2019 Opinions

March 19, 2019

Opinion on dual office holding (service in the S.C. State Guard is exempt from dual office holder prohibition).   Requested by The Honorable Stephen L. Goldfinch, Member, South Carolina Senate. Read full opinion.    

Read more...

March 18, 2019

Opinion on whether a Superintendent of a County School District has the authority to Islands Academy.   Requested By Herbert Berg, Ed.D. Interim Superintendent, Beaufort County School District.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

March 11, 2019

Opinion on dual office holding.   Requested by The Honorable Ronald Young, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

March 5, 2019

Opinion on whether information entered into the ODMAP application by first responders regarding drug-related overdoses violates any state or HIPAA laws concerning protected health information (Sections 44-22-100, 44-115-40, 44-4-560, 44-117-350; and 38-93-40, South Carolina Code of Laws).   Requested by Joseph Y. Shenkar, General Counsel, South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

March 4, 2019

Opinion on whether, when the elements of the crime of voyeurism set out in Section 16-17-470(B) are met, South Carolina law criminalizes secret video recording by a consensual sexual partner just as if the recording were made by a third party.   Requested by Thomas M. Aiken, Investigator, Furman University Police. Read full opinion.  

Read more...

February 27, 2019

Opinion on whether the law related to casino night events was altered by certain amendments to Article XVII, Section 7 of the South Carolina Constitution and Section 33-57-100 et seq., of the Code of Laws which provided for the lawful operation of charitable raffles.   Requested by The Honorable W. Walter Wilkins, Solicitor, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

February 27, 2019

Opinion on proposed House Bill 3086, regulation of commercial dog breeders and 4th Amendment privacy issues (Section 47-3-1050).   Requested by Ms. Kelsey Gilmore-Futeral, South Carolina State Director, Humane Society of the U.S.   Read full opinion.  

Read more...

February 27, 2019

Opinion on the Mayo Area Fire District’s increase of the tax millage rate and elected commissioners serving as volunteer firemen (Act No. 388).   Requested by The Honorable Glenn G. Reese, Member, South Carolina Senate.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

February 21, 2019

Opinion on the applicability of the South Carolina Fair Housing law to the Catawba Indian Nation (Section 31-21-10, South Carolina Code of Laws).   Requested by The Honorable Raymond Buxton, II, Commissioner, and R. Alexander Pate, II, Staff Counsel, South Carolina Human Affairs Commission.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

February 15, 2019

Opinion on whether the PRT or any State agency has the right to adopt regulations which restrict the public’s access to the beach on St. Phillips Island.   Requested by The Honorable Tom Davis, Member, South Carolina Senate.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

February 11, 2019

Opinion on the City of Charleston’s Municipal Ordinance Section 21-113 (trespass warnings).   Requested by The Honorable P. Alesia Rico Flores, Administrative Judge, City of Charleston.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

January 31, 2019

Opinion on pawn loan regulations (South Carolina Code of Laws Title 40, Chapter 39).   Requested by The Honorable Jonathon D. Hill, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

January 31, 2019

Opinion on e-citations (S.C. Code of Laws, Section 56-5-1900)   Requested by Brandy A. Duncan, Assistant General Counsel, S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

January 28, 2019

Opinion on the property tax appeals process.   Requested by The Honorable Con Chellis, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

January 23, 2019

Opinion on whether individual school districts can be licensed as proprietary security businesses in South Carolina (Section 40-18-60).   Requested by Mark A. Keel, Chief, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.   Read full opinion.    

Read more...

January 14, 2019

Opinion on Inclusionary Zoning (S.346 and H.4162).   Requested by The Honorable Marvin Pendarvis, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.   Read full opinion.    

Read more...

January 10, 2019

Opinion on whether the language “unless specifically prohibited by law” in Section 16-23-20 of the South Carolina Code includes prohibitions found in federal law (unlawful carrying of handgun; exceptions).   Requested by Sgt. Mike Lyons, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

January 4, 2019

Opinion on the subpoena power of a standing committee (Sections 2-69-10, -20, -30, -40 and 2-2-50, Code of Laws of South Carolina).   Requested by The Honorable Marvin Pendarvis, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.   Read full opinion.

Read more...

Return to top

Schedule a Tour or Visit

Welcome to the on-line office for Attorney General Alan Wilson. Please visit the Contact Us page to stay in touch.

image description
Columbia, SC

Rembert Dennis Building | 1000 Assembly Street,

Room 519 | Columbia, S.C. 29201

Phone: 1-803-734-3970 | Fax: (803) 253-6283

Back to top