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One function of the Attorney General is to issue opinions to legislators and other state officers regarding questions of law in which the officer is officially interested.
Generally, public officials are required to act in accordance with an Attorney General opinion unless or until the opinion is set aside by a court. However, opinions that conclude a statute is unconstitutional are advisory only.
The Attorney General looks at the conversion of the State Board of Health to a purely advisory body.
The Attorney General looks at whether the Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence is subject to 62 O.S.2021, § 211, such that it must pay ten percent (10%) of all gross fees it receives into the General Revenue Fund.
Attorney General opinion regarding whether the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act permits a county board of equalization to enter executive session to discuss the valuation of property by the county assessor in a protest proceeding.
Attorney General opinion regarding the effect of a commutation of a person's felony sentence, or a person's successful completion of drug court, on the person's eligibility to register to vote.
Attorney General opinion regarding use of "achievement earned credits" by the Department of Corrections.
Attorney general opinion regarding the Department of Education's rule on the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program.
The Attorney General looks at how county boundaries can change when watercourses change.
The Attorney General looks at post-imprisonment supervision and earned credit eligibility.
74 O.S. § 18b (A(5)) provides the following language: The duties of the Attorney General as the chief law officer of the state shall be ... To give an opinion in writing upon all questions of law submitted to the Attorney General by the Legislature or either branch thereof, or by any state officer, board, commission or department, provided, that the Attorney General shall not furnish opinions to any but district attorneys, the Legislature or either branch thereof, or any other state official, board, commission or department, and to them only upon matters in which they are officially interested.