Attorney General Opinions

October 24, 2013

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TAC has highlighted recent Attorney General Opinions and Requests for Opinions of interest to counties.

Attorney General Opinions

There have been no opinions issued since the last County Issues newsletter published on June 1.

Requests for Attorney General Opinions

RQ-1152-GA: The Honorable Dan Patrick, Chair, Committee on Education, Texas State Senate, Whether Education Code section 11.301 authorizes the citizens of Harris County to use repealed chapter 18 of the Education Code to increase the county equalization tax.

RQ-1154-GA: The Honorable Rod Ponton, 83rd District Attorney, Whether the Science Advisory Workshop of the State Fire Marshal’s Office has authority to review prior arson investigations.

RQ-1155-GA: The Honorable Craig Estes, Chair, Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security, Texas State Senate, Whether the Red River Authority must obtain county approval for any purchase of groundwater in a county without a groundwater conservation district.