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The following requests (RQs) have been received by the Opinion Committee, and are currently pending. If you wish to view the request letter, go here, and select the desired request letter from the index, or click on the RQ number below.

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Pending Requests

Title: RQ-0470-KP

Title: RQ-0470-KP
Re: Authority to determine software systems for county departments
Request Date: Monday, August 1, 2022
Request File: RQ0470KP.pdf
Requestor:
Hood County Attorney
Granbury, Texas

Title: RQ-0469-KP

Title: RQ-0469-KP
Re: Whether the city's employment of an attorney who is the son-in-law of the city manager constitutes a conflict of interest under chapter 176 of the Local Government Code or the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct
Request Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Request File: RQ0469KP.pdf
Requestor:
Hale County Attorney
Plainview, Texas

Title: RQ-0468-KP

Title: RQ-0468-KP
Re: Whether a county's reimbursement of taxes under certain agreements constitute a grant of public money within the scope of Local Government Code subsection 381.004(h)
Request Date: Monday, July 11, 2022
Request File: RQ0468KP.pdf
Requestor:
Chair, House Committee on General Investigating
Texas House of Representatives
Austin, Texas

Title: RQ-0467-KP

Title: RQ-0467-KP
Re: Authority of a water control and improvement district to use surplus funds from its interest and sinking fund
Request Date: Friday, July 8, 2022
Request File: RQ0467KP.pdf
Requestor:
Victoria County Criminal District Attorney
Victoria, Texas

Title: RQ-0466-KP

Title: RQ-0466-KP
Re: Whether a corporate entity can serve as a substitute trustee for purposes of conducting a mortgage foreclosure sale under Property Code chapter 51
Request Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Request File: RQ0466KP.pdf
Requestor:
Chair, Committee on Veterans Affairs & Border Security
Texas State Senate
Austin, Texas

Title: RQ-0465-KP

Title: RQ-0465-KP
Re: Whether an individual convicted of a felony in another state whose "rights of citizenship" have been restored by the other state is eligible to run for office in Texas under Election Code section 141.001
Request Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Request File: RQ0465KP.pdf
Requestor:
Hockley County Attorney
Levelland, Texas

Title: RQ-0464-KP

Title: RQ-0464-KP
Re: Status of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Separation of Licensee Form as an official government record subject to criminal prosecution for false entry under Penal Code section 37.10
Request Date: Friday, June 10, 2022
Request File: RQ0464KP.pdf
Requestor:
Fort Bend County District Attorney
Richmond, Texas

Title: RQ-0463-KP

Title: RQ-0463-KP
Re: Authority of the Texas Optometry Board under section 351.005 of the Occupations Code to take action against licensed optometrists who are independent contractors
Request Date: Monday, June 6, 2022
Request File: RQ0463KP.pdf
Requestor:
Executive Director
Texas Optometry Board
Austin, Texas

Title: RQ-0462-KP

Title: RQ-0462-KP
Re: Application of section 152.052 of the Local Government Code to an elected official who ran on the platform of eliminating the office if elected
Request Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Request File: RQ0462KP.pdf
Requestor:
Galveston County Auditor
Galveston, Texas

Title: RQ-0461-KP

Title: RQ-0461-KP
Re: Whether a county attorney may also serve as legal counsel to the appraisal district and the appraisal review board in the same county
Request Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
Request File: RQ0461KP.pdf
Requestor:
Starr County Attorney
Rio Grande City, Texas