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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.

Copies of Opinions

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.

Printed copies are also available at the NC Supreme Court Library and other law libraries across the state.

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Date Opinion
8/18/2004

Premium Tax on Surplus Lines Insurance; Exemption for Cherokee Indian Reservation

  Statute: 58-21-10, 58-21-85, 58-28-5, 58-28-65,
Requestor: Kolbe, Peter
8/3/2004

Permissible Mortgage Lending Activities of Exempt Entities

  Statute: 53-243.01, 53-243.02, 53-243.15,
Requestor: Kinnaird, Ellie
6/30/2004

Commissioner of Motor Vehicles; State 401(k) Plan

  Statute:
Requestor: Williamson, Michael
5/6/2004

Vacancy on Elizabeth City Pasquotank County Board of Education

  Statute: 115C-37, 115C-5,
Requestor: Hornthal, L
4/13/2004

Term of Appointments to Fill Vacancies on Brunswick County Board of Education

  Statute: 115-19, 115-24, 115C-37, 115C-37.1,
Requestor: Causey, B. Joseph
3/28/2004

Issuance of Marriage Licenses to Individuals of Same Gender; Penalties

  Statute: 161-27, 51-1, 51-1.2, 51-17, 51-6, 51-8,
Requestor: Covington, Willie
3/25/2004

Disclosure of Settlements

  Statute: 132-1.3, 96-4,
Requestor: Payne, Harry
3/11/2004

Appointment of Guardians Ad Litem in Incompetency Proceedings

  Statute: 35A-1107, 35A-1112, 35A-1114, 35A-1130,
Requestor: Hunter, Director, Malcolm Ray
10/28/2003

Wholesale Power Transactions between Electric Membership Corporations and other Persons

  Statute: 117-10, 117-16, 117-17, 117-18, 117-20, 55-3-01, 55A-3-01,
Requestor: Dalton, Walter
10/21/2003

Centennial Authority; Vacancies

  Statute: 160A-480.3,
Requestor: Gray, Jeffrey