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2007 Opinions


07-01 January 4, 2007 Development Districts as Regional Tourism Organizations
07-02 January 4, 2007 Security Guards Issuing Criminal Summons/Citation
07-03 January 8, 2007 Use of National Guard for Emergency Purposes
07-04 January 11, 2007 Authority over the Juvenile Court System and its Employees
07-05 January 16, 2007 Whether State Sick Leave Bank Constitutes a "Fringe Benefit Program" Under Federal Law
07-06 January 17, 2007 Effect of County Powers Relief Act on County's Authority to Increase Development Tax
07-07 January 19, 2007 Filling County Offices
07-08 January 22, 2007 Interpretation of Fireworks Permit Statutes by the State Fire Marshal
07-09 January 25, 2007 Families First Act Status
07-10 January 26, 2007 Superiority of a Properly Perfected Lien of the Department of Human Services ("DHS") for Overdue Child Support under Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-5-901(a)(1) with respect to Attorney's Fees
07-11 January 31, 2007 Offenses Against Animals: Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-14-201, et. seq.
07-12 February 12, 2007 South Central Correctional Facility RFP
07-13 February 12, 2007 Termination of Sexual Offender Registration and Residency Requirements
07-14 February 12, 2007 Constitutionality of Tennessee Plan
07-15 February 12, 2007 Prevailing Wage Rates in State Construction Contracts
07-16 February 12, 2007 Employer’s Fee for Compliance with Garnishment
07-17 February 13, 2007 Constitutionality of ban on in-session contributions
07-18 February 16, 2007 Secretary of State's Publication of Public and Private Acts
07-19 February 22, 2007 Delegation of Authority by the General Assembly to State Wildlife Agencies
07-20 February 26, 2007 Constitutionality of ban on in-session contributions
07-21 February 27, 2007 State of Tennessee's Authority to Recognize Indian Tribes
07-22 February 27, 2007 Filling of Vacancies in County Offices
07-23 March 1, 2007 Constitutionality of restriction on political activity of election commissioners
07-24 March 5, 2007 Constitutionality of Senate Bill 125
07-25 March 9, 2007 Validity of Pending Legislation Authorizing Solid Waste Disposal Control Board to Establish Amount of Certain Waste Surcharges and Pre-Disposal Fees
07-26 March 9, 2007 Forfeiture of rifle / hunting violations
07-27 March 12, 2007 Assessor's Deadline for Accepting or Rejecting Amended Tangible Personal Property Schedules
07-28 March 12, 2007 County Regulatory Authority
07-29 March 13, 2007 Constitutionality of Senate Resolution 17.
07-30 March 15, 2007 Sale of Land by the City of Tullahoma to Marcum Capital
07-31 March 22, 2007 Worthless Checks/Contract with Private Company for Restitution and Diversion Program
07-32 March 23, 2007 Ability of airport authority to charge parking fees to handicapped drivers
07-33 March 23, 2007 Property Tax Relief for the Elderly
07-34 March 23, 2007 Whether Attorney's Fees for Collecting Delinquent Taxes May Be Used for Other Purposes
07-35 March 23, 2007 Legality of Lottery Game - Hot Trax Champions
07-36 March 26, 2007 State Representative on Board of Tellico Reservoir Development Agency
07-37 March 26, 2007 Assessor's Authority to Reduce Assessment
07-38 March 28, 2007 Application of E911 Charges to T-1 and PRI Circuits
07-39 April 2, 2007 Investigative Reports Sent to the District Attorney General by Law Enforcement Agencies in Anticipation of Potential Criminal Litigation
07-40 April 2, 2007 Dickson County Adequate Facilities Tax
07-41 April 3, 2007 Largest Chamber of Commerce under the Growth Law
07-42 April 4, 2007 Operating Guidelines of the Division of Mental Retardation Services
07-43 April 9, 2007 Posting Notices that Handguns Are Not Permitted in Private Buildings
07-44 April 9, 2007 Fireworks in Hamilton County
07-45 April 9, 2007 Constitutionality of Proposed Legislation Requiring a Person Arrested For a Violent Felony to Provide a Biological Specimen For DNA Analysis
07-46 April 10, 2007 Benton County Budget Act
07-47 April 10, 2007 Spending Capital Outlay Note Proceeds under 1996 Tenn. Priv. Acts Ch. 193
07-48 April 10, 2007 Juvenile Court Jurisdiction over Violations of City Ordinances by Children
07-49 April 10, 2007 Authority of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to Regulate Wild Elk Imported by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
07-50 April 16, 2007 DMRS Providers/DNR Orders
07-51 April 16, 2007 Cable Bill under the Contract Clause
07-52 April 18, 2007 Life Tenant Conveying Property for Public Right of Way
07-53 April 20, 2007 Payroll Deduction Under Tenn. Code Ann. § 8-23-204(a)(2) for Personal Computers Purchased Through a Tennessee State Employees' Association Program
07-54 April 20, 2007 Whether Senate Bill 1228 is constitutional or violates any ethics laws
07-55 April 23, 2007 Performance of Spinal Manipulation
07-56 April 23, 2007 Levying or Increasing Adequate Facilities Tax Pursuant to Private Act
07-57 April 25, 2007 Proposed Exception to County Powers Relief Act
07-58 April 25, 2007 Constitutionality of proposed legislation limiting political activities of state public officials
07-59 April 26, 2007 2005 Amendments to the Drug-Free School Zone Act
07-60 May 1, 2007 Constitutionality of HB 1008
07-61 May 7, 2007 Real ID Act of 2005
07-62 May 7, 2007 Newspaper of General Circulation -- The Murfreesboro Post
07-63 May 8, 2007 Constitutionality of HB1477/SB1499: Constitutionality of video testimony from child victims
07-64 May 10, 2007 Whether Senate Bill 202, as Amended by Senate Commerce, Labor & Agriculture Amendment No. 1, is preempted by federal law
07-65 May 14, 2007 Water and wastewater treatment authorities
07-66 May 14, 2007 Coverage for Reconstructive Breast Surgery Following Partial Mastectomy
07-67 May 14, 2007 Capital Punishment for the Rape of a Child Ten Years of Age or Less
07-68 May 14, 2007 The Constitutionality of Proposed Amendments to Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-17-902 & -911
07-69 May 15, 2007 Whether House Bill 600/Senate Bill 193 is Preempted by Federal Law
07-70 May 15, 2007 Caption of HB512, As Amended
07-71 May 15, 2007 Newspaper for Purpose of Publishing Notice Under Tenn. Code Ann. § 67-5-2502
07-72 May 16, 2007 Applicability of Tenn. R. Crim. P. 32(f) to General Sessions Court
07-73 May 17, 2007 Prosecutorial discretion as to traffic offenses
07-74 May 17, 2007 Blue Lights on Local Civil Defense Vehicles
07-75 May 21, 2007 Ownership of the U.S.S. Undine
07-76 May 23, 2007 Qualifications for individuals seeking commission as a Notary Public.
07-77 May 23, 2007 Regulatory Takings
07-78 May 23, 2007 Jurisdiction to Impose Fines
07-79 May 23, 2007 Whether the Criminal or Civil Penalties Set Forth in Tenn. Code Ann. § 50-1-103 are preempted by 8 U.S.C. § 1324a(h)(2)
07-80 May 24, 2007 Constitutionality of 1000 Foot Buffer for Adult-Oriented Establishments
07-81 May 29, 2007 Constitutionality of Proposed Amendment to Tenn. Code Ann. § 37-1-159
07-82 May 29, 2007 Certificates of Attendance
07-83 May 31, 2007 Constitutionality of Proposed Grandparent Visitation Legislation
07-84 June 1, 2007 Drug Tests as a Condition of Receiving Public Assistance
07-85 June 1, 2007 National Civil Rights Museum
07-86 June 1, 2007 City of Crossville Franchise Fee
07-87 June 1, 2007 Funding Volunteer Fire Service
07-88 June 6, 2007 Preparation of Real Estate Documents; Unauthorized Practice of Law
07-89 June 6, 2007 Withholding Title X Funds from Planned Parenthood
07-90 June 7, 2007 K-12 Capital Outlay Grant Program
07-91 June 8, 2007 Applicability of the Blind Vendors Program, Tenn. Code Ann. §§71-4-501, et seq., to County Sheriff's Office
07-92 June 11, 2007 Detention of Mentally Ill Patients
07-93 June 12, 2007 Salary of District Attorney General Pro Tem
07-94 June 12, 2007 Grants to Churches and Youth Clubs with Church Affiliations
07-95 June 25, 2007 Reduction of Local School Funding by County Commission
07-96 July 2, 2007 Random Drug Testing for Students in Voluntary Extracurricular Activities
07-97 July 3, 2007 Cocke County General Sessions-Juvenile Court Clerk
07-98 July 3, 2007 Court of Appeals Precedent
07-99 July 9, 2007 Transfer of Parentage Actions From Juvenile Court to Circuit or Chancery Court
07-100 July 9, 2007 Definition and Use of Title "Engineer"
07-101 July 9, 2007 Return of Campaign Contributions
07-102 July 10, 2007 Judicial Commissioners in Hamilton County Setting Bonds/Immunity
07-103 July 11, 2007 Property Tax Relief for Disabled Homeowners
07-104 July 11, 2007 Revocation and Suspension of Beer Permits and the Tennessee Responsible Vendor Act of 2006
07-105 July 11, 2007 "Base Compensation" under Tenn. Code Ann. § 8-24-102(j)(2)
07-106 July 11, 2007 Budget Amendments in Blount County
07-107 July 13, 2007 Ability of Out-of-State Health Care Professionals to Provide Emergency Assistance in Tennessee
07-108 July 17, 2007 Implementation of Property Tax Freeze
07-109 July 17, 2007 Applicability of Property Tax Freeze Act to Special School Districts
07-110 July 18, 2007 Salaries of County Officers
07-111 July 20, 2007 Application of Tenn. Code Ann. § 55-16-112 to illegally parked vehicles
07-112 July 24, 2007 Dissemination of information by governmental agencies in languages other than English
07-113 July 30, 2007 Prohibition of Candidate Paying for Endorsement
07-114 July 31, 2007 State Special Schools
07-115 August 2, 2007 Juvenile Court Youth Services Officers
07-116 August 8, 2007 Provision of Medical Services By a Certified Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse or Physician Assistant
07-117 August 8, 2007 Local School Board's Authority to Dismiss Employees
07-118 August 9, 2007 Lawrenceburg Utility Systems as "Municipality" under Tenn. Code Ann. § 26-2-105
07-119 August 13, 2007 Recall Elections
07-120 August 13, 2007 Constitutionality of Senate Bill 338
07-121 August 16, 2007 Authority to Subdivide Property within County
07-122 August 16, 2007 Authority of Jewish Cantor to Perform Marriage
07-123 August 16, 2007 Judicial Commissioner Closely Related to Law Enforcement Officer
07-124 August 16, 2007 City Acquiring Ownership of a Water Utility District
07-125 August 17, 2007 Application of Article II, Section 29, of the Tennessee Constitution to Local Government Investing in Mutual Fund Organized as Business Trust
07-126 August 27, 2007 Growth of Appropriations under Article II, Section 24, of the Tennessee Constitution
07-127 August 27, 2007 DCS Reports of Delinquency Adjudications to Schools
07-128 August 27, 2007 Use of Emergency Communications District Funds for Purposes Other Than 911
07-129 August 27, 2007 Requirement of Indemnity Bond by Sheriff for Execution of Writ of Possession
07-130 August 27, 2007 Copyright Status of Photographs Taken by Tennessee's Photographic Services Personnel
07-131 August 30, 2007 Charter Schools
07-132 August 30, 2007 Effect of 2007 Tenn. Pub. Acts, Ch. 371, on Tennessee Human Rights Commission's Authority
07-133 September 6, 2007 Community Enhancement Grant Program: Eligibility and Administration
07-134 September 11, 2007 Funding Volunteer Fire Service: Clarification
07-135 September 12, 2007 Applicability of Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-101 to Delinquent Tax Sales
07-136 September 24, 2007 Constable Rescinding Resignation
07-137 September 24, 2007 Polk County Employee Bill of Rights
07-138 September 25, 2007 Constitutionality of Statutory Provisions Increasing Governor's Salary
07-139 September 25, 2007 Expansion of the Lebanon Special School District
07-140 October 10, 2007 Adoptions by Same Sex Couples
07-141 October 10, 2007 Bank Officer and Shareholder as County Commissioner
07-142 October 11, 2007 Restrictions on the Immediate Family of Registry Members
07-143 October 11, 2007 Soil Conservation Committee's and Districts' Status as State Agencies
07-144 October 12, 2007 Commercial Fishing
07-145 October 12, 2007 One Person Serving Simultaneously as City Attorney and City Judge of Town of Livingston
07-146 October 19, 2007 Rutherford County Reader as "newspaper" and/or "newspaper of general circulation"
07-147 October 19, 2007 Private Act Environmental Court
07-148 October 23, 2007 Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Laws
07-149 November 1, 2007 Relationship between Child Support Enforcement Attorneys and Applicants for Child Support Enforcement Services
07-150 November 13, 2007 Liability of Bail Bondsman After Compliance With Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-11-201(c)
07-151 November 13, 2007 Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-23-114(d)
07-152 November 14, 2007 Local Government Regulation of Smoking in Parks
07-153 November 21, 2007 County Powers Relief Act
07-154 November 21, 2007 Guardian Ad Litem Fees
07-155 November 21, 2007 Use of Highway Funds to Pay Other State Expenditures
07-156 November 21, 2007 Property Tax Relief for the Disabled
07-157 November 26, 2007 Notaries Public -- Whether notaries public are state or county officials.
07-158 December 5, 2007 Applicability of Tenn. Code Ann. § 44-17-303(a)(3) to Licensed Veterinarians
07-159 December 6, 2007 One Person Simultaneously Serving as Fentress County Deputy Sheriff and Bus Driver for Fentress County Board of Education
07-160 December 6, 2007 Constitutionality of temporal limitation on expenditures
07-161 December 7, 2007 Effect of County Powers Relief Act on City's Authority to Require Developers of Certain Real Property to Construct Sidewalks or Pay a Fee in Lieu of Construction
07-162 December 12, 2007 Adoptions by More Than Two Persons or Persons Not Cohabitating
07-163 December 12, 2007 Personnel Transfers in Sheriff's Office -- Follow-up to Op. Tenn. Att'y Gen. 07-106
07-164 December 13, 2007 Sexual Offender Registration Requirements Based on Multiple Convictions in a Single Trial
07-165 December 14, 2007 HIPAA/TennCare/Medicaid Interplay
07-166 December 17, 2007 Practice of Law; Medicaid Eligibility
07-167 December 19, 2007 Effectiveness of Subsurface Sewage Disposal Statutes
07-168 December 21, 2007 Confiscation of cellular telephones at Clarksville Montgomery County schools
07-169 December 21, 2007 Resignation of city council member
07-170 December 21, 2007 Loudon County Economic Development Agency

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