Attorney general opinion regarding the Department of Education's rule on the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program.
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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.
Current Year Opinions
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.
The Attorney General looks at salary increases for district judges and district attorneys.
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.
The Attorney General looks at the Governor's authority to enter into and bind the State to compacts with Indian tribes that authorize gaming activity prohibited by state law.
The Attorney General looks at the restrictions imposed by Oklahoma law on the use of telemedicine by health professionals responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Attorney General provide clarity on the measurement of parole eligibility for "aging prisoners" pursuant to 57 O.S.Supp.2019, § 332.21.
The Attorney General opines on salary increases for county officers.
The Attorney General examines the quorum requirements under the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act.
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.