2018 Formal Opinions
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The Speaker of the House of Representatives has requested opinions on several gaming-related issues. First, you ask questions about the amendments to the existing gaming agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe (Tribes), and the federal approval thereof, required by Public Act 17-89. Second, you inquire about the implications of a decision in a pending U.S. Supreme Court case that could result in the lifting of a federal prohibition on sports betting. And third, you ask about the legal consequences of legislation creating a request for proposal process for sports betting or casino gaming.
Denise L. Nappier, State Treasurer, asked for a formal opinion concerning the impact of recent legislative amendments on the state’s bond cap and bond covenants.
You have asked my opinion regarding the ability of the Auditors of Public Accounts (APA or Auditors) to review and copy a report of a private contractor to the Department of Corrections (DOC) regarding the medical care of certain DOC inmates, even though the document is privileged under the attorney-client and attorney work product privileges.
Honorable Leonard A. Fasano asked for a formal opinion on whether House Bill 5473, An Act Concerning Captive Audience Meetings (HB 5473), is preempted by federal law.