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AG Opinions

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.

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Recent Opinions

March 24, 2022

The Attorney General looks at the conversion of the State Board of Health to a purely advisory body.

March 17, 2022

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.

January 20, 2022

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.

January 13, 2022

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.  

February 23, 2021

Attorney General opinion regarding use of "achievement earned credits" by the Department of Corrections.

December 3, 2020

Attorney general opinion regarding the Department of Education's rule on the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program.

October 20, 2020

The Attorney General looks at how county boundaries can change when watercourses change.

July 16, 2020

The Attorney General looks at post-imprisonment supervision and earned credit eligibility.

June 26, 2020

The Attorney General looks at salary increases for district judges and district attorneys.

May 14, 2020

The Attorney General looks at whether a municipality is allowed to use revenue in excess of its expenses to support a school located within the municipality.

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Disclaimer

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.