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 Opinons 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
15-005 4/27/2015 LB 414- Interpretation of the Property Tax Exemption for Fraternal Benefit Societies PDF icon 15-005
15-004 3/9/2015 Interpretation of LB 70 as Amended - Imposition of an Additional Occupation Tax Under the Mechanical Amusement Device Tax Act for Certain Devices PDF icon 15-004
15-003 3/4/2015 Authority of the Nebraska Public Service Commission to Adopt a Regulation Requiring Minimum Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage for Motor Carriers of Railroad Train Crews in Excess of the Maximum Amounts Established in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 44-6408(2)(2010) PDF icon 15-003
15-002 2/17/2015 LB 280- Constitutionality of Reducing the Percentage of the Actual Value of Agricultural and Horticultural Land Used in Calculating State Aid Value Under the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act PDF icon 15-002
15-001 2/3/2015 Authority Of A City To Amend An Economic Development Program Under The Local Option Economic Development Act PDF icon 15-001
13-001 6/27/2013 Neb. Rev. Stat.§ 8-157.01; Non-discriminatory Operation Of And Fees For Switches Used By Automatic Teller Machines And Other Equipment To Transmit Electronic Information For Financial Institutions In Nebraska PDF icon 13-001
12-009 5/3/2012 Protected Classes Under The State Civil Rights Statutes; Do Cities And Counties Have Statutory Authority To Create Protected Classes Not Listed In State Statute PDF icon 12-009
11005 9/27/2011 Legislative Term Limits; What Constitutes One-Half Of A Legislative Term Under Art. Ill,§ 12 (3) Of The Nebraska Constitution PDF icon 11005
11004 9/12/2011 Computation of the Time Available for Public Service Commission Final Action on a General Rate Case Filing Under the State Natural Gas Regulation Act When a Jurisdictional Utility Files a General Rate Application Containing Notice of Its Intent Not to Participate in Negotiations with Affected Cities PDF icon 11004
11003 8/17/2011 Constitutionality of Nebraska's campaign public funding laws under Ariz. Free Enter. Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett PDF icon 11003