Attorney General: Opinions
Opinions

2008 Formal Opinions
12/8/2008Chairman James Krayeske, State Boxing Commission, Formal Opinion 2008-021, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You have requested our advice on whether Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events can be held in Connecticut under existing boxing laws
 
11/3/2008Honorable Andrew McDonald, Honorable Michael Lawlor, Co-Chairs, Judiciary Committee, Formal Opinion 2008-020, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  In anticipation of heavy voter turnout in Tuesday's Presidential election, you have asked for my opinion as to whether the voting hours can be extended to accommodate an unusually large number of voters
 
10/28/2008Honorable Nancy Wyman, Comptroller, Formal Opinion 2008-019, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  This is a formal legal opinion in response to several questions that you raised concerning the ramifications of the Connecticut Supreme Court’s ruling in Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health
 
10/28/2008Honorable Pam Law, Commissioner of Revenue Services, Formal Opinion 2008-018, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  You have asked for advice with regard to the impact on state tax laws of the Supreme Court’s decision in Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health regarding same-sex marriages
 
10/28/2008Honorable J. Robert Galvin, M.D., Department of Public Health, Formal Opinion 2008-017, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  This formal opinion responds to several questions that the Department of Public Health (“Department”) has asked concerning the effect the decision of the Connecticut Supreme Court in Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health
 
9/25/2008Daniel B. Horwitch, Deputy Director, Legal Services, Formal Opinion 2008-016, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  This letter is in response to your request for a formal legal opinion concerning the interpretation and application of 2008 Conn. Pub. Acts No. 08-32, “An Act Concerning Teenage Drivers.”
 
9/22/2008Honorable Thomas R. Sullivan, Insurance Commissioner, Formal Opinion 2008-015, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You have asked for our opinion on whether the provisions of Conn. Gen. Stat. § 38a -816(15) apply to out-of-state health care providers who provide health care to Connecticut residents
 
7/24/2008Hon. Robert G. Jaekle, Hon. Kevin P. Johnston, State Auditors, State of Connecticut, Auditors of Public Accounts, Formal Opinion 2008-013, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  The property in question, comprised of 14.49 acres together with the improvements thereon, including the Theatre building and a two story house that had long been utilized as office space
 
7/21/2008Commissioner F. Philip Prelli, Department of Agriculture, Formal Opinion 2008-012, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  Your staff has explained the background as follows. A number of months ago, a feral dog pack was found roaming around the Southern Connecticut State University area
 
6/16/2008Martin R. Libbin, Judicial Branch, Formal Opinion 2008-011, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You have requested a formal legal opinion concerning the calculation of mileage fees owed to state marshals and indifferent persons who serve process
 
6/9/2008Honorable M. Jodi Rell, Governor, State of Connecticut, Formal Opinion 2008-010, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You have asked for my legal opinion on whether federal law would bar the state of Connecticut from requiring Connecticut gasoline retailers to offer cash customers a discount. Specifically, you ask whether this issue is solely within the purview of federal authority
 
5/1/2008Honorable F. Philip Prelli, Department of Agriculture, Formal Opinion 2008-009, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You ask whether an individual who is an officer or employee of a tenant of the Hartford Regional Market may serve as a "public member" of the Authority's board of directors
 
4/30/2008Honorable Brenda L. Sisco, Commissioner Department of Administrative Services, Formal Opinion 2008-008, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You have asked for an opinion on whether the Set-Aside program for small contractors, minority business enterprises and other disadvantaged businesses (collectively, “SBE/MBEs”) applies to Regional Councils of Governments, Regional Planning Agencies and Transit Districts
 
4/29/2008John A. Danaher III, Commissioner Department of Public Safety, Formal Opinion 2008-007, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You requested an opinion regarding the scope of our Supreme Court’s decision in American Promotional Events, Inc., v. Blumenthal, 285 Conn. 192 (2008)
 
4/25/2008Honorable J. Robert Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Formal Opinion 2008-006, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  It is the opinion of this office that the Department has the authority to obtain, without customer consent, customer identifying information from retail food establishments in connection with a foodborne illness outbreak.
 
3/13/2008Hon. Donald Williams, Jr. President Pro Tempore, Hon. James A. Amann Speaker of the House, Hon. Martin Looney Senate Maj. Leader, Hon. Christopher G. Donovan House Majority Leader, Formal Opinion 2008-005, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  This letter responds to your request for an opinion regarding the legality of proposed legislation to extend the State’s ban on smoking in public places to the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos (the “Casinos”).
 
2/28/2008Jane Ciarleglio, Acting Commissioner Department of Higher Education, Formal Opinion 2008-004, Attorney General Attorney State of Connecticut
  This office has been asked whether the Commissioner of the Department of Higher Education may, consistent with the Financial Aid Code of Conduct (“Code of Conduct”), appoint an employee of the Department of Higher Education whose “spouse works in the financial aid office of Charter Oak College” as the Commissioner’s representative to the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation (CSLF).
 
2/21/2008Allan B. Taylor, Chairman, State of Connecticut Board of Education, Formal Opinion 2008-003, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You have asked whether the State Board of Education should continue to enforce Connecticut’s elementary and secondary school intra-district racial imbalance statutes
 
2/12/2008Hon. Edith Prague Senate Co-Chair, Hon. Kevin Ryan House Co-Chair Labor & Public Employees Committee, Hon. Martin Looney Senate Maj. Leader, Hon. Donald Williams, Jr. President Pro Tempore, Formal Opinion 2008-002, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  Public Act 07-161 requires municipalities to continue to provide survivor benefits to the surviving spouse of a paid police officer or firefighter who dies in the line of duty even after the spouse remarries.
 
1/16/2008Honorable Anne Gnazzo, Department of Administrative Services, 2008-001 Formal Opinion, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  Your department has asked whether the state is responsible for paying increases to the minimum wage when state contracts are silent as to which party will absorb the cost associated with such increases