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Formal Opinions

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  • 2017-07 Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    An opinion about certain legal questions pertaining to a proposed police training facility in the Town of Griswold. Specifically, you ask (1) whether the requirements under Chapter 297a of the General Statutes relating to priority funding areas apply to the proposed training facility; (2) whether the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has satisfied the requirement of Conn. Gen. Stat. § 16a-35e that state agencies cooperate with municipalities to ensure programs and activities in rural areas sustain village character; and (3) whether the proposed training facility requires the approval of the State Properties Review Board as part of the State Facility Plan.

  • 2017-08 Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    An opinion on questions about the Governor's authority to direct the expenditure of funds by executive order in the absence of legislatively enacted appropriations.

  • 2017-09 Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    Formal opinion concerning two matters identified in the State of Connecticut Auditors' Report, Military Department, for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013 ("Auditors' Report"). First, you have asked whether the requirements under Connecticut General Statutes § 4-37e et seq. pertaining to foundations established for the principal purpose of supporting or improving state agencies or for coordinated emergency recovery purposes apply to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc. (CNGFI). Second, you have asked whether the authority of the Governor of the State of Connecticut pursuant to the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes §§ 27-9 and 27-10, as delegated to and administered by the Connecticut Miiitary Depmtment (CTMD), is restricted to ordering members of the Connecticut State Guard to active service under the "State Active Duty" (SAD) program only for "emergency situations" as suggested by the Auditors' Report.

  • 2016-01 Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    about the responsibility of local school districts to provide and pay for residential services when such residential services are necessary for a developmentally delayed, school aged student to receive an appropriate education if the student is receiving services from the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services ("DDS")

  • 2016-02 Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    Records associated with a conviction for which a conditional pardon has been granted are not subject to erasure under state law.

  • 2016-03 Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    What is the impact legislation authorizing daily fantasy sports contests may have on the State's current revenue-sharing arrangements with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation ("MPTN") and the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (the "Mohegan Tribe," together with MPTN, the "Tribes"). Although there is a high degree of uncertainty, there is a substantial risk that the passage of such legislation could jeopardize the State's revenue-sharing arrangements with the Tribes.

  • 2015-01 Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    Does the language in a proposed draft deed between the City of New Britain and a private developer satisfy the City's statutory obligation to use the parcel for the specified purposes and does it extinguish the reverter contained in the 2013 deed. The Attorney General concludes that the language and conditions contained in the proposed deed accomplishes both purposes, provided the deed is executed prior to October 7. 2015.

  • 2015-02 Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    Questions to the State Marshal Commission concerning laws and regulations regarding the categories of Fees/Service, E-Filing and Lis Pendens.

  • 2015-03 Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    A local board of education is statutorily authorized to "reemploy" a retired teacher currently receiving a retirement benefit from the Teachers' Retirement System, but the retired teacher may receive "no more than forty-five per cent of the maximum salary level for the assigned position."

  • 2015-04 Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    An opinion regarding whether the State Teachers' Retirement Board ("STRB") has the statutory authority to rescind credit for a member in the teachers' retirement system ("System")

  • 2015-05 Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    An opinion regarding whether the State Teachers' Retirement Board ("STRB") has the statutory authority to rescind credit for a member in the teachers' retirement system ("System")

  • 2015-06 Formal Opinion, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    An opinion about the responsibilities of the Executive Administrator of the Office of Governmental Accountability (OGA) with regard to labor relations. In particular, you ask who - the Executive Administrator or the head of the individual agencies - has authority to respond to labor grievances.

  • Formal Opinion 2014-001, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    The State Victim Advocate seeks advice regarding the authority of the Department of Correction to grant supervised release, and the Board of Pardons & Paroles to grant parole release to inmates whose convictions include a mandatory minimum sentence of incarceration, prior to the completion of the minimum mandatory sentence in a penal institution.

  • Formal Opinion 2014-002, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    What is the proper treatment of applicants to the Judicial Selection Committee for consideration for Judicial nomination by candidates who have previously served as Superior Court judges, but resigned.

  • Formal Opinion 2014-003, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

    Guarantees and surety bonds executed as described in R.C.S.A. §§ 22a-449(d)-109(g) and 22a-449(d)-109(i), respectively, are valid and enforceable in Connecticut if the guarantee or surety contract satisfies the requirements of the Connecticut UST Regulations, it meets all the elements of a valid contract and the contract is either made in this State by an authorized insurer or if made by an entity other than an authorized insurer, is merely incidental to legitimate business or activity of the guarantor or surety.