Doug Peterson

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(asc) Title PDF
21-014 9/15/2021 Whether LB 12 Is Within The Scope Of The Governor's Special Session Call PDF icon 21-014
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
21-012 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
21-011 5/10/2021 Constitutionality of Legislation Delegating to Counties the Power to Authorize by Ordinance the Permitless Concealed Carry of Weapons (LB236). PDF icon 21-011
21-010 5/7/2021 Constitutionality of Adjusting the Value of "Damaged" Property for Tax Purposes PDF icon 21-010
21-009 5/7/2021 LB 228 - Whether the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act authorizes retroactive financing of eligible energy projects which have been completed. PDF icon 21-009
21-008 5/4/2021 Whether LR11CA Violates the Separate-Vote Requirement in Neb. Const. art. XVI, § 1. PDF icon 21-008
21-007 4/16/2021 Application of the Legislative Approval Requirement in Neb. Const. art. IV, § 10, to the Governor's Appointment of Members of the Nebraska Brand Committee (LB 572) (AM686) PDF icon 21-007
21-006 4/16/2021 Constitutionality Under the Separation of Powers Clause of Service as a Member of Both the State Board of Health and a Judicial Nominating Commission PDF icon 21-006
21-005 4/9/2021 Authority of an Electric Cooperative Corporation to Make Contributions or Expenditures Supporting or Opposing the Nomination or Election of Candidates for Public Office PDF icon 21-005