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Legal Opinions

The Attorney General may issue legal opinions to state agencies and officials. These opinions provide advice on legal matters.

While these opinions do not have the full effect of law or court order, they provide the State’s interpretation of the legal question presented and should be complied with by State agencies and officials.

The General Assembly, Governor, Auditor, Treasurer, or any other State officer may ask the Attorney General for an opinion. N.C.G.S. § 114-2(5).

State officers may request opinions by writing to the Attorney General at Attorney General’s Office, 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001.

The Attorney General is not authorized to provide legal advice or give legal opinions to the public.

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Attorney General opinions are available here generally a week after issuance. For opinions prior to 1977, copies can be obtained free of charge by calling (919) 716-6400 or email the office.

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Date Opinion

The Centennial Authority; The Facility Authority Act

  Statute: 160A-480.1, 160A-480.15, 160A-480.3,
Requestor: Daniel, George

Speed Restrictions for Military Tactical Vehicles on Interstates

  Statute: 20-141,
Requestor: Sallenger, Kenneth

Confidentiality of Department of Administration Document relating to Survey

  Statute: 126-22, 126-24, 126-27, 132-1, 132-6,
Requestor: Peterson, R. Glen

Decay-in-Storage Proposal

  Statute: 104E-5, 104F-1, 104G-2, 104G-3, 104G-4, 104G-6,
Requestor: Heater, Robert

Certified Registerd Nurse Anesthetists; Nursing Practice Act

  Statute: 90-171.20, 90-18.2,
Requestor: Forrester, James

Eligibility for Optional Retirement Program

  Statute: 116-11, 135-5.1,
Requestor: Carroll, Roy

Purchasers of Electrical Equipment Ensuring that Equipment is Tested by Qualified Lab

  Statute: 143-139.1, 153A-352, 160A-412, 66-23, 66-27A,
Requestor: Wilson, Constance

Matching Fund Requirements for the 1998 Capital Appropriations for Community Colleges

  Statute: 115D-31,
Requestor: Lancaster, H. Martin

Electric Membership Corporations; Authority to Engage in Retail Distribution of Propane Gas

  Statute: 117-10, 117-14, 117-16, 117-17, 117-18, 117-25, 55-3-01, 55A-3-01,
Requestor: Miner, David

Proposed Memorandum of Understanding with Federal Land Managers for Class I Areas

  Statute: 143-215.108, 143B-24, 150B-1, 150B-2,
Requestor: Moreau, David