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
15-014 10/20/2015 Authority of the Department of Correctional Services to Adopt Administrative Regulations Without Complying With Rulemaking Procedures Required Under the Administrative Procedure Act PDF icon 15-014
15-012 10/16/2015 Constitutionality of LB 232 - the Nebraska College Choice Grant Program PDF icon 15-012
15-013 10/16/2015 Whether enactment of LB 176, which proposes to exempt pork packers from the prohibition against vertical integration of livestock production and packing in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 54-2604 (2010), is necessary to prevent a violation of the dormant Commerce Clause created by the current statute PDF icon 15-013
15-011 9/10/2015 Constitutionality of Legislation Requiring Nonresident Drivers of Motor Vehicles to Carry Proof of Insurance or Financial Responsibility PDF icon 15-011
15-010 8/10/2015 Whether the State's contractor which operates is required to utilize the State's banking relationship in processing payments made through for services provided by State agencies PDF icon 15-010
15-009 6/19/2015 Authority of the Nebraska Public Service Commission to Establish Minimum Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Requirements for Contract Carriers Under L.B. 629, § 24, Which Exceed the Maximum Amounts Established in Neb. Rev. Stat.§ 44-6408(2) (2010) PDF icon 15-009
15-008 5/13/2015 LB 619 - Constitutionality of Legislation Defining Certain Forms of Poker as "Games of Skill" and Authorizing the Conduct of Poker Cash Games and Tournaments PDF icon 15-008
15-007 5/6/2015 Constitutionality of Oral Health Training and Services Fund Under Neb. Const. art. VII, § 11 PDF icon 15-007
15-006 5/5/2015 Parole eligibility for sentence to life in prison PDF icon 15-006
15-005 4/27/2015 LB 414- Interpretation of the Property Tax Exemption for Fraternal Benefit Societies PDF icon 15-005