1993 Texas Attorney General Reports and Opinions i (1993)

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btate of Texas
Dear Texans:
One of the most important duties of the Office of Attorney General is to help keep the
wheels of government of our great state running smoothly. In order to accomplish this
task, the Attorney General is authorized by chapter 402 of the Government Code to issue
legal opinions that have the effect of law unless overruled by a court. Opinions relating to
access to public records are authorized by chapter 552 of the Government Code. Each
year, hundreds of government officials look to the Attorney General for guidance on how
to interpret the laws they are entrusted to uphold.
Attorney General opinions have far-reaching implications not only for all governmental
entities within the state but for the citizens of Texas as well. They reduce the need for
court decisions, serve as legal advice to state and local government, reduce unlawful
administrative acts, and serve to standardize interpretations of state laws and
administrative regulations. This year, the Office of the Attorney General issued 210
opinions on a wide range of subjects.
This index of all the opinions issued during 1993 is provided for your convenience. The
index includes a digest of each opinion issued as well as a subject index to assist you in
finding opinions that have been issued by topic. Also included is a listing of all statutes
and constitutional provisions that are referenced in the opinions. To ensure that the
decisions rendered by my office are readily available to the citizens of Texas, summaries of
all opinion requests and of the opinions issued by this office are published in the Texas
If you have questions or comments about the opinions indexed here or about the opinion
process, the members of my Opinion Committee are prepared to be of service to you.
Dan Morales
Attorney General
512/463-2100                         P.O. BOX 12548             AUSTIN, TEXAS 78711-2548

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