Attorney General

Attorney General's Opinion 1995 #004

FOIA not applicable to private businesses and corporations if their funding is not wholly or principally drawn from public funds

Attorney General's Opinion 1993 #221

No requirement for commissioner of revenue to reveal to public methodology used in determining fair market value for each particular property.

Attorney General's Opinion 1993 #217

The names of current and past delinquent payers of business license taxes may be disclosed under FOIA, but not the amount of the delinquency.

Attorney General's Opinion 1993 #001

Report prepared by the Auditor of Public Accounts (re: adequacy of accounting systems used by commissioners of revenue, directors of finance and other assessing officers) may be disclosed under FOIA.

Attorney General's Opinion 1992 #001

Negotiations regarding the substantive terms of a contract to buy water from a neighboring locality is a 'legal matter' that can be discussed in a closed meeting because public disclosure could compromise negotiating positions/strategy. Not all public business that may end up in contract form is considered a 'legal matter'.

Attorney General's Opinion 1992 #157

The names of delinquent taxpayers may be released under FOIA, but the amount of delinquency may not.

Attorney General's Opinion 1992 #004

A legislative change making certain records public under FOIA may be applied retroactively.

Attorney General's Opinion 1991 #009

Names, qualifications, evaluations, tests used to evaluate, and how indidivual candidates fared under selection criteria all exempt. General selection criteria not exempt. Certificates issued by Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy regarding persons certified to work in mines must be disclosed.

Attorney General's Opinion 1991 #081

FOIA doesn't block an otherwise valid subpoena duces tecum that asks for information that could be exempt under FOIA.

Attorney General's Opinion 1991 #005

Public body satisfies continual request for notice by saying its meetings are held at the same time and same place on the same day each month and that separate notice will be given for special meetings. No additional notice necessary when date, time and place of reconvened meeting is announced at regularly scheduled meeting.


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