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  1. Opinion Number (1997)

    Do local governments have the authority to regulate the hours and days that a licensed riverboat gaming operation may serve alcoholic beverages in its pavilion boarding area?


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  2. Opinion Number (1992)

    Your request for an opinion concerning a proposed Westwego city ordinance requiring owners and landlords of dilapidated property to remain on the property which has been cited for health and safety violations has been forwarded to me for research and reply.


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  3. Opinion Number (1997)

    The Corps of Engineers has permitted the construction of a structure out into Lake Pontchartrain within the city limits of the City of Mandeville. Does the City of Mandeville have the power to prevent or regulate the construction of this structure under the provisions of the above Civil Code article?


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  4. Opinion Number (2005)

    (A) The minimum monthly salaries of firemen in municipalities having a population of twelve thousand or more and of all parish and fire protection district paid firemen, including salaries payable out of the avails of any special tax provided by the Constitution of Louisiana for increasing the pay of firemen, shall be in accordance with the following schedule, and such salaries shall be paid semi-monthly not later than the fifth and twentieth day of each calendar month:


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  5. Opinion Number (2008)

    Your request for an Attorney General's Opinion has been assigned to me for research and reply. Your request pertains to an "Endorsement Resolution" relating to the Quality Jobs Program that was adopted on April 18, 2008 by the Allen Parish Police Jury.


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  6. Opinion Number (1992)

    According to your correspondence, Fire Protection District No. 4 of St. Tammany Parish had formerly enrolled its volunteers in a plan sponsored by Volunteer Firemen's Insurance Services, Inc. ("VFIS"), but the District terminated the plan when it became cost prohibitive. The District would now like to reestablish, fund, and administer, a plan of its own, but the District cannot find any legal authority which would allow it to do so. In a follow-up letter, you also requested our opinion as to [...]

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  7. Opinion Number (2000)

    We received your request for an opinion regarding property which is owned by two or more persons in indivision. Specifically, you inquire if all of the owners must receive a tax bill and if property which is owned in indivision may qualify for use value.


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  8. Opinion Number (1992)

    I. The authority for University Police Officers to stop individuals on campus and request identification. More specifically, if the individual(s) cannot provide identification or a legitimate reason for being on campus, does the University police have the authority to order/direct the individuals(s) to leave and not return to the campus?


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  9. Opinion Number (1997)

    You have requested an opinion of the Attorney General regarding an interpretation of a provision contained in House Bill No. 1162 which became Act. No. 3 of the 1997 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature (the "Act"). The Act transferred the operation of Louisiana's public hospital system from the Louisiana Health Care Authority to the Louisiana State University Medical Center (LSUMC). See R.S. 17:1519 through 1519.8. It also authorized the establishment of the Louisiana State University [...]

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  10. Opinion Number (2003)

    While it is illegal to solicit on an interstate highway (see LSA 14:97.1, attached), Louisiana law does permit certain groups, including professional firefighters associations and non-profit organizations, to solicit contributions from a public roadway subject to the permission ofthe municipality. (See LSA-R.S. 32:218, attached). Attorney General Opinion Number 98-487, based upon the then-existing law, previously opined that solicitation by any group was prohibited. To the extent that LSA-R.S. [...]

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  11. Opinion Number (1992)

    1. In the absence of a cooperative agreement between a sheriff acting in his own capacity or as the ex-officio chief executive officer of a law enforcement district and a parish or municipal governing authority authorizing a sheriff or law enforcement district to acquire, construct and maintain a prison, correctional facility or a juvenile detention facility, can a sheriff or law enforcement district expend public funds to acquire, construct and maintain a prison, correctional facility, [...]

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  12. Opinion Number (2006)

    You have requested an opinion of the Attorney General seeking clarification as to who is the elected official within a parish that is responsible for notifying the owner of property that there will be a tax sale of the property, and, who is responsible for paying the cost of the tax sale if the tax sale is later declared null and void. Attached to your opinion request were several documents relating to the assessment and tax sale of certain immovable property located in Union Parish, including [...]

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  13. Opinion Number (2003)

    You have requested an opinion of this office on behalf of the Lake Charles Harbor Terminal District (District) regarding the methods by which the District can dispose of surplus movable property, more specifically surplus alcoholic beverages. You inquire as to whether the District can dispose of the surplus property in accordance with the provisions of its statutory authority notwithstanding other state statutory provisions regulating the sale of alcohol.


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  14. Opinion Number (1991)

    You requested the opinion of this office concerning the situation where an individual owns a corporation and the real estate the corporation operates on. The corporation, in its corporate capacity, makes, pays for and depreciates improvements to the real estate. Your question is would the corporation be liable for ad valorem taxes as leasehold improvements?


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  15. Opinion Number (1997)

    Although the specifics are not addressed in the law, I understand from my conversations with you and Mr. Jerry Price, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the District, that Kepler Lake is located entirely within the territory comprising Voting District Six of Bienville Parish, the limits of the District being coterminous with Voting District Six.


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  16. Opinion Number (1995)

    This office is in receipt of your opinion request in which you ask whether a local governing authority is compelled to provide monies to pay the salary of the secretary to the municipal fire and police civil service board as set by the board. The statutes pertinent to your inquiry are quoted as follows:


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  17. Opinion Number (1993)

    You have requested an opinion from our office on the legality of a contract proposal submitted to the University of Southwestern Louisiana by a local music company and a manufacturer, referred to herein as the "Agreement". You have specifically raised three inquiries regarding this contract, stated as follows:


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  18. Opinion Number (2006)

    On behalf of the Survivor Benefit Review Board (the "Board"), you have asked this office to provide our opinion regarding whether a beneficiary's benefits will be increased pursuant to the Louisiana Legislature Regular Session Act No. 480.


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  19. Opinion Number (1999)

    R.S. 18:176 states that the registrar shall suspend the voter registration of a convicted felon, after due process, by deleting the registrant's name from the statewide computer system. R.S. 18:177 (A) requires the reinstatement, without the requirement of re-registration, of a registrant upon receipt of documentation from a corrections official, stating that the person is no long under an order or imprisonment. The significant issue is whether the complete deletion of the name and [...]

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  20. Opinion Number (1993)

    (1) The bona fide homestead, consisting of a tract of land or two or more tracts of land with a residence on one tract and a field, pasture, or garden on the other tract or tracts, not exceeding one hundred sixty acres, buildings and appurtenances, whether rural or urban, owned and occupied by any person shall be exempt from state, parish, and special ad valorem taxes to the extent of seven thousand five hundred dollars of the assessed valuation.


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