Attorney General Opinions

2023/04/20 Op. No. 23-01: Letter to the Honorable Karl Rhoads, Senator, District 13, Thirty-Second State Legislature, Re: Standards for Mental Health Intervention and the Assisted Community Treatment Law

2022/07/10 Op. No. 22-2: Letter to the Honorable David Y. Ige, Governor, State of Hawaii, Regarding Public Carry Licensing Under Hawaiʻi Law Following New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen

2022/01/20 Op. No. 22-1: Letter to the Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi, President of the Senate, Thirty-First State Legislature, and the Honorable Scott K. Saiki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Thirty-First State Legislature, Regarding Standard for Germaneness of Bill Amendments Under Article III, Section 15 of the Hawaii Constitution

2021/09/22 Op. No. 21-1: Letter to the Honorable Issac W. Choy, Director of Taxation, State of Hawaii, Regarding Hawaii General Excise Tax and Use Tax on Activities Occurring Within the Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone and Sub-zones

2018/09/11 Op. No. 18-1: Letter to the Honorable Douglas S. Chin, Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawaii, Regarding Availability of Unconcealed-Carry Licenses

2017/12/11 Op. No. 17-1: Letter to the Honorable Suzanne D. Case, Chairperson, Board of Land and Natural Resources, Regarding Shoreline Encroachment Easements

2016/07/25 Op. No. 16-4: Letter to the Honorable Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Senator, Twenty-Second District, Regarding Availability of Veto Override Vote

2016/07/15 Op. No. 16-3: Letter to the Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi, Senate President, The Twenty-Eighth Legislature, Regarding Governor’s Interim Appointment to Public Utilities Commission

2016/03/09 Op. No. 16-2: Letter to the Honorable David Y. Ige, Governor of Hawaii, Regarding Applicability of the Hawaii Public Procurement Code to Gifts Accepted by the State

2016/01/27 Op. No. 16-1: Letter to the Honorable Rosalyn H. Baker, Senator, Sixth District, Regarding Legality of Daily Fantasy Sports Contests

2015/11/19 Op. No. 15-2: Letter to the Honorable Karl Rhoads, Representative, Twenty-Ninth District, Regarding Legislature’s Authority to Create an Exemption from the State Ethics Code

2015/09/08 Op. No. 15-1: Letter to the Honorable Samuel M. Slom, Senator, Ninth District, Regarding County Surcharge on State Tax

2014/03/18 Op. No. 14-1: Letter to the Honorable Jobie M.K. Masagatani, Chairman, Hawaiian Home Commission, Regarding Management and Disposition of Geothermal Resources on DHHL Lands

2013/12/20 Op. No. 13-2: Letter to Mr. Scott T. Nago, Chief Election Officer, Regarding Including a Party or Group Name with a President

2013/10/15 Op. No. 13-1: Letter to the Honorable Les Ihara, Jr. , Senator, Tenth District, Regarding Constitutional Authority of the Hawaii State Legislature to Enact Legislation Recognizing Marriages Between Two Individuals of the Same Sex

2011/10/19 Op. No. 11-2: Letter to the Honorable Frederick D. Pablo, Director of Taxation, Regarding Tax Filing Status of Partners of Civil Unions

2011/02/28 Op. No. 11-1: Letter to Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui, President of the Senate, Regarding Forty-Eight-Hour Review Period of Article III, Section 15, of the Hawaii Constitution

2008/08/04 Letter to the Honorable Donna R. Ikeda, Chairperson, Board of Education – Regarding Random Drug Testing of Teachers (op. # 08-01)

2007/11/06 Letter to the Honorable Rosemary T. Fazio Regarding the Appointment of Judicial Selection Commission’s Administrative Assistant (Op. # 07-03)

2007/09/14 Letter to Mr. Liu Regarding the Constitutionality of Act 3, First Special Session 2007: House Bill No. 718, S.D. 2, C.D. 1 (Op.# 07-02)

2007/04/04 Letter to Melvin Chiba Regarding Article VI, Section three of the Hawaii Constitution (Op. # 07-01)

2006/05/08 Applicability of Chapter 104, HRS, to County Housing Projects Developed Pursuant to Section 46-15, HRS (Op.# 06-01)

2005/07/08 Governor’s Proclamations on H.B. Nos. 1309, 1548, 1556, 1715, and on S.B. No. 813 (op. #05-02)

2005/05/20 Rule 31 of the Senate, Twenty-Third Legislature of the State of Hawaii (op. 05-01)

2003/08/22 Reading of S.B. No. 1394 and Constitutionality Validity of Act 172, SLH 2003 (op. 03-06)

2003/08/18 Medical Acupuncture as it Relates to the Scope of Practice of Acupuncture (op. 03-05)

2003/05/30 Transfer of Ceded Land Receipts to OHA (op. 03-04)

2003/04/11 Kahoohalahala Opinion on Biogenetic Resources (op. 03-03)

2003/03/28 Executive Restrictions on Appropriations and Lapses (op. 03-02)

2003/02/07 The Constitutionality Of School Vouchers in Hawaii (op. 03-01)

2000/07/25 Effect of Hawaii’s New Health Care Information Privacy Act on State Functions (op. 00-02)
2000/02/09 Government Employees’ Retirement Benefits — “High-3 Reform” (op. 00-01)

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