an opinion as to whether, in light of the State Properties Review Board’s (the “SPRB”) March 27, 2006 ratification of the November 2, 2005 Purchase and Sale Agreement (the “Agreement”) between the State of Connecticut (the “State”) and the Town of Preston
Honorable James T. Fleming, Commissioner, Department of Public Works, Formal Opinion 2006-012, Attorney General State of Connecticut
The Tunxis Management Co. (“Tunxis”) and William A. Tomasso, former president of Tunxis, recently pled guilty to federal charges related to the corrupt relationship between William A. Tomasso, and Peter N. Ellef and Lawrence E. Alibozek, chief of staff and deputy chief of staff to former Governor John G. Rowland, that resulted in the selection of Tunxis for state property management contracts.
Honorable John P. Burke, Department of Banking, Formal Opinion 2006-013, Attorney General State of Connecticut
You have requested an opinion whether, under Conn. Gen. Stat. § 42-460(a), a Connecticut bank may sell or issue a gift card for which the agreement governing the card provides that the card’s value will not expire and that no inactivity fee is imposed, although the card itself contains an expiration date.
Honorable Linda J. Yelmini, Department of Administrative Services, Formal Opinion 2006-014, Attorney General State of Connecticut
By request dated June 23, 2006, you have asked for my opinion as to whether Connecticut General Statutes § 4a-59a(b) allows the Department of Administrative Services (“DAS”) to extend contracts “up to or beyond one year
Honorable M. Jodi Rell, Governor, State of Connecticut, Formal Opinion 2006-003, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
I am writing in response to your request that I review the proposal for needy Connecticut citizens to receive heating oil assistance from Citizens Energy through its agreement with CITGO, a major oil refiner in the United States owned by a company controlled by the Venezuelan government.
Honorable Nancy Wyman, Comptroller, Formal Opinion 2006-004, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
You have asked for a formal legal opinion concerning the State's options when a pharmacy that is part of the State's network of provider pharmacies refuses to dispense a certain prescription drug to covered members of the State's prescription drug insurance plans.
Honorable Nancy Wyman, Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Formal Opinion 2006-019, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
This letter is in response to a request from Karen McDonough, Division Counsel for the Office of the Comptroller’s Retirement and Benefit Services Division, for a legal opinion as to whether the State of Connecticut will recognize a same-sex domestic partnership entered in Seattle, Washington, by a retired Connecticut state employee.