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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).

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Date Opinion

Present-Use Valuation

  Statute: 105-277.3, 105-277.4, 105-283,
Requestor: Howard, Julia

Consequences of Proposed Amendments to Article 9 of UCC

  Statute: 104G-8, 143-291, 25-4-407, 25-9-407,
Requestor: Templeton, Franklin

Approval and Licensing of Massage and Bodywork Therapy Schools

  Statute: 115D-88, 115D-89, 115D-95, 115D-96, 115D-97, 90-625, 90-626, 90-629, 90-631,
Requestor: Hines, Clay

Proposed Acquisition of Rex Healthcare by the University of North Carolina Health Care System

  Statute: 116-37, 143-300.2, 143B-469.1, 55A-12-02,
Requestor: Blue, Daniel

Medical Staff Requirement for Births in Hospitals

  Statute: 131E-76,
Requestor: Kramer, Howard

Constitutionality of Requiring Payment of Use Tax

  Statute: 105-164.16, 105-164.6, 105-269.14,
Requestor: Allred, Cary

Authority of UNC Health Care System to Acquire Control of Rex Hospital

  Statute: 116-37, 126-5,
Requestor: Ehringhaus, Susan

Scope of Authority of Commissioner of Insurance

  Statute: 116B-1, 116B-2, 116B-51, 116B-53, 116B-56, 116B-59, 58-1-1, 58-2-60, 58-2-70, 58-63-50,
Requestor: Kolbe, Peter

Seizure of Vehicles for Offenses Involving Impaired Driving

  Statute: 20-28.3, 20-28.5,
Requestor: Inabinett, David

Increase in the Number of Commissioners

  Statute: 131E-16, 131E-18,
Requestor: Millar, William