Mike Hilgers

Nebraska Attorney General

Attorney General Opinions

Opinions of the Attorney General are prepared in response to a specific legal question from a state agency or state official in instances where that agency or official has need of a legal opinion in the performance of their duties.  The Attorney General may provide an opinion to state legislators on a question relating to proposed or pending legislation, or when the opinion request “pertains directly to the performance of some function or duty by the Legislature itself.”  (Op. Att’y Gen. No. 157 (December 20, 1985) at 1.)  The Attorney General may also provide opinions to county attorneys when the question posed relates to “all criminal matters and in matters relating to the public revenue.”  Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-205(3) (2014).  Attorney General Opinions issued after 1989 are available below.

The Attorney General is not authorized to give opinions to local governmental officials or private citizens.

Number Date Title PDF
21-012 8/13/2021 Whether the Nebraska cigarette excise tax, stamping, precollection, and reporting laws apply to cigarettes sold by Rock River Manufacturing. PDF icon 21-012
21-013 9/1/2021 Constitutionality of the Statutory Requirement that a Political Party Nominee for Governor Select a Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of the Same Political Party (LB 635). PDF icon 21-013
21-014 9/15/2021 Whether LB 12 Is Within The Scope Of The Governor's Special Session Call PDF icon 21-014
21-015 9/22/2021 Constitutionality of LB 670 - Authorization of Roadway Memorial Signs PDF icon 21-015
21-016 10/14/2021 Interpretation of the Phrase "Actively Engaged in the Teaching Profession" in Neb. Rev. Stat. 79-313 PDF icon 21-016
21-017 10/15/2021 Prescription of Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine as Off-Label Medicines for the Prevention or Treatment of Covid-19 PDF icon 21-017
21-018 12/1/2021 Constitutionality of the Absence of a Voter Petition Process for Reorganization of School Districts That Are Members of a Learning Community PDF icon 21-018
22-001 1/11/2022 Authority of the Nebraska Public Service Commission to Adopt a Regulation Requiring Licensed Carriers of Railroad Employees to Maintain Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Excess of the Maximum Amounts Established in Neb. Rev. Stat. 44-6408(2) 2010 PDF icon 22-001
22-002 2/25/2022 Constitutionality of Legislation Providing for the Sale and Re-acquisition of Educational Lands by the State Board of Educational Lands and Funds Under Certain Circumstances and Conditions (LB711) PDF icon 22-002
22-003 3/23/2022 Constitutionality of LB 543 - The Agricultural Equipment Right-to-Repair Act PDF icon 22-003