Attorney General: Opinions
Opinions

2009 Formal Opinions
11/20/2009Martin K. Libbin, Deputy Director, Legal Services, Formal Opinion 2009-012, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  This letter is in response to your request for a formal legal opinion clarifying the Judicial Branch’s duty to disclose juvenile delinquency and youthful offender records
 
10/20/2009Hon. Donald Williams, Jr., Senate President Pro Tempore, Hon. Martin Looney, Senate Majority Leader, Hon. Christopher Donovan, Speaker of the House, Hon. Denise Merrill, House Majority Leader, Formal Opinion 2009-011, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  This letter responds to your request for a formal legal opinion as to whether the state-owned High Meadows health care facility in Hamden
 
10/13/2009Herbert J. Shepardson, Chair, State Marshal Commission, Formal Opinion 2009-010, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You have requested my opinion on whether municipalities may, by town ordinance, dictate the terms under which they will pay for State Marshal work
 
9/21/2009Herbert J. Shepardson, Esq., Chairperson, State Marshal Commission, Formal Opinion 2009-009, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You have asked our opinion on several questions concerning State Marshals
 
9/15/2009Honorable Nancy Wyman, Comptroller, Formal Opinion 2009-008, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  This letter responds to your request for a formal legal opinion as to whether Article Fourth, § 16, of the Connecticut constitution permits a Governor to veto individual line items in an appropriations bill
 
7/28/2009Honorable Donald Williams Senate President Pro Tempore, Formal Opinion 2009-007, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You asked for a legal opinion as to the circumstances under which subsection (b) of section 3 of Public Act 09-214 would require the legislative Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and the Appropriations Committee (the Committees) to prepare and vote on adjusted appropriations
 
6/30/2009Ms. Carol Carson, Executive Director, Office of State Ethics, Formal Opinion 2009-006, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  The Bridgeport Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation (“the Church”) has filed a federal lawsuit against officials of the Office of State Ethics (“OSE”) seeking court orders preventing the OSE from seeking to enforce against the Church certain state laws governing lobbyists
 
6/30/2009Honorable Donald E. Williams, Jr., Senate President Pro Tempore, Honorable Martin M. Looney, Senate Majority Leader, Connecticut State Senate, Formal Opinion 2009-005, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You have requested a formal legal opinion regarding the allocation of costs associated with resident state troopers detailed, pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-5, to towns lacking an organized police force
 
6/25/2009Honorable Jerry Farrell, Jr., Commissioner of Department of Consumer Protection, Formal Opinion 2009-004, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You have asked for our opinion whether a gasoline retailer who offers a discount for cash paying customers must affirmatively disclose to consumers when such a cash discount does not apply to debit card purchases of gasoline
 
6/22/2009Jeanne Milstein, Child Advocate, Office of the Child Advocate, Formal Opinion 2009-003, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You have requested an opinion concerning the operation of the Family Support Council (the “Council”). Specifically, you have asked whether the Council’s enabling statute, Conn. Gen. Stat. § 17a-219c, prohibits you from delegating your voting authority to a member of your staff
 
5/26/2009Honorable Kevin P. Johnston, Honorable Robert G. Jaekle, Auditors of Public Accounts, Formal Opinion 2009-002, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  You have asked for our opinion whether the State Employees Retirement Commission may use retirement fund assets for the purpose of paying overtime to employees
 
5/13/2009Honorable F. Philip Prelli, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Formal Opinion 2009-001, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  Your department requested my opinion on whether an individual or business that sells animals at an exposition event or other temporary location