Posts Tagged ‘Constitutional law’

June 2, 2017

Opinion on whether the process delineated in Section 6-11-10 et seq. is violative of the South Carolina Constitution.

Requested by The Honorable Steven W. Long, and the Honorable Josiah Magnuson, Members, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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May 15, 2017

Opinion on whether a local magistrate can void a county ordinance (Lancaster County Code 22, nuisance complaint).

Requested by The Honorable Deborah Long, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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May 1, 2017

Opinion on the constitutionality of ABA Model Rule 8.4 being adopted in South Carolina (governing the conduct of members of the South Carolina Bar).

Requested by The Honorable John R. McCravy III, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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April 26, 2017

Opinion on incentivized inclusionary zoning requirements (Home Rule Act of 1975).

Requested by The Honorable Wendell G. Gilliard, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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March 24, 2017

Opinion on proposed Florence County School Dist. #3 legislation extending the school board term from 3 to 4 years and election of school board to be held on even number years.

Requested by The Honorable Roger Kirby, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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March 9, 2017

Opinion on crime of moral turpitude.

Requested by Thomas Limehouse, Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor.

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February 14, 2017

Opinion on the constitutionality of delegating the authority to establish business license tax rate classes to the MASC and whether it is permissible for the General Assembly to delegate to the MASC to be the filing body and collector for business license taxes owed by business operators in S.C.

 

Requested by The Honorable Bill Sandifer, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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January 10, 2017

Opinion on statutorily required amortization schedule of unfunded liabilities of the South Carolina Retirement System (S.C. Code Ann. Section 9-1-1085(C)).

 

Requested by The Honorable Curtis M. Loftis, South Carolina State Treasurer.

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December 13, 2016

Opinion on dual office holding (Chairman of the Tyger River Fire Service Board and serves as Reserve Deputy of the Spartanburg Sheriff’s office).

Requested by James C. Redd, Fire Chief, Tyger River Fire Service Area.

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December 12, 2016

Opinion on whether a foreign judgment from an Israeli court is enforceable in SC courts.

Requested by Tomar Goldstein, Feferberg & Co. law firm, Israel.

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November 17, 2016

Opinion on whether the SC Dept. of Natural Resources or other state agency, county or local government have the authority to limit, restrict or close waterfowl hunting on navigable waters during statewide waterfowl seasons.

Requested by The Honorable Stephen Goldfinch, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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October 25, 2016

Opinion on whether the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank can use tax revenue towards payment of revenue bonds.

Requested by The Honorable Curtis Loftis, South Carolina State Treasurer.

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September 30, 2016

Opinion on legality of wording of a bond referendum by the Dorchester County Council – whether it is legal to combine both of the requests for authorization to issue bonds for libraries and for parks into one referendum question.

Requested by The Honorable Paul Thurmond, Member, South Carolina Senate.

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September 23, 2016

Opinion on using public funds to do work on private property in emergency situations (Richland County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 21).

Requested by Bradley T. Farrar, Esquire, Attorney for Richland County.

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September 6, 2016

Opinion on Sections 30-1-10C and D and 30-1-90A (approval process for Records Retention Schedules by the SC Department of Archives & History.

Requested by W. Eric Emerson, Ph.D., Director and SHPO, SC Department of Archives & History.

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September 1, 2016

Opinion on Oconee County Ordinance 2015-35 (Reformed and Restated Ground Lease Agreement).

Requested by David A. Root, Esquire, Oconee County Attorney.

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August 29, 2016

Opinion on proposed ordinance to provide a mandatory retirement age for the municipal judge (Section 26-5).

Requested by The Honorable Gloria Hines, Mayor, City of Darlington.

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August 29, 2016

Opinion on what criteria must be met before state employees are allowed to participate in retirement system (Sections 9-1-1550, 1815, 1970 and 1980).

Requested by The Honorable Jeffrey Bradley, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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August 29, 2016

Opinion on whether certain information must be redacted from voter registration lists prior to being furnished to any qualified elector.

Requested by Ms. Marci Andino, Executive Director, S.C. Election Commission.

Andino M. OS-10065 FINAL Opinion 8-29-2016 (01102168xD2C78)

 

August 5, 2016

Opinion pertaining to covenants and bylaws of homeowners associations.

Requested by The Hon. Stephen L. Goldfinch, Jr., South Carolina House of Representatives.

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August 1, 2016

Opinion regarding the propriety of the Budget Savings Suggestion Program.

Requested by Arrigo P. Carotti, Esq., Horry County Attorney.

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July 18, 2016

Opinion on whether airplanes used solely for crop dusting are considered farm machinery under Section 12-37-220(B)(14).

Requested by The Honorable Brian Shult, Georgetown County Auditor.

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July 11, 2016

Opinion seeking further clarification regarding how to determine the residency of members of the Cheraw Town Council, and whether a municipal councilman is required to resign his position upon military deployment or otherwise have his position filled by appointment.

Requested by Mr. Michael D. Smith, Town Administrator, Town of Cheraw.

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June 21, 2016

Opinion regarding whether serving on both the Dorchester County Water Authority and the Department of Transportation Commission would constitute dual office holding.

Requested by The Honorable Sean M. Bennett, Member, South Carolina Senate.

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June 14, 2016

Opinion regarding dual office holding.

Requested by Mr. Gary Kubic, Beaufort County Administrator.

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June 1, 2016

Opinion regarding whether simultaneous service as auditor for Lee County and as a non-voting advisory member of the Lee County Archives Commission would violate our State’s Constitutional prohibition against dual office holding.

Requested by The Honorable Cecil LaVear Stevens, Lee County Auditor, Senior Official, Lee County Court House.

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May 24, 2016

Opinion on the legality of a grant awarded by the Marlboro County Transportation Commission for the resurfacing and fencing at a local state-owned lake.

Requested by Harry R. Easterling, Jr., Attorney for Marlboro County.

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May 12, 2016

Opinion regarding a possible conflict between statutes establishing the method of appointment of members of the Tri-County Technical College.

Requested by The Honorable Gary E. Clary, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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May 6, 2016

Opinion regarding whether service as a council member for the Cherokee County Council and as a member of the Macedonia Fire District Board would violate our State’s constitutional prohibition of dual office holding.

Requested by The Honorable Harvey S. Peeler, Jr., Senator, District No. 14.

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May 3, 2016

Opinion regarding a contribution by the City of Orangeburg to South Carolina State University.

Requested by James F. Walsh, Jr., Esquire, City Attorney for Orangeburg.

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May 3, 2016

Opinion regarding whether or not the Home Rule Act invalidates the laws in Chapter 11, Title 6 of the SC Code of Laws, relating to special purpose districts.

Requested by The Honorable Donna C. Hicks, Member, and The Honorable Doug Brannon, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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May 3, 2016

Opinion regarding S.C. Code Ann. § 17-5-130 (2014 & Supp. 2015) which relates to the qualifications that must be met to serve as coroner.

Requested by The Honorable Danny B. Verdin, Senator, District 9.

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April 25, 2016

Opinion concerning a coroner’s ability to access unfounded DSS case information.

Requested by Anthony S.H. Catone, General Counsel, South Carolina Department of Social Services.

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April 20, 2016

Opinion regarding Nov. 16, 2015 opinion to the Town of Irmo’s Chief of Police, Joe Nates.

Requested by The Honorable Hardy King, Mayor of Irmo; The Honorable Julius Waites, Irmo Town Council Member; and The Honorable Mark Pouliot, Irmo Town Council Member.

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April 20, 2016

Opinion on S.687 (regulation of non-profit corporations).

Requested by The Honorable Chip Huggins, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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April 12, 2016

Opinion pertaining to the Charleston County School District.

Requested by The Honorable Joseph K. Bowers, III, Member of the Board of Trustees, St. James-Santee Constituent School District.

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March 29, 2016

Opinion regarding whether service as a hearing officer, as designed in S.C. Code Ann. § 40-1-90(A) (2011), would constitute as an office for purposes of the dual office holding prohibition in the South Carolina Constitution.

Requested by Darra James Coleman, Esq., S.C. Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

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March 24, 2016

Opinion regarding whether the board of trustees of the Veterans’ Trust Fund of South Carolina has any personal liability with regard to their service on the board.

Requested by R. Bernard Chapman, Jr., Veterans’ Trust Fund of South Carolina.

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March 18, 2016

Opinion regarding pending legislation titled the South Carolina Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act.

Requested by The Honorable Robert W. Hayes, Jr., Senator, District No. 15, and The Honorable Ronnie W. Cromer, Senator, District No. 18.

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March 16, 2016

Opinion on whether the Governor possesses the authority to suspend or remove individuals from office.

Requested by Holly Pisarik, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor.

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March 15, 2016

Opinion on whether two DUI courts are operating in conformity with Sec. 44-53-450 and conditional pleas.

Requested Warren Ganjehsani, General Counsel, S.C. Department of Public Safety.

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March 15, 2016

Opinion regarding S.C. Code § 44-53-450.

Requested by Warren V. Ganjehsani, Esquire, General Counsel, S.C. Department of Public Safety.

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March 8, 2016

Opinion regarding South Carolina’s Voter ID law.

Requested by The Honorable Tommy Pope, Speaker Pro Tempore, SC House of Representatives.

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March 4, 2016

Opinion regarding the Cherokee Springs Fire District in Spartanburg County.

Requested by The Honorable Shane Martin, Senator, District 13.

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March 1, 2016

Opinion regarding SC Constitution Article VII, Section 7.

Requested by Bradley T. Farrar, Esq., Chief Deputy Richland County Attorney.

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February 19, 2016

Opinion regarding dual-office holding, notaries public and summary court judges.

Requested by The Honorable James F. Hicks, III.

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February 12, 2016

Opinion regarding whether Lexington County Health Services District may donate funds to the Good Samaritan Clinic when the funds are to be used solely to operate free clinics located in Lexington County and to provide for healthcare services at those clinics.

Requested by Tod Augsburger, Chief Executive Officer, Lexington Medical Center.

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February 11, 2016

Opinion regarding whether the Beaufort County Board of Education has the authority to discipline one of its own members for policy or conduct violations in executive session pursuant to Section 30-4-70(a)(1) (2007 & Supp. 2015) of the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.

Requested by Drew H. Davis, Esq., General Counsel, Beaufort County Board of Education.

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February 10, 2016

Opinion regarding the constitutionality of an abortion regulation.

Requested by The Honorable Gary E. Clary, Ad Hoc Committee Chair, Legislative Oversight Committee.

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December 30, 2015

Opinion regarding whether the Clarendon County Fire Protection Service Area would be subject to the millage rate cap imposed by S.C. Code Ann. 6-1-320 (Supp. 2014).

Requested by Patricia Pringle, Esq., Clarendon County Auditor.

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December 11, 2015

Opinion on the State Ethics Act.

Requested by The Honorable David Pascoe, Solicitor, First Judicial Circuit.

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December 10, 2015

Opinion regarding the validity of a certain provision of a business license ordinance in place in the City of Hardeeville.

Requested by Prina C. Maines, Esq., Hardeeville City Attorney.

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November 24, 2015

Opinion concerning use of Dorchester County property taxes for school resource officers (SROs), and regarding the authority of SROs.

Requested by The Honorable Paul Thurmond, Member, South Carolina Senate, District No. 41.

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November 24, 2015

Opinion regarding Act No. 472 of 1976 and S.C. Code 4-9-70.

Requested by Dr. George Yeldell, Chairman, McCormick County School District, and G.P. Callison, Jr., Esquire, McCormick County Attorney.

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November 12, 2015

Opinion regarding whether being declared a disaster area affects the use of public funds and equipment on private property.

Requested by Paul M. Fata, Lee County Attorney.

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November 12, 2015

Opinion regarding the Savannah Lakes Village Special Tax District.

Requested by G.P. Callison, Jr., Esquire, McCormick County Attorney, Callison Dorn Law Firm, P.A.

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November 12, 2015

Opinion regarding whether an individual may serve simultaneously as a public defender and as a member of county council in the same county.

Requested by J. Hugh Ryan III, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense.

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November 2, 2015

Opinion on police officers signing other officers’ warrants.

Requested by The Honorable Dana Turner, Chief Administrative Judge, City of Columbia Municipal Court.

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November 2, 2015

Opinion regarding the practice of “police officers signing other officer’s warrants.”

Requested by The Honorable Dana Turner, Chief Administrative Judge, City of Columbia Municipal Court.

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October 28, 2015

Opinion concerning whether the Enabling Act (Act No. 769 of 1973) is constitutional under the Home Rule Amendments.

Requested by The Honorable William M. “Bill” Chumley, House of Representatives, District No. 35.

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October 26, 2015

Opinion regarding whether simultaneously holding the positions of Coroner of Dorchester County and Chief Magistrate of Dorchester County would contravene the dual office holding prohibition set forth in the State’s Constitution as well as the Judicial Code of Conduct.

Requested by Mark A. Leiendecker, First Circuit Public Defender.

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October 20, 2015

Opinion regarding an interpretation of the Ethics Act.

Requested by Kenneth A. Bingham, Chairman, House Legislative Ethics Committee.

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October 15, 2015

Opinion regarding whether it would be a violation of the constitutional prohibition against dual office holding for an individual to serve simultaneously on the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and as Jasper County Attorney.

Requested by Terry R. Murray, Chairman, Beaufort Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees.

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October 14, 2015

Opinion regarding S.C. Code Ann. 17-7-175 (2014) which provides coroners with the power to issue a subpoena duces tecum to aid in the investigation of an individual’s cause of death.

Requested by The Honorable Gary Watts, Coroner, Richland County.

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September 28, 2015

Opinion on Act 432, can Greenville Health Systems transfer ownership of itself to a private entity without public or legislative approval.

Requested by the Greenville Legislative Delegation.

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September 28, 2015

Opinion on whether Greenville Health Systems can transfer assets to a foundation that has no accountability to the Greenville Legislative Delegation.

Requested by The Honorable Mike Fair, Member, South Carolina Senate.

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September 15, 2015

Opinion regarding if the Florence County’s borrowing of millions of dollars beyond the county’s Constitutional debt limit of $35 million dollars renders the Constitutional debt limit of a county a thing of the past.

Requested by The Honorable Dean Fowler, Office of Treasurer, Florence County

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August 24, 2015

Opinion regarding use of Special Tax District tax funds.

Requested by G.P. Callison, Jr., Esq., McCormick County Attorney.

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August 4, 2015

Opinion regarding the constitutionality of S.C. Code Ann. Section 2-19-20(C), which prohibits any person from concurrently seeking more than one judicial vacancy.

Requested by The Honorable Gerald Malloy, Senator, District No. 29.

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July 20, 2015

Opinion on Columbia City Council ordinance banning weapons within 250 feet of the State House.

Requested by The Honorable Ronnie W. Cromer, Member, South Carolina Senate.

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July 18, 2015

Opinion regarding the following: 1) Can airplanes that are represented solely as being used for crop dusting services be considered farm machinery, thereby exempting the plane from ad valorem taxation? and 2) Can an airplane that is designed and used solely as a crop duster by a company upon the payment or agreement for the payment of a fee by a farmer be considered farm machinery?

Requested by The Honorable Brian Shult, Georgetown County Auditor.

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July 16, 2015

Opinion on whether the Chesterfield County Council can change a fire district boundary which is also a special purpose tax district without District Fire Board of Directors’ concurrence or agreement.

Requested by the Honorable Richard Yow, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives.

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July 9, 2015

Opinion regarding the statutory interpretation of SC Code Ann. 59-19-350 (Supp. 2014), which permits the creation of “schools of choice exempt from state laws and regulations.”

Requested by The Honorable Molly M. Spearman, State Superintendent of Education, South Carolina Department of Education.

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July 6, 2015

Opinion on the constitutionality of a referendum on the question of whether to change state law regarding the display of the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the South Carolina State House.

Requested by The Honorable Larry Grooms, Member, South Carolina Senate.

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July 2, 2015

Opinion regarding the constitutionality of an “owner controlled wrap-up insurance program.”

Requested by David Chambers, Richland County Government, Office of Risk Management.

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July 1, 2015

Opinion on Kinder Morgan Pipeline Company’s proposed pipeline project regarding eminent domain issue.

Requested by the Aiken County Legislative Delegation.

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June 17, 2015

Opinion regarding South Carolina’s Preservation of Evidence Act, and how it pertains to toxicological, wet blood, and tissue samples.

Requested by James Fulcher, M.D., Deputy Medical Examiner, Greenville County.

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June 11, 2015

Opinion regarding prosecutorial discretion and the limits the law places on the exercise of prosecutorial discretion.

Requested by Mary C. McCormac, Esq., Attorney for Town of Iva.

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June 2, 2015

Opinion regarding the ability of utilities to obtain encroachment permits on preexisting easements and rights of ways specifically related to the operations of the public utility.

Requested by The Honorable Larry A. Martin, Senator, District No. 2.

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June 2, 2015

Opinion regarding whether criminal defense attorneys are permitted to contact victims of crime directly on behalf of their defendant/clients during the pendency of a criminal matter despite [a court order prohibiting contact [by the Defendant].

Requested by Veronica Swain Kunz, Crime Victims’ Ombudsman, Office of the Crime Victims’ Ombudsman.

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May 27, 2015

Opinion regarding whether it would be dual office holding for the Mayor of the Town of Edgefield to serve as Chief of the fire department.

Requested by Roger LeDuc, Town of Edgefield Administrator.

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May 22, 2015

Opinion on whether 911 operators must be United States citizens to be certified as Class 4 telecommunications officers.

Requested by Brandy A. Duncan, Chief General Counsel, South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

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May 19, 2015

Opinion regarding what appears to be a conflict between the ability to campaign within the vicinity of a polling place on an election day and the authority of a homeowners’ association to regulate political campaign signage and solicitation within the given community.

Requested by Ms. Allison C. Coppage, Esq., Assistant Beaufort County Attorney.

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May 19, 2015

Opinion regarding dual office holding.

Requested by Sean P. Thornton, Esq., Colleton County Attorney.

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May 13, 2015

Opinion regarding whether service as a workers’ compensation commissioner and a commissioned law enforcement officer violates the prohibition against dual office holding, and whether a workers’ compensation commissioner’s duties under the Code of Judicial Conduct prohibit service as a deputy law enforcement officer.

Requested by The Honorable T. Scott Beck, South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Commission.

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May 13, 2015

Opinion regarding the regulation and licensure of commercial pesticide applicators utilizing the herbicide, glyphosate, a chemical commonly associated with the product Roundup.

Requested by The Honorable Larry Grooms, Senator, District No. 37; The Honorable Shane Massey, Senator, District No. 25; The Honorable Kevin Bryant, Senator, District No. 3; The Honorable Tom Corbin, Senator, District No. 5.

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April 27, 2015

Opinion regarding public access to the navigable waters which flow through Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.

Requested by Mayor Rutledge B. Leland, III, Town of McClellanville.

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April 20, 2015

Opinion on proposed amendment to the Constitution of the South Carolina High School League to have private/charter schools compete at a higher division in interscholastic athletic competitions.

Requested by The Honorable Larry Grooms, Senator and The Honorable Bruce W. Bannister, Member, House of Representatives.

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April 8, 2015

Opinion regarding a March 30, 2015 opinion, which addressed Article III, §15 of the South Carolina Constitution.

Requested by The Honorable Raymond E. Cleary III, Senator, District No. 34.

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April 6, 2015

Opinion regarding Section 63-19-20 of the Code and Article XII, Section Three of the South Carolina Constitution dealing with juveniles.

Requested by Mr. Jarrod M. Bruder, Executive Director, South Carolina Sheriffs Association.

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March 30, 2015

Opinion regarding the constitutionality of S. 523.

Requested by The Honorable Larry A. Martin, Senator, District No. 2.

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March 26, 2015

Opinion regarding the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ authority to issue, condition, revoke, and decline to renew a shellfish culture permit.

Requested by Colonel Alvin A. Taylor, Deputy Director for Law Enforcement, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

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March 13, 2015

Opinion regarding Town of Atlantic Beach Ordinance No. 9-2009 amending 1-2-7 of the Code of Ordinances for the Town of Atlantic Beach.

Requested by The Honorable Jake Evans, Town of Atlantic Beach.

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March 11, 2015

Opinion regarding the right against self-incrimination – provided by both the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 12 of the South Carolina Constitution – in relation to a witness’ apparent prohibition from invoking this right on certain grounds in a supplementary proceeding.

Requested by The Honorable Joseph M. Strickland, Master in Equity for Richland County.

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February 19, 2015

Opinion regarding whether it would be dual office holding for an individual to serve on both the Greenville County Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee and the Metropolitan Sewer Subdistrict of the Greenville County Sewer Authority.

Requested by The Honorable Wendy Nanney, Greenville County Legislative Delegation.

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February 18, 2015

Opinion regarding the financial crises of South Carolina State University.

Requested by The Honorable W. Brian White, Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee.

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February 17, 2015

Opinion regarding the constitutionality of Goose Creek Ordinance No. 13-009, and whether revenue from the Local Hospitality Tax established by the City of Goose Creek pursuant to S.C. Code §6-1-720 et seq. and the ordinance may be used to pay for a recreational facility.

Requested by The Honorable Joe Daning, Representative, District No. 92.

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February 12, 2015

Opinion regarding the boundaries of the Metropolitan Sewer Subdistrict.

Requested by James R. Freeland, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Metropolitan Sewer Subdistrict.

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February 2, 2015

Opinion regarding whether a defendant who has demanded a jury trial in summary court can waive such a demand by conduct.

Requested by Rosalyn W. Frierson, Director, South Carolina Court Administration.

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January 29, 2015

Opinion regarding the constitutionality of proposed legislation, titled the South Carolina Infrastructure and Economic Reform Act of 2015.

Requested by The Honorable Nikki R. Haley, Governor of the State of South Carolina.

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January 14, 2015

Opinion regarding the authority of a County Board of Education to suspend or remove an appointed school board member after the member has been arrested and charged with a crime.

Requested by David W. Epperson, Esq., Clarendon County Administrator.

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December 23, 2014

Opinion request regarding the recent election for a Fairfield County Council seat that resulted in a victory for the incumbent by four votes.

Requested by John E. James, III, County Attorney for Fairfield County.

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December 4, 2014

Opinion regarding a Freedom of Information Act request that was received by the Fairfield County Detention Facility.

Requested by John E. James, III, County Attorney for Fairfield County.

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November 18, 2014

Opinion regarding whether service on both the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee and the Pickens County School Board would constitute dual office holding.

Requested by Phillip Bowers, S.C. Education Oversight Committee.

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November 18, 2014

Opinion regarding the constitutionality and legality of Oconee County Ordinance No. 2014-24.

Requested by Thomas L. Martin, Esquire, Oconee County Attorney.

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November 17, 2014

Opinion regarding “unearned comp time and payment of salary not due” for certain staff members employed with the John de la Howe School.

Requested by Ms. Viola Robinson Faust, John de la Howe School, Director of Finance and Business Operations.

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November 10, 2014

Opinion regarding whether membership on the South Carolina Real Estate Commission would constitute as an office for dual office holding purposes.

Requested by Arrigo P. Carotti, Horry County Attorney.

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November 4, 2014

Opinion regarding the admissibility of certain evidence relating to computer privacy as well as the privacy of electronic communications in a family court proceeding.

Requested by The Honorable Timothy L. Brown, 13th Circuit Family Court Judge, Retired.

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October 27, 2014

Opinion regarding the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank and its involvement in providing financial assistance to the I-526/Mark Clark Extension Project in Charleston County.

Requested by The Honorable Robert L. Brown, Representative, District No. 116.

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October 1, 2014

Opinion regarding the validity and enforcement of Town Ordinance 224, which “restricts all electronic communication in a. . . school zone.”

Requested by Chief H. Harold Brown, Chief of Police, Elgin Police Department.

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September 29, 2014

Opinion regarding whether it is a violation for people who do not live inside of a town’s limits to cast ballots in an election for a town official.

Requested by The Honorable Dennis Moss, Representative, House District 29.

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September 23, 2014

Opinion regarding the authority of the Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District “to levy and collect taxes.”

Requested by The Honorable Raymond E. Cleary III, Senator, District No. 34.

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September 23, 2014

Opinion regarding the ownership of the Georgetown County Rice Museum/Town Clock and its contents.

Requested by Wesley P. Bryant, Georgetown County Attorney.

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September 22, 2014

Opinion regarding a county’s authority to establish additional requirements for landowners seeking to have timberland classified and assessed as agricultural real property.

Requested by The Honorable Daniel B. Verdin, S.C. Senate, District 9.

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September 19, 2014

Opinion regarding whether the position of Colleton County Attorney is an office for dual office holding purposes.

Requested by Sean P. Thornton, Esq.

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September 16, 2014

Opinion regarding whether a proposed amendment, as contained in pending legislation, H. 3925 in particular, can retroactively amend a savings clause from a prior act, specifically Act 198 of 2012, “to eliminate the Savings Clause included in the original version of Act 198 without violation of the State Constitution.”

Requested by the Honorable James E. Smith, Jr., House District 72.

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September 11, 2014

Opinion regarding the legal status of Mr. Robert W. Harrell, both as Speaker of the House and as a member of the House, following the recent indictment of Mr. Harrell.

Requested by The Honorable James E. Smith, Jr., Richland County Judiciary Committee, and The Honorable Todd Rutherford, House Minority Leader.

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September 8, 2014

Opinion regarding the Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Act, SC Code 59-63-100 (Supp. 2013), in the context of a home school student’s eligibility to continue to participate in an interscholastic activity at a certain school after moving to a residence that falls within the same school district but a different attendance boundary.

Requested by The Honorable Shane Martin.

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September 3, 2014

Opinion regarding the applicable constitutional law concerning public invocations as provided in SC Code 6-1-160(C).

Requested by William F. Halligan, Esq., Childs & Halligan.

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August 26, 2014

Opinion regarding whether a properly filed Rule 5 discovery motion, and applicable case law pertaining to discovery in criminal cases, would permit the disclosure of tax related information without violating Section 12-54-240.

Requested by Joe. S. Dusenbury, Jr., General Counsel, SC Department of Revenue.

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August 22, 2014

Opinion clarifying an opinion from July 28, 2014 regarding the Beaufort County Library Board of Trustees.

Requested by: Joshua A. Gruber, Esq., Beaufort County Attorney

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August 19, 2014

Opinion as to whether serving concurrently on the South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education and the Horry County Solid Waste Authority Board of Directors would contravene the dual office holding prohibition set forth in our State’s Constitution.

Requested by: Ms. Connie S. Turner, Horry County Legislative Delegation, Administration Assistant

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August 13, 2014

Opinion as to whether an individual is operating under a conflict of interest where the individual at issue is both a school board trustee and a temporary employee of the district.

Requested by: The Honorable Michael A. Pitts, District No. 14-Greenwood-Laurens Counties

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August 8, 2014

Opinion asking whether a provision of the School Board Act, Section 59-71-155 in particular, applies to a Tax Anticipation Note (“TAN”) authorized pursuant to Article X, Section 15 of the South Carolina Constitution, as well as Sections 11-27-50(4) and 59-69-270 of the South Carolina Code.

Requested by: The Honorable Curtis A. Loftis, Jr., State Treasurer

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July 28, 2014

Opinion concerning the Beaufort County Library Board of Trustees (“Board”), this Office determined that the Board reported to and was accountable to the county administrator and not to the county council.

Requested by: Leesa Benggio, Interim Director, South Carolina State Library

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July 22, 2014

Opinion regarding “the interpretation of Bill S.1284 as it relates to the procedure for elections after reapportionment.”

Requested by: Bert Duffie, Esquire, General Counsel, Colleton County Board of School Trustees

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July 15, 2014

Opinion as to whether an individual can serve as Elloree’s clerk of court if she currently serves as a neighboring municipality’s clerk of court and associate municipal court judge.

Requested by: The Honorable Mike Fanning, Mayor Pro Tem

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July 14, 2014

Opinion answering multiple questions in regards to charging and prosecuting the DUI on the designated ticket.

Requested by: The Honorable Steve Loftis, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office

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July 3, 2014

Opinion concerning whether or not Oconee County may continue to utilize late tax penalties collected by the county on ad valorem taxes.

Requested by: The Honorable Gregorie W. Nowell, Oconee County Treasurer

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June 18, 2014

Opinion asking does the Charleston County Aviation Authority, as a special purpose district, have to pay building permit fees, or is the special purpose district exempt from such ordinances and regulations enacted by the county or municipality with jurisdiction over the special purpose district?

Requested by: Andrew Savage, Esquire, Charleston County Aviation Authority

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June 13, 2014

Opinion asking several questions regarding the James Island Public Service District receiving funds and statutory provision [S.C. Code §] 4-10-10.

Requested by: The Honorable Bill Woolsey, Mayor, Town of James Island

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June 10, 2014

Opinion regarding an opinion we issued on May 20, 2014 in which we opined that an individual’s service as a Colleton County School Board Trustee and as a Colleton County Deputy Sheriff would most likely violate the prohibition against dual office holding.

Requested by: Bert Duffie, General Counsel, Colleton County Board of School Trustees

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June 10, 2014

Opinion regarding the validity of a proviso contained within the South Carolina General Assembly’s General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2013-14, specifically, proviso 84.14 of the Act.

Requested by: Ronald E. Mitchum, Executive Director, Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Regional Council of Governments

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June 2, 2014

Opinion asking may a delinquent tax collector include fees such as stormwater runoff and solid waste fees as “any applicable fees” on the county tax bill pursuant to South Carolina Code 12-43-350(9)? And may a fee such as a stormwater runoff or solid waste fee be collected through a tax sale when no ad valorem property tax is included on a tax bill?

Requested by: The Honorable Daniel M. Gregory, Charleston County Delinquent Tax Collector

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May 30, 2014

Opinion regarding various questions arising under the Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”) as well as statutes and regulations relating to the Commission on Higher Education (“CHE”).

Requested by: The Honorable John Richard C. King, House District No. 49

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May 20, 2014

Opinion as to whether an individual can serve simultaneously as a Colleton County School Board Trustee and as a Colleton County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Requested by: The Honorable Kenneth F. Hodges, Member, House of Representatives.

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May 20, 2014

Opinion asking whether the definitions section of a county ordinance, which you say seems to be “broader” than the definitions section of a related state law, is superseded by that state law, “despite the fact that localities are permitted to enact ordinances.”

Requested by: The Honorable Daniel B. Verdin, Senator, District 9; The Honorable Katrina Shealy, Senator, District 23

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May 2, 2014

Opinion asking whether an individual concurrently serving on both the Williamsburg County Election Commission and as Mayor of Greeleyville, violates Article XVII, Section 1A’s prohibition on dual-office holding.

Requested by: Priscilla Cooper, Chairperson, Williamsburg County Election Commission

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April 29, 2014

Opinion whether the position of an individual on both the Orangeburg County Planning Commission and the City of Orangeburg Aviation Commission would constitute dual office holding.

Requested by: James F. Walsh. Jr., Esq., City of Orangeburg Attorney

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March 27, 2014

Opinion asking may a city council form of municipal government vote the mayor pro tempore instead of mayor as the presiding officer at city council meetings?

Requested by: The Honorable Joseph W. Owens, Mayor, City of West Columbia

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March 18, 2014

Opinion asking would the current owner of a property have standing to challenge a real property tax assessment on his property even though he did not own the property “as of December thirty-first of the year preceding the tax year” pursuant to South Carolina Code Section 12-37-610?

Requested by: The Honorable Sean M. Bennett, Senator, District No. 38

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March 18, 2014

Opinion asking can a member of an organized fire department who has risen to the point that his duties may include those of a local fire marshal, but who is not certified by the State Fire Marshal and not acting under that state authority, be commissioned by a Police Chief or Sheriff as a law enforcement officer then be considered not to hold two public office in violation of the State Constitution.

Requested by: Mark A. Keel, Chief, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

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March 12, 2014

Opinion “on an issue that could impact the ability of the State of South Carolina to hold elections during the current election cycle.”

Requested by: The Honorable Larry A. Martin, Senator, District No. 2

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March 3, 2014

Opinion regarding the proper interpretation of Sections 6 and 7 of Act 69 of 2011, now codified at S.C. Code Ann. § 17-13-170 and 23-3-1100 respectively.

Requested by: The Honorable Richard M. Gergel, Judge, United States District Court

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March 3, 2014

Opinion asking, is an individual who has been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA” or “deferred Action”) status eligible for a South Carolina professional or occupational license?

Requested by: Melina Mann, General Counsel, South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

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February 28, 2014

Opinion asking does S.C. Code 4-5-130 allow for the Commission to direct the named surveyors to compile a plat of area proposed to be annexed and may the Commission waive the requirement that “such surveyors shall clearly mark the proposed change of the lineup the land? And what effect does Article VII, Section 14 of the State Constitution have on the proposed Daniel Island annexation in light of the location of the present corporate limits of the City of Charleston?

Requested by: The Honorable Paul Campbell, Senator, District No. 44; and The Honorable Larry Grooms, Senator, District No. 37

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February 28, 2014

Opinion asking whether a municipality may “legally impose a storm water fee on its’ citizens under federal and/or state law?”

Requested by: The Honorable B.R. Skelton, Representative, District No. 3

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February 24, 2014

Opinion asking does Rule 29(a) of the South Carolina Rules of Criminal Procedure allowing post-trial motions without a hearing permit a sentence reduction by a judge without prior notification to the Victim or opportunity for the Victim to be heard concerning such reduction?

Requested by: Veronica Swain Kunz, Crime Victims’ Ombudsman, Office of the Crime Victims’ Ombudsman

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February 3, 2014

Opinion on several issues regarding William E. Robinson’s service as a member of Allendale County Council, as an ex officio member of the Allendale County Aeronautics and Economic Development Commission, and as an employee of SouthernCarolina Alliance.

Requested by: Walter H. Sanders, Jr., Esquire, Allendale County Attorney

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January 23, 2014

Opinion as to whether Spartanburg County (the “County”) may cease providing insurance benefits to members of the County Election Commission and the County Board of Registration when the County transitions from its current insurance plan to the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority’s (PEBA) insurance benefits program.

Requested by: Lisa R. Claxton, Esquire, Spartanburg County Attorney

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January 23, 2014

Opinion as to whether Spartanburg County (the “County”) must continue to provide members of the County Election Commission and the Board of Registration with the option to purchase health insurance through the County’s insurance program.

Requested by: The Honorable Glenn G. Reese, Senator, District No. 11

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January 15, 2014

Opinion asking may Greenville County use S.C. Code Section 12-37-235 to levy a fire service fee on tax exempt real property (such as cemeteries, hospitals, synagogues, non-profit corporations and churches) on behalf of a special purpose district and remit such a fee to the special purpose district?

Requested by: Mark W. Tollison, Esquire, Greenville County Attorney

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December 30, 2013

Opinion concerning a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for an incident report concerning an alleged assault committed by one minor child against another that took place at a local middle school.

Requested by: Paige E. Tiffany, Esquire, City of Aiken

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November 18, 2013

Opinion as to whether school districts may issue their own high school diploma to students who do not meet the requirements for a high school diploma under S.C. Code § 59-39-100.

Requested by: The Honorable Mick Zais, State Superintendent of Education

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November 18, 2013

Opinion concerning the legality of municipalities setting their own fines for speeding violations as opposed to the penalties set forth in the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways (the “UTA”), S.C. Code §§ 56-5-10 et seq.

Requested by: The Honorable Jimmy C. Bales, Ed.D, Member, House of Representatives

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Novmber 18, 2013

Opinion concerning the legality of counties and municipalities issuing tickets for traffic and other offenses under local ordinances as opposed to the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways (the “UTA”), S.C. Code §§ 56-5-10 et seq.

Requested by: The Honorable Curtis M. Loftis, Jr., South Carolina State Treasurer

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November 8, 2013

Opinion asking pursuant to South Carolina Code § 12-37-890 may the Charleston County Auditor’s Office charge an annual personal property tax on an airplane used primarily for business purposes when the airplane has an annual lease at an airport within your county and lists its home base in South Carolina in spite of the fact that an out-of-state limited liability company (LLC) with a physical address in your county is the “owner” of the airplane?

Requested by: The Honorable Peter Tecklenburg, Charleston County Auditor

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October 29, 2013

Opinion regarding a law enforcement officer purchasing time from the State toward his police retirement.

Requested by:  The Honorable Glenn Reese, Senator, District No. 11

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October 29, 2013

Opinion regarding expungement of criminal records.

Requested by Chief Mark Keel, SC Law Enforcement Division

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October 24, 2013

Opinion on two issues regarding dual office holding.

Requested by Chief H. Harold Brown, Elgin Police Department

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October 28, 2013

Opinion on dual office holding (serves on the board of the SC Commission on High Education and serve on the board of a local hospital).

Requested by The Honorable Tom D. Corbin, Member, South Carolina Senate.

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October 8, 2013

Opinion concerning the College of Charleston’s policies concerning allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct against employees.

Requested by:  P. George Benson, President, College of Charleston

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September 17, 2013

Opinion concerning the process for having a magistrate removed from office for incapacity or misconduct as well as the process by which the number of magistrates in a county is decreased.

Requested by:  Joan Elizabeth Winters, Esquire, Chester County Attorney

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September 9, 2013

Opinion as to whether State law prohibits you from continuing to serve as a firefighter for a municipal fire department, while also holding certification from the State Fire Marshal, if you are elected to city council in a separate municipality.

Requested by:  Mr. Taylor A. Graham

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August 29, 2013

Opinion regarding the ability of a nonprofit water company to provide a month of free water to residential customers but not business customers.

Requested by: The Honorable Dennis Moss, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives

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August 28, 2013

Opinion regarding the interpretation of Section 59-127-20 as it relates to the effect of the General Assembly’s failure to re-elect a member of the South Carolina State Board of Trustees.

Requested by: Robert L. Wladrep, Jr., Chairman, South Carolina State University Board of Trustees.

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August 26, 2013

Opinion regarding whether a concurrent resolution can repeal a State law signed by the Governor.

Requested by: The Honorable Peter McCoy, Member, House of Representatives

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August 20, 2013

Opinion regarding the Victim’s Bill of Rights.  The Victim of a crime in South Carolina has a constitutional right to access the documents relating to the crime in which they were involved in before trial.

Requested by:  Debbie D. Curtis, Crime Victims’ Ombudsman, Office of Crime Victims’ Ombudsman

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July 19, 2013

Opinion as to whether two applicants—one employed as a Code Enforcement Officer for the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Department and another employed as a State Trooper at the South Carolina Department of Public Safety—would be permitted to serve as a fire commissioner on a Special Purpose Fire District given the South Carolina Constitution’s prohibition on dual office holding.

Requested by: The Honorable Shane Martin, Delegation Chairman, Spartanburg County Legislative Delegation

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July 8, 2013

Opinion concerning the propriety of the allocation of funds by the County Council to individual council members for certain purposes.

Requested by: The Honorable MaryGail K. Douglas, Member, House of Representatives

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July 2, 2013

Opinion “on an issue that has arisen in response to the United States Supreme Court’s Ruling in Shelby County v. Hunter.

Requested by: The Honorable Larry A. Martin, Senator, District No. 2

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June 25, 2013

Opinion concerning actions taken by the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank (the “SIB”) to provide additional funding for the completion of the I-526/Mark Clark Extension Project (the “Project”) in Charleston County.

Requested by: The Honorable Robert L. Brown, Member, House of Representatives

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June 19, 2013

Opinion regarding a situation that is affecting the City Council of the City of Aiken.

Requested by: Gary H. Smith, III, Esquire, Aiken City Attorney

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June 14, 2013

Opinion asking do the 2013 amendments to Sections 61-2-180 and 61-4-580 of the South Carolina Code of Laws mean; any place licensed to serve alcohol may now have bingo, casino nights and poker nights as long as they are for a charitable purpose? And, may holders of beer and wine permits have game promotions including contests, games of chance, or sweepstakes in which the elements of chance and prize are present and which comply with specified requirements contained in subsection 3 [of S.C. Code Section 61-4-580] as long as the game or sweepstakes does not use a “poker machine?”

Requested by: The Honorable Barry J. Barnette, Solicitor, Seventh Judicial Circuit

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June 7, 2013

Opinion concerning a city councilmember who is also a licensed bail bondsman. Specifically, whether the South Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI)’s letter informing Mr. Hunt that he must forfeit his position on the City Council or his license as a bondsman is correct.

Requested by: The Honorable Kent M. Williams, Senator, District No. 30

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May 29, 2013

Opinion “on when the terms of Office for newly elected members of the Board of Trustees (Board) commence.”

Requested by: Gregory D. Padgett, Chair, College of Charleston Board of Trustees

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May 29, 2013

Opinion as to whether a proposed traffic ordinance conflicts with State law.

Requested by: Kenneth E. Gaines, Esquire, City Attorney, City of Columbia

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May 21, 2013

Opinion concerning the expungement of records pertaining to criminal charges in summary courts.

Requested by: Robert L. McCurdy, Assistant Director, South Carolina Court Administration

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May 14, 2013

Opinion asking does an individual have to be a resident of South Carolina to be qualified for appointment to the position of Retiree Representative Member with the S.C. Retirement Investment Commission?

Requested by: Darry Oliver, Chief Operating Officer, S.C. Retirement System Investment Commission

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May 8, 2013

Opinion “concerning whether PEBA may legally authorize private employers to participate in the State Health Plan Provider Networks, which will allow these private employers to obtain the same rates for medical services that the State Health Plan has negotiated.”

Requested by: David K. Avant, Interim Executive Director, South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority

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May 6, 2013

Opinion as to whether the Richland County First Steps Partnership’s (the “Richland Partnership”) Board has the authority under State law to purchase a building in which to house its operations.

Requested by: Susan DeVenny, Director, S.C. First Steps to School Readiness

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April 24, 2013

Opinion concerning the Office’s interpretation of the Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Act, S.C. Code § 59-63-100, as it applies to child who is taken out of a public school and home schooled. Specifically, whether such a child must complete one year of home schooling under the Act before he or she may participate in interscholastic activities.

Requested by: The Honorable Wm. Weston J. Newton, Member, House of Representatives

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April 19, 2013

Opinion regarding investigations by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (“SLED”) of shootings involving law enforcement officers.

Requested by: Mark Keel, Chief, State Law Enforcement Division

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April 18, 2013

Opinion addressing “social host” criminal liability as it pertains to the consumption of alcohol by minors.

Requested by: The Honorable James Lee Foster, Office of the Sheriff, County of Newberry

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April 16, 2013

Opinion asking if the Joint Legislative Committee wanted to use the 4% [special legal residence assessment pursuant to S.C. Code Section 12-43-220(c)(2)(ii)] would we be within the law or have we operated outside of the law in the past.

Requested by: The Honorable Harvey S. Peeler, Jr., Member, SC Senate

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April 4, 2013

Opinion regarding the appointment of reserve police officers by the Grenville-Spartanburg Airport District (“GSP”).

Requested by: Brandy A. Duncan, Esquire, General Counsel, South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy

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March 7, 2013

Opinion concerning dual office holding. Specifically, whether a member of City Council, who is also a business owner, may also serve as a member of the South Carolina Small Business Regulatory Review Committee (the “Review Committee”).

Requested by: Kenneth E. Gaines, Esquire, City Attorney, City of Columbia

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March 1, 2013

Opinion on a magistrate’s general contempt authority.

Requested by The Honorable Ernest M. O’Brien, Magistrate, Greenville County.

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February 22, 2013

Opinion regarding the establishment of agricultural district programs by counties in South Carolina. Specifically, whether local governments have the authority to establish, through ordinance, voluntary agricultural district programs without enabling legislation.

Requested by: The Honorable Daniel B. Verdin, III, Senator, District No. 9

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February 19, 2013

Opinion regarding the interpretation of Act No. 292 of 1985.

Requested by: The Honorable Curtis M. Loftis, Jr., South Carolina State Treasurer, and The Honorable Richard A. Eckstrom, South Carolina Comptroller General

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February 7, 2013

Opinion as to whether the S.C. State Housing Finance and Development Authority (the “Authority”), may enter into a “Financial Responsibility” agreement with Fannie Mae.

Requested by: Tracey C. Easton, Esquire, S.C. State Housing Finance and Development Authority

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January 31, 2013

Opinion questioning as to whether a Veterans Identification Card issued by the Department of Veterans’s Affairs would qualify as a federal military ID acceptable for voting.

Requested by: Marci Andino, Executive Order, South Carolina Elections Commission

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January 28, 2013

Opinion regarding the constitutional validity of “the Pickens County School Board…having an invocation at its regularly monthly meeting.”

Requested by: The Honorable Larry A. Martin, Senator, District No. 2

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January 28, 2013

Opinion regarding the authority of the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department (the “Department”) to enforce federal gun laws.

Requested by: The Honorable Jim Matthews, Sheriff, Kershaw County

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January 10, 2013

Opinion concerning the meaning of the McCormick County [School] Board of Trustees’ policy that “[a]ny vacancy will be filled for the unexpired portion of the term in the same manner provided for vacancies for full terms.

Requested by: The Earlean C. Smiley, Ed.D., Superintendent, McCormick County School District

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January 3, 2013

Opinion asking, is the City of Mullin’s Ordinance number 11-304 enforceable under South Carolina law?

Requested by: The Honorable William “Bo” McMillan, Mayor, City of Mullins

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December 28, 2012

Opinion regarding the position of “Police Commissioner” for the Town of South Congaree (the “Town”).

Requested by: The Honorable Katrina Shealy, Senator, District No. 23

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December 17, 2012

Opinion concerning voting rights and weighted voting for the Jasper County Delegation (the “Delegation”).

Requested by: The Honorable William G. Herbkersman, Member, House of Representatives

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December 12, 2012

Opinion concerning the organization’s, Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA), authority to negotiate or settle debts owed to it by individuals who fail to meet the terms of scholarships received through participation in the Teaching Fellows Program.

Requested by: Keith R. Powell, Esquire, Childs & Halligan, P.A.

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December 4, 2012

Opinion regarding a proposed Christmas bonus program for reserve police officers appointed by the Seneca Police Department (the “Department”).

Requested by: John P. Covington, Chief of Police, Seneca Police Department

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November 26, 2012

Opinion concerning the question of “who has the authority to terminate the Director of the Board of Elections and Voter Registration of Richland County.”

Requested by: The Honorable John L. Scott, Jr., Senator, District No. 19

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November 9, 2012

Opinion concerning the collection of delinquent taxes, penalties, and costs and the manner in which such funds should be disbursed.

Requested by: The Honorable Douglas E. Henderson, Beaufort County Treasurer

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November 6, 2012

Opinion asking if a candidate for a seat on the SC Board of Medical Examiners in a particular Congressional District is eligible for inclusion on the ballot for that District when he has 50 signatures, but one of those signatures was from a physician whose license was lapsed and other signatures were from physicians who reside outside the candidate’s Congressional District?

Requested by: Darra James Coleman, Chief Advice Counsel, SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

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October 8, 2012

Opinion regarding civil contempt being transmitted to SLED via live scan for placement on the National Crime Information Center (“NCIC”).

Requested by: Mark Keel, Chief, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

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October 2, 2012

Opinion asking whether an instructor at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (CJA) who, by virtue of that position, holds a state constable commission and is certified as a Class 3 law enforcement officer may also work part-time performing the duties of a deputy coroner.

Requested by: The Honorable Gary Watts, Coroner, Richland County

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September 19, 2012

Opinion concerning the manner in which the proceeds of a sale by the Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission should be distributed when such proceeds are insufficient to pay all “unpaid property taxes, penalties, assessments…and costs including taxes levied for the year in which the redemption period begins.”

Requested by: The Honorable Cheryl H. Morgan, Lancaster County Auditor

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September 19, 2012

Opinion concerning the procedure for approving new debt not exceeding the eight percent limitation of article X, section 14(7) of the South Carolina Constitution.

Requested by: Dennis K. Ray, Fire Chief, Lugoff Fire District

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September 12, 2012

Opinion asking whether a court would likely find that UFCW’s activity constitutes solicitation of “business” prohibited by §56-5-3180(b).

Requested by: Warren V. Ganjehsani, General Counsel, S.C. Department of Public Safety

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September 7, 2012

Opinion concerning the Tourism Infrastructure Admissions Tax Act (“the Act”), particularly the definition of an extraordinary retail establishment in section 12-21-6520(14) of the South Carolina Code (2000 & Supp. 2011).

Requested by: Duane N. Parrish, Director, SC Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism

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August 21, 2012

Opinion regarding certain regulations and procedures implemented or enforced by the South Carolina Department of Education (the “SCDOE”) against charter school applicants and the manner in which the SCDOE disburses federal planning and implementation subgrant funds to new charter schools.

Requested by: Michael A. Letts, Chairman, Hope Academy Charter School

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August 9, 2012

Opinion regarding water and sewer rates for the Richland-Lexington Airport District (“Airport District”).

Requested by: Rebecca V. Rhodes, AICP, City Manager, City of Cayce

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July 19, 2012

Opinion regarding dual office holding. Specifically, you request that we advise as to whether members of fire departments, including fire/arson investigators, are exempted from the dual office holding prohibition.

Requested by: Brandy A. Duncan, Esquire, General Counsel, SC Criminal Justice Academy

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July 17, 2012

Opinion regarding whether the Governor has the authority to suspend a public official who was indicted for a violation of the State Ethics Act (the “Ethics Act”).

Requested by: Swati S. Patel, Esquire, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor

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July 5, 2012

Opinion concerning the effect of a redistricting plan on the unexpired terms of two incumbent members of the Board of Trustees.

Requested by: Rick S. Chandler, Jr., Esquire

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July 2, 2012

Opinion regarding several questions related to the appointment and terms as Municipal Court Judge.

Requested by: The Honorable Vanessa C. Hollins, Municipal Judge, Town of Winnsboro

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June 29, 2012

Opinion concerning the date by which the Court must render a decision in order to allow the State of South Carolina sufficient time to implement the Act, R54, for the 2012 General Elections in November.

Requested by: H. Christopher Bartolomucci, Esquire, Bancroft PLLC

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June 19, 2012

Opinion concerning the use of public funds (“C” funds) for the maintenance of highway/railroad crossings and bridges.

Requested by: The Honorable Raymond E. Cleary, III, Senator, District No. 34

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June 11, 2012

Opinion regarding the implementation of a change in the form of municipal government.

Requested by: Kenneth E. Gaines, Esquire, City Attorney, City of Columbia

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June 6, 2012

Opinion regarding the use of underage youth (ages 15 to 17) by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (“DAODAS”) while working with the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”)  to enforce federal regulations against the sale of tobacco products to individuals under the age of eighteen.

Requested by: Robert C. Toomey, Director, S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

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May 25, 2012

Opinion regarding the implementation of a change in the form of county government from the council-administrator to the council-manager form. Specifically, you have inquired whether a treasurer and auditor elected at the same election in which a referendum is passed adopting this change would be entitled to assume office and serve out their elected term.

Requested by: W. Lawrence Brown, Esquire, Aiken County Office of the County Attorney

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May 16, 2012

Opinion as to whether those persons who were disqualified as candidates as a result of the recent Supreme Court decision in Anderson v. South Carolina Election Commission, Op. No. 27120 (May 2, 2012) may offer as petition candidates in the general election.

Requested by: The Honorable Tom Young, Jr., Member, House of Representatives

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May 16, 2012

Opinion concerning eligibility requirements for members of the Saluda County Water and Sewer Authority (the “Authority”).

Requested by: Brian L. Burgess, Manager, Saluda County Water and Sewer Authority

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May 8, 2012

Opinion addressing whether §7-25-100 prohibits the reproduction of a ballot by devices such as a cell phone, video camera, camera or iPad.

Requested by: The Honorable Harvey S. Peeler, Jr., Senator, District No. 14

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May 7, 2012

Opinion as to whether the Jasper County Council has the authority to require the County Treasurer to provide an employee of her office to work at an administrative satellite office the County Council recently established at a location outside the county seat.

Requested by: Marvin C. Jones, Esquire, Jasper County Attorney

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May 2, 2012

Opinion concerning the handling of shoplifting cases by the City of Columbia Police Department (the “Department”).

Requested by: Steven A. Gantt, City Manager, City of Columbia

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April 24, 2012

Opinion concerning fees included on municipal property tax bills.

Requested by: The Honorable Bill Bowers, Member, House of Representatives

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April 23, 2012

Opinion regarding whether counties and municipalities may impose business license “fees” based upon gross income, rather than net income.

Requested by: The Honorable Christopher R. Hart, Member, House of Representatives

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April 11, 2012

Opinion relating “to a potential annexation in the Town of Lexington.” Specifically, “[t]he Town argued that [it] had [the] legal ability to use [a] previously annexed right of way to become contigous to the property in question.”

Requested by: The Honorable Rick Quinn, Member, House of Representatives

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April 9, 2012

Opinion addressing the impact of reapportionment on the election of commissioners of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (the “DOT”).

Requested by: The Honorable Raymond E. Cleary, III, Senator, District No. 34

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April 5, 2012

Opinion concerning the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court (“USSC”) in United States v. Jones, 565 U.S. ___, 132 S.Ct. 945 (2012) as it pertains to S.C. Code Ann. §17-30-140 and the use of Global Positioning System (“GPS”) tracking devices.

Requested by: Brian Buck, Chief of Police, Irmo Police Department

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April 4, 2012

Opinion concerning whether an individual’s concurrent service on the Edgefield County Transportation Committee (“Transportation Committee”) and the Board of Directors for the Edgefield County Hospital (“Hospital Board”) violates the constitutional prohibition against dual office holding.

Requested by: Michael S.Medlock, Edgefield County Attorney

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April 2, 2012

Opinion concerning the proper interpretation of the term “gross income” in the context of a county business license tax ordinance.

Requested by: Joshua A. Gruber, Esquire, Office of the County Administrator, Beaufort County

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April 2, 2012

Opinion concerning whether an elected official, who has a concealed weapons permit, may at any time and specifically, during meetings of city council, lawfully carry a concealable weapon inside a building that also houses City Hall, the Police Department, and the Courthouse.

Requested by: M. Bryan Turner, Chief of Police, Mauldin Police Department

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March 30, 2012

Opinion concerning Abbeville County School District (“School District”), as to whether the Board of Trustees of the School District (“the Board”) is the “local governing body” for purposes of section 6-1-320(b) of the South Carolina Code of Laws.

Requested by: Francenia B. Heizer, Esquire

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March 27, 2012

Opinion concerning dual office holding. You ask whether the law permits you to accept a position of employment with the Town of Estill as a code enforcement officer during your term as Mayor for the Town of Fairfax.

Requested by: The Honorable Dwight Causey, Mayor, Town of Fairfax

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March 20, 2012

Opinion concerning Cherokee County Council’s authority to fund a scholarship program proposed by community members of the County that would provide tuition assistance to students who attend a local technical college and meet certain qualifications.

Requested by: Joseph L. Mathis, Esquire

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March 20, 2012

Opinion concerning whether State law prohibits you from simultaneously serving as a councilmember for the City of Bamberg (“City”), Chairman of the City Fire Commission, and a volunteer fireman for the City.

Requested by: The Honorable Buck Fralick, Member, Bamberg City Council

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March 16, 2012

Opinion regarding the Honorable James A. Preacher, Jr., mayor of the Town of Norway (“Mayor”).

Requested by: Hubert F. Harrell, Director, SC Criminal Justice Academy

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March 9, 2012

Opinion regarding 2012 S.C. Acts 155, §1 (R. 122, H. 3895) (the “Act”), which became effective on February 1, 2012, upon approval by the Governor. The Act amends S.C. Code Ann. §17-15-20 so as to provide that an appearance bond is valid for a certain time period in circuit and magistrate or municipal courts under certain circumstances, and also provides for a procedure to relieve the surety of liability when the time period has run.

Requested by: The Honorable John Richard C. King, Member, House of Representatives

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March 6, 2012

Opinion concerning Gilbert-Summit Rural Water District.

Requested by: John J. Fantry, Jr., Esquire

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March 5, 2012

Opinion regarding the Mayor of the Town of Norway (“Mayor”).

Requested by: Mark Keel, Chief, State Law Enforcement Division

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March 2, 2012

Opinion concerning the approval power vested in the governing body of Kershaw County as that power concerns the levy of taxes for the benefit of the Lugoff Fire District.

Requested by: Dennis K. Ray, Fire Chief, Lugoff Fire District

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February 29, 2012

Opinion concerning the authority of the Metropolitan Sewer Subdistrict created by Act 687 of 1969.

Requested by The Honorable David L. Thomas, Senator, District 8 and The Honorable Shane R. Martin, Senator, District 13

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February 23, 2012

Opinion concerning a potential conflict of interest.

Requested by:  The Honorable Jimmy Ward, Member, Isle of Palms City Council

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February 23, 2012

Opinion concerning whether South Carolina law prohibits you from continuing to serve as Chairperson of the Anderson County Tax Assessment Appeals Board (“Tax Appeals Board”) in consideration of your recent appointment to the South Carolina Medical Disciplinary Commission (“Commission”).

Requested by:  Mr. Kenneth C. Walker

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February 21, 2012

Opinion concerning your intent to file as a candidate for Probate Judge for the County of Bamberg (“County”) and the applicability of a County ordinance purporting to terminate employees of the county who become candidates for an elected county office.

Requested by:  Sarah G. Noel, Clerk, Bamberg County Probate Court

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January 25, 2012

Opinion concerning the proper body to govern the affairs of the water and sewer system of the City of Tega Cay.

Requested by: The Honorable Ralph W. Norman, Member, House of Representatives

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January 12, 2012

Opinion concerning the legality of the following pending transaction.

Requested by: The Honorable Bruce Cooley, Abbeville County Director

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December 22, 2011

Opinion addressing whether or not circuit public defenders are entitled to accrue annual leave policies for state employees. Specifically, whether or not they are also entitled to receive payment for accumulated, unused annual leave (“terminal leave”) upon leaving the position.

Requested by: James M. Holly, Chief of Staff of Comptroller General

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December 9, 2011

Opinion regarding the constitutional validity of proposed “Sheriffs First” legislation.

Requested by: Jeffrey B. Moore, Executive Director, South Carolina Sheriff’s Association

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December 5, 2011

Opinion concerning a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that was received and responded to by the City of Columbia (“the City”). Specifically, as to whether the requested information is a matter of public record subject to disclosure and, if so, whether the so-called “privacy exemption” allowed the City to withhold or redact any of this information.

Requested by: Kenneth E. Gaines, City Attorney, City of Columbia

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November 18, 2011

Opinion regarding county veterans’ affairs officers. Specifically, asking for clarification as to whether the county veterans’ affairs officer is thus subject to State personnel policies. And if not, whether the delegation may then adopt a grievance policy for the veterans’ affairs officer.

Requested by:  The Honorable Mike Forrester, Member, House of Representatives

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November 17, 2011

Opinion inquiring whether the Fire Control Board of Carlisle, South Carolina (“the Board”), may enter an agreement whereby the Board would “lease to buy” a new fire station constructed by a private entity.

Requested by: Chairman Mike J. Spencer, Jr., Fire Control Board of Carlisle, S.C.

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November 16, 2011

Opinion “seeks guidance as to the interpretation” of various statutes “and the scope of the powers which have been vested in the State Treasurer with regard to the Commission and investment of Retirement System funds or assets.”

Requested by: Robert L. Borden CFA/CAIA, Chief Executive Officer/Chief Investment Officer, Retirement System Investment Commission

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November 7, 2011

Opinion concerning “[u]nder what authority, if any, does a county council have the authority to enact an ordinance requiring elected officials residing in that county, including the county legislative delegation, to submit to a drug screen as a condition for holding office?”

Requested by:  The Honorable Mike Forrester, Member, House of Representatives

November 1, 2011

Opinion regarding “the propriety of awarding an exclusive franchise to one carriage tour operator to conduct business on the [public] streets of the City.”

Requested by: William B. Harvey, III, Esquire

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October 26, 2011

Opinion concerning the validity of Proviso 76.14 as proposed in the Conference Committee Report concerning the 2011-2012 Appropriations Act.

Requested By: The Honorable Curtis M. Loftis, Jr., South Carolina State Treasurer

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October 11, 2011

Opinion concerning the validity of municipal ordinances regulating fireworks. Specifically, whether such regulation is preempted by State law providing for the regulation of fireworks in S.C. Code §§ 23-35-10 et seq., and if the “Fireworks Prohibited Zones” established in § 23-35-175 constitute the only areas where the discharge of Fireworks can be banned.

Requested by: H. Fulton Ross, Jr., Esquire

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September 23, 2011

Opinion concerning whether the Forfeited Land Commission of Lancaster County (“the Commission”) may effect a sale of real property pursuant to section 12-59-40 of the South Carolina Code for the Amount of the taxes due, without including in the sale price the amounts due to certain assessments and fees.

Requested by: The Honorable Cheryl H. Morgan, Lancaster County Auditor and The Honorable Carrie W. Helms, Lancaster County Treasurer

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September 12, 2011

Opinion concerning what steps Florence County Council Chairman Rusty Smith should take in order to “distance himself” from the selection process of seeking selection as the Florence County Administrator.

Requested by: The Honorable Dean Fowler, Jr., Florence County Treasurer

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September 7, 2011

Opinion asking whether the Greenville Legislative Delegation must “use the weighted vote of the entire Delegation, or may we use the weighted vote of a quorum, present and voting, to determine the outcome of a motion.”

Requested by: The Honorable Michael L. Fair, Senator, District No. 6

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August 31, 2011

Opinion concerning Stormwater Management Utility Service charges.

Requested by: Mr. Grant Duffield, Tega Cay City Manager

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August 25, 2011

Opinion regarding the policy of Spartanburg School District Three (the “School District”) requiring visitors to produce identification for scanning when entering a public school.

Requested by: The Honorable Shane Martin, Senator, District No. 13

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August 24, 2011

Opinion inquiring whether the City of Barnwell’s proposed ordinance imposing a “public safety fee” upon each parcel of real property within the corporate limits of the City of Barnwell.

Requested by: Thomas M. Boulware, Esquire

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August 16, 2011

Opinion concerning a provision in the recently enacted legislation, H.3003, or commonly known as the “Photo ID” or “Voter ID” legislation.

Requested by: Marci Andino, Executive Director, SC Election Commission

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August 12, 2011

Opinion addressing the Arcadia Lakes Town Council and minutes of a Town Council meeting mistakenly stating a council member’s intention to resign versus his “intention not to seek reelection…in the November 2011 election.”

Requested by: The Honorable Bob Bishop, Mayor Pro Tem, Town of Arcadia Lakes

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August 10, 2011

Opinion concerning the enforcement of a county ordinance within an incorporated municipality.

Requested by: Marvin C. Jones, Esquire

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July 15, 2011

Opinion addressing when evidence becomes “physical evidence” or “biological material” under S.C. Code Ann. §§17-28-300 et seq., the “Preservation of Evidence Act.”

Requested by: Captain Garland Major, Jr., Anderson County Sheriff’s Department

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July 8, 2011

Opinion asking whether one would be prohibited “from holding his commission as a State Trooper while simultaneously serving on the WEOC [Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council] Board of Directors.”

Requested by: F.K. Lancaster, Jr., Interim Director, S.C. Department of Public Safety

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July 1, 2011

Opinion questioning whether one who has been unable to work and is presently drawing 100% disability from the Veterans Administration would be eligible to be appointed as the Spartanburg County Veterans Affairs Officer.

Requested by: The Honorable Mike Forrester, Member, House of Representatives

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June 27, 2011

Opinion concerning the authority of the State Election Commission (SEC) to enter into a contract with the political parties for the purposes of conduction the 2012 Presidential Preference Primaries.

Requested by: Ms. Marci Andino, Executive Director, State Election Commission

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June 10, 2011

Opinion as to when the new salary base of magistrates in Aiken County, which is based upon the official United States Census, will take effect.

Requested by: The Honorable Rodger E. Edmonds, Chief Summary Court Judge

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June 3, 2011

Opinion “regarding the Governor’s authority under Article IV, Section 19 of the South Carolina Constitution to convene the General Assembly in extra session.”

Requested by: The Honorable Nikki R. Haley, Governor, State of South Carolina

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May 25, 2011

Opinion as to whether a gated community in South Carolina can prohibit door to door campaigning by candidates for local, state or federal elections.

Requested by: The Honorable Tom Young, Jr., SC House of Representatives

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May 25, 2011

Opinion regarding the legality of a County Tax Auditor to hire a full-time non-law enforcement employee whose principal duties are to issue Courtesy Summonses, as the Affiant, to potential violators of the motor vehicle tax and registration statutes.

Requested by: The Honorable Deborah A. Long, Member, House of Representatives

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May 17, 2011

Opinion regarding any possible liability of the State. Specifically, asking “[i]f the General Assembly were to prohibit the completion of the project through a joint resolution similar to the one proposed in S.800, would the State be liable for the funding of the project?”

Requested by: The Honorable Larry A. Martin, Senator, District No. 2

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May 12, 2011

Opinion concerning the “Preservation of Evidence Act” and the length of time the evidence must be preserved pursuant to a Conviction by Plea.” Specifically, asking whether, “[u]nder subsection (C) of Section 17-28-328, can we – the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office – dispose of the Evidence without court order after the seven years have expired?”

Requested by: Sergeant J. Thomas Clamp, Jr., Anderson County Sheriff’s Office

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May 9, 2011

Opinion regarding the legality involving confiscations of students’ personal cell phones by school staff/administration, and the subsequent “searching, reading and looking at the contents of the cell phone.” Specifically following an incident where school staff/administration observed “sexting,” inappropriate adult photographs (not pornographic), and inappropriate conversations.

Requested by: Corporal Ricarda M. Fowler, Summerville Police Department

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May 5, 2011

Opinion regarding the legality and constitutionality of provisions of S.C. Code §§ 23-9-310 through 23-9-470 pertaining to the Office of the State Fire Marshal and specifically Article 3 which deals with the Fireman’s Insurance and Inspection Fund.

Requested by: George L. Schroeder, Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General

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April 18, 2011

Opinion regarding the interpretation of certain provisions of the South Carolina Surface Water Withdrawal, Permitting, Use and Reporting Act, enacted last year by the General Assembly.

Requested by: The Honorable Danny Verdin, Senator, District No. 9, The Honorable Larry A. Martin, Senator, District No. 2, The Honorable Ralph Anderson, Senator, District No. 7, The Honorable Phillip W. Shoopman, Senator, District No. 5, The Honorable David L. Thomas, Senator, District No. 8, The Honorable Michael A. Fair, Senator, District No. 6, The Honorable Shane Martin, Senator, District No. 13

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April 15, 2011

Opinion concerning the South Lynches Fire District in Florence and Williamsburg counties.

Requested by: The Honorable Yancey McGill, Member, SC Senate

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April 13, 2011

Opinion concerning the removal of a city council member.

Requested by: Grant W. Duffield, City Manager, City of Tega Cay

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April 11, 2011

Opinion concerning S.497 which amends S.C. Code § 48-39-130.

Requested by: The Honorable Phil P. Leventis, Senator, District No. 35

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April 7, 2011

Opinion regarding a partnership between the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety and Claflin University creating a forensics laboratory and the operation of this laboratory.

Requested by: Captain Thad Turner, Orangeburg Department of Public Safety

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March 30, 2011

Opinion concerning registered sex offenders living within the City of Darlington.  Specifically, “whether or not there is any reason law enforcement cannot check on registered sex offenders who live in a municipality.”

Requested by: Captain Daniel Watson, Darlington City Police

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March 29, 2011

Opinion concerning information requests from individuals who are incarcerated by the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC). Specifically, whether the State Library has “the legal right to refuse information requests initiated by incarcerated citizens,” or “does the legal right to restrict information requests from inmates reside with the [SCDC]?”.

Requested by: David S. Goble, Director, South Carolina State Library

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March 21, 2011

Opinion regarding Senate Bill 414, the Education Opportunity Act. Specifically, asking “whether the provision of scholarships and tax credits under S.414 violates Article XI, Section 4 of the South Carolina Constitution.”

Requested by: The Honorable Lawrence K. Grooms, Senator, District No. 37

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March 16, 2011

Opinion concerning an issue involving the Florence City Council.

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Requested by: The Honorable Kris Crawford, Member, House of Representatives

March 15, 2011

Opinion concerning the constitutionality of the Renegade Hunter Act recently passed by the Legislature.

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Requested by: The Honorable Phillip Lowe, Member, House of Representatives

March 14, 2011

Opinion concerning the legality of the City of Columbia funding the burial of electrical utilities owned by Columbia College.

Requested by: Mr. Steven A. Gantt, City Manager, City of Columbia

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March 3, 2011

Opinion questioning whether members of the Anderson Fire Department are “able to obtain search warrants, collect evidence, question witnesses (take statements), receive tips through Crime stoppers and run background checks” relating to fire investigations.

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Requested by: Chief R. Dale Horne, Anderson Fire Department

March 3, 2011

Opinion regarding the constitutionality of a provision which is part of the Senate passed version of the “Voter ID” Bill pending in the General Assembly.

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Requested by: The Honorable Alan D. Clemmons, Member, House of Representatives

February 18, 2011

Opinion concerning a casino night event to be held in Aiken County.

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Requested by: W. Lawrence Brown, Esquire

January 5, 2011

Opinion questioning “what is the extent, if any, of the legal authority of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) to require its approval of the USC School of Medicine’s expansion of the existing medical school program in Greenville to include first and second year medical students.”

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Requested by: The Honorable John Courson, Member, SC Senate

November 23, 2010

Opinion as to the validity of an ordinance enacted by the Town of Cheraw.

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Requested by: Michael D. Smith, Town Administrator, Town of Cheraw

November 23, 2010

Opinion concerning the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles’ queuing system. Specifically, whether it is permissible under the South Carolina Code of Laws of 1976 for the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SC DMV) to accept updated equipment and service “in exchange for the provider’s ability to run commercial advertisements on part of the television screen up to fifty percent of the time.”

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Requested by: Ms. Marcia S. Adams, Executive Director, SC Department of Motor Vehicles

November 16, 2010

Opinion seeking guidance as to the Human Affairs Commission’s obligation to enforce its statutory duties where there has been no appropriations covering the costs of enforcement by the Commission. Specifically, questioning how to handle an “unfunded mandate” that your agency is expected to continue to enforce without the personnel or money to do so.

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Requested by: Ralph H. Haile, Legal Counsel, South Carolina Human Affairs Commission

November 10, 2010

Opinion on the Preservation of Evidence Act (S.C. Code, Sections 17-28-300 et seq.).

Requested by The Honorable Gary Watts, Richland County Coroner.

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November 9, 2010

Opinion regarding “Preservation of Evidence Act”, S.C. Code Ann. §§ 17-28-300 et seq.

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Requested by: The Honorable Gary Watts, Coroner, Richland County

November 9, 2010

Opinion regarding S.C. Code Ann. § 17-5-570.

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Requested by: The Honorable Gary Watts, Coroner, Richland County

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