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  1. No. (2001)

    Question 1: Absent advance voter approval, can the Colorado Department of Personnel (the "Department") constitutionally enter into a $50 million lease-purchase agreement, using certificates of participation, to finance the acquisition of motor vehicles?


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  2. No. (1978)

    This will reply to the request of the Colorado Department of Health on December 1, 1977 for an attorney general's opinion on the question of whether the acceptance of the donation of the Davis Institute by the Colorado Board of Regents for the University of Colorado Medical Center would be subject to review under the Colorado Certificate of Public Necessity Act, C.R.S. 1973, 25-3-501, et seq., and under Section 1122 of the Social Security Act.


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  3. No. (2009)

    Amendment 50 allows residents of Central City, Black Hawk, and Cripple Creek to vote to extend casino hours, approve additional games, and increase the maximum single bet limit for legalized gaming. The new gaming tax revenues that will result from these expanded gaming limits are to be used to fund Colorado community colleges. Specifically, the text of Amendment 50 provides that the new tax revenues will be distributed to community colleges as follows:


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  4. No. (1980)

    This is in response to your July 3, 1980 letter which poses eight questions concerning the hearing authority of the Colorado Insurance Board. My opinion to you dated September 6, 1979 concerning the board's power to review the commissioner's rules and regulations indirectly addresses some of the issues raised in your present opinion request. Therefore, I suggest that you review the earlier opinion in conjunction with this opinion.


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  5. No. (1975)

    A long line of Colorado cases sets the legal precedent that courts presume statutes constitutional, and a party attacking a statute has the burden of establishing invalidity beyond a reasonable doubt.People v.Sneed, 514 P.2d 776 (1973), Harding v. Industrial Commission, 515 P.2d 95


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  6. No. (1985)

    This letter is in response to your letter of September 30, 1985, in which you request an attorney general's opinion regarding the constitutional and statutory relationship between the office of the executive director of the Department of Natural Resources (executive director) and the Board of Land Commissioners (Land Board) concerning the formulation and implementation of administrative and policy matters affecting public lands.


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  7. No. (1984)

    Is it lawful for the Board of Regents to require students who were admitted as out-of-state students but who qualify for a change in classification to in-state student for tuition purposes to successfully compete for admission with other in-state applicants before being permitted to matriculate as in-state students at the University of Colorado?


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  8. No. (1978)

    Article XX, section 6 of the Colorado Constitution grants home rule cities the exclusive power to control matters of local concern. In Berman v. City County of Denver,176 Colo. 6, 490 P.2d 1289 (1971) this constitutional grant of power was held to include the power to levy sales and use taxes to raise revenue for the affairs and business of the city. Such power has been held to be essential to the full exercise of the right of self-government granted to such cities by Article XX, and such [...]

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  9. No. (1978)

    In your letter of July 10, 1978 you requested an opinion from this office which would clarify whether those licensed psychologists who act as examiners at the request of the board are entitled to the state's insurance coverage and whether they would receive legal representation by this office in cases arising out of their actions as an examiner during the board's oral examination part of the licensing exam.


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  10. No. (1979)

    This opinion responds to your request for advice as to whether any changes are required in highway budgetary procedures as a result of the amendatory language contained in Senate Bill 407 and House Bill 1501.


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  11. No. (1979)

    Reference is made to your letter of May 11, 1979, to the attorney general, wherein you inquire whether or not personal property in the nature of office copy machines leased by First National Leasing of California to Colorado State University and Poudre R-1 School District is tax exempt pursuant to C.R.S. 1973, 31-15-801


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  12. No. (1981)

    I am writing in response to your letter of January 5, 1981 which requests a legal opinion concerning a provision of a contract between the Colorado Department of Social Services (the "Department of Social Services") and the Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture. You have provided this office with a copy of that contract.


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  13. No. (1987)

    I am writing in response to your letter requesting a legal opinion concerning the adequacy of present procedures for pledging collateral to secure public deposits in the event of the failure of a bank or savings and loan association. You advise that presently the state treasurer follows the statutory procedures established by the Public Deposit Protection Act of 1975, article 10.5, title 11, C.R.S. (1986 Supp.), and the Savings and Loan Association Public Deposit Protection Act, article 47, [...]

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  14. No. (1977)

    In question 1 of your letter of August 5, 1977 you inquire whether the treasurer has authority to continue a practice whereby upon the formal written request of the state controller, the treasurer will issue "treasurer's checks" in order to disburse some moneys. You state that when this practice is followed a warrant is ultimately issued to clear the treasurer's account.


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  15. No. (1992)

    In 1992, the General Assembly, by enacting H.B. 92-1195, made the following pertinent amendments to the open records laws. The provision of the Criminal Justice Records Act ("Act") that allows for the inspection of criminal justice records by the public was amended as follows:


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  16. No. (1983)

    This opinion letter is written in response to your request for an opinion concerning the authority of the Colorado lottery to regulate the promotional use of lottery tickets by licensees and nonlicensees.


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  17. No. (1982)

    On April 16, 1981, in a letter addressed to Mrs. Anne Gough, program administrator, Colorado State Board of Nursing, I responded to an inquiry of the board concerning the question of whether nurses may accept and act upon medical orders of physician extenders. As you know, my opinion stated that nurses may not do so. A copy of that opinion (alpha no. RG NU AGADU) is attached hereto.


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  18. No. (1980)

    This is in response to your letter of March 28, 1980, in which you request an opinion on several questions concerning the reengrossed version of H.B. 1264 (1980 Session). Your questions will be addressed in the order asked.


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  19. No. (1978)

    You have requested my opinion on the applicability to state employees of the 1978 amendments to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Pub.L. 95-256, 92 Stat. 189. The amendments, which become effective on January 1, 1979, extend the prohibition on age discrimination to persons between 40 and 70 years of age. The state is expressly included in the Act's definition of an employer. 29 U.S.C. § 630(b). Your question is raised because current state law generally requires state [...]

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  20. No. (1979)

    If the Governor commutes an inmate's minimum sentence for the purpose of accelerating that inmate's parole eligibility date, does such a commute foreclose or preempt administrative or judicial remedies otherwise available?


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