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2013 Formal Opinions
12/16/2013Response to Honorable Anthony J. Castagno, Formal Opinion 2013-011, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  You have asked for an opinion as to whether, under§ 1-301 of the General Statutes, the Governmental Accountability Commission (GAC) has "the authority to periodically evaluate the Executive Administrator" and "to periodically set goals and expectations for the Executive Administrator."
 
11/15/2013Response to Honorable Evonne M. Klein, Formal Opinion 2013-010, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  Honorable Evonne M. Klein has separately requested a formal opinion as to the applicability of the state prevailing wage statute, Conn. Gen. Stat. § 31-53, to construction and renovation projects of local housing authorities.
 
10/31/2013Response to Honorable Dannel P. Malloy, Formal Opinion 2013-009, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  This letter responds to your request for a formal legal opinion concerning the authority to appoint a new chairperson for the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners (the "Board").
 
10/24/2013Response to Honorable Reuben Bradford's request, Formal Opinion 2013-008, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  This letter responds to your request for a formal legal opinion clarifying whether members of the Fingerprint Identification Unit (Unit) within the Division of Scientific Services at DESPP have the statutory authority to share juvenile fingerprint information with other members of law enforcement
 
10/23/2013Follow up response to President Herbst's request for an opinion on UCONN's Authority, Formal Opinion 2013-007, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  In a follow up letter to this Office's formal opinion dated October 17, 2013, you have inquired whether the conclusion of that opinion...
 
10/18/2013Speaker Sharkey asked for a formal opinion reexamining an existing opinion, Formal Opinion 2013-006, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  The Honorable Speaker Sharkey asked for a formal opinion reexamining an opinion issued by Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on September 21, 1993, regarding the training requirements for various law enforcement officers (1993 Opinion).
 
10/18/2013President Herbst's request for an opinion on UCONN's Authority, Formal Opinion 2013-005, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  Honorable President Herbst in regards to your inquiry as to the authority of the University of Connecticut ("UConn") to acquire or dispose of real estate.
 
9/24/2013Opinion for DMHAS Commissioner Rehmer, Formal Opinion 2013-04, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  This opinion responds to your request for advice about whether P.A. 13- 03, §§ 10 and 11 provide exceptions to the psychiatrist-patient privilege contained in Conn. Gen. Stat. § 52-146e and ...
 
8/26/2013CMEEC's request for an opinion on records retension requirements, Formal Opinion 2013-003, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  LeAnn Power, Public Records Administrator's request for a formal opinion as to whether the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC) is subject to the municipal records management program under Conn. Gen. Stat. § 11-8.
 
7/11/2013Honorable Evonne Klein in regards to Department of Housing,Formal Opinion 2013-001, Attorney General State of Connecticut
  This letter responds to yours dated June 25, 2013, in which you request our opinion on whether the Department of Housing ("DOH") is public housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937 (the "Housing Act"), 42 U.S.C. § 1437 et seq.
 
4/1/2013Senator McKinney and Representative Orange concerning rental charges, Formal Opinion 2013-002, Attorney General, State of Connecticut
  This letter responds to your request for a formal legal opinion concerning the scope of the "rental charges" that a municipal fair rent commission is authorized to review. Specifically, you have asked whether a fair rent commission's authority under Conn. CJen. Stat. § 7 -148b