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
18-007 10/11/2018 Whether the fees charged to participants in the Nebraska Educational Savings Plan Trust are public funds and whether the Legislature may transfer an excess of those fees into the General Fund. PDF icon 18-007
18-008 10/15/2018 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and Information Sharing in the Context of School Safety. PDF icon 18-008
18-009 10/17/2018 Interpretation of the Phrase "An Officer of a State Police Agency of Another State" in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 60-146 (Cum. Supp. 2016), amended by 2018 Neb. Laws LB 909, § 24. PDF icon 18-009
18-010 12/17/2018 Whether an entity which has received both Class "Y" (Farm Winery) and Class "L" (Craft Brewery) licenses issued by the Liquor Control Commission may obtain an additional retail license to sell alcoholic products not produced at the farm winery or craft brewery. PDF icon 18-010
19-001 2/6/2019 Constitutionality of Proposed Financing Plan for State Highway Construction Project. PDF icon 19-001
19-002 2/7/2019 Application of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 20-504(3)(b) (Cum. Supp. 2018) to the TraCS database system administered by the Nebraska State Patrol PDF icon 19-002
19-003 2/22/2019 LB 420 - Constitutionality of "Circuit Breaker" Providing Refundable Income Tax Credit PDF icon 19-003
19-004 4/17/2019 Constitutionality of LB 644-the Nebraska Workforce Diploma Act PDF icon 19-004
19-005 4/18/2019 Constitutionality of LB 183 as amended - Taxation of Agricultural and Horticultural Land at Fifty Percent of Actual Value for School District Bond Purposes. PDF icon 19-005
19-006 4/24/2019 Constitutionality of LB 512 as Amended - Valuation of Destroyed Property for Taxation PDF icon 19-006