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
90035 10/4/1990 Public Examination of Applications for Absentee Ballots PDF icon 90035
90036 10/4/1990 The Department of Health's Authority and Obligation Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 39-669.14 (Reissue 1988) PDF icon 90036
90034 9/7/1990 Meaning of Neb. Rev. Stat. §12-1211 (Cum. Supp. 1990); Provisions of the Unmarked Human Burial Sites Act PDF icon 90034
90033 8/31/1990 Whether existing Nebraska statutes address the discretion of a political subdivision in allowing non-profit health and welfare groups to solicit contributions from employees during work hours PDF icon 90033
90032 8/7/1990 Access to law enforcement records by a consultant to the Department of Social Services, who is conducting an ongoing investigation/research project on child abuse and neglect, and who is subject to the same confidentiality statutes and regulations as an employee of the Department PDF icon 90032
90031 7/10/1990 Violation of Branch Banking Prohibitions PDF icon 90031
90030 5/21/1990 Promulgation of Rules and Regulations to be Effective contemporaneous with Effective Date of Legislative Act PDF icon 90030
90029 4/18/1990 Is the State Department of Roads subject to the requirements of local building codes? PDF icon 90029
90028 4/5/1990 LB 1059 - Constitutionality of "Hold Harmless" Provision Assuring School Districts Will Not Receive Less State Aid for Three Year Period than Amounts Received Under the School Foundation and Equalization Act for 1989-90 PDF icon 90028
90027 4/4/1990 LB 1124 - Issuance of Transferrable Motor Fuel Tax Credit Certificates to Entities Which Produce Ethanol PDF icon 90027