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 Datesort descending Title PDF
96001 1/5/1996 Neb. Rev. Stat. § 49-1201; Presumption of Mailing PDF icon 96001
96002 1/10/1996 Impact of Proposed Legislative Change on Prosecutions Under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-311.02 (Cum. Supp. 1994) PDF icon 96002
96003 1/11/1996 School Bond Elections; Constitutionality of Proposal to Require Minimum Voter Participation in School Bond Elections and Proposal to Eliminate Special Elections PDF icon 96003
96004 1/12/1996 Whether Members of the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Can Send Representatives to Participate in Their Place at Commission Meetings PDF icon 96004
96005 1/18/1996 Application of Various Nebraska Constitutional Provisions Regarding Amendments and Legislation to the Initiative and Referendum Process PDF icon 96005
96007 1/23/1996 Constitutionality Under Neb. Const., art. III, § 24, of LB 915 PDF icon 96007
96006 1/23/1996 Application of the Exemption from Sales Tax for Medical Equipment Under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-2704.09 (Cum. Supp. 1994) to Sales of Hearing Aid Batteries PDF icon 96006
96008 1/26/1996 Application of the County Levy Limits and Requirements for a Vote of the People Contained in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 23-120 (Supp. 1995) to Certain Proposed County Renovation Projects and Resultant Proposed Legislation PDF icon 96008
96009 2/1/1996 LB 69; Authority of County Boards Over the Election Commissioners in Those Counties Where the Election Commissioners are Currently Appointed by the Governor PDF icon 96009
96010 2/2/1996 Legislation Authorizing the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality To Suspend Remedial Actions Involving Leaking Underground Storage Tanks PDF icon 96010