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
16-007 3/16/2016 Constitutionality of LB 717 - Use of 2015 Assessed Values of Real Property for the 2016 Tax Year, Amendment of the Definition of "Actual Value", and the Establishment of Statutory Criteria for the Measure of Central Tendency Used to Determine Acceptable Levels of Assessment for Real Property PDF icon 16-007
16-005 3/4/2016 Whether the Nebraska Legislature may permit the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska State College System to contract for their own credit cards, charge cards, or debit cards, without utilizing the Nebraska State Treasurer's contract for such services PDF icon 16-005
16-004 2/22/2016 Whether L.B. 60 (2015) changes current law as it pertains to possession of firearms at a school PDF icon 16-004
16-003 2/16/2016 Whether Certain Nebraska State Fair Contracts Are Exempt from the Disclosure Requirements Under the Taxpayer Transparency Act, as Amended by LB 851 PDF icon 16-003
16-002 1/22/2016 Whether the Nebraska Brand Committee has statutory authority to vary the inspection fee and registered feedlot enrollment fee PDF icon 16-002
16-001 1/15/2016 Defining "Textbooks" for Purposes of the Textbook Loan Program PDF icon 16-001
15-018 12/17/2015 L.B. 338 - Imposition of a Docket Fee for Original Actions and Modifications for Child Support and Custody Filed by Never- Married Parents PDF icon 15-018
15-017 11/30/2015 Whether Legislation Requiring Fifty Percent of the Revenues Generated From School Lands, That Are Placed In the Temporary School Fund, Be Kept For the Benefit of the School District in Which It Was Produced Would Be Constitutional PDF icon 15-017
15-016 10/29/2015 Status of Omaha Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority as a Public, Private or "Hybrid" Entity PDF icon 15-016
15-015 10/27/2015 Reimbursement of Daily Parking Expenses of Public Service Commissioners While Working at the Commission's Lincoln Office PDF icon 15-015