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Opinions

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The Attorney General issues written legal opinions to certain state officials upon request. Copies of opinions issued since 2000 are available through this website. Click on a year in the table below to view a list of opinions issued during that year.


Who may request an opinion from the Attorney General?

The Attorney General is required to provide written legal opinions to "the governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, comptroller of the treasury, members of the general assembly and other state officials...in the discharge of their official duties." Tenn. Code Ann. § 8-6-109 (b)(6).

The Attorney General cannot issue opinions to county or local government officials or to private citizens.


How can I request a copy of an opinion issued before 2000?

Contact the opinion line at (615) 741-2518 to request a copy of an opinion.


How do I search for an opinion if I do not know the number or when it was issued?

Use the search box in the top left corner to perform a keyword search for opinions, press releases, and other related documents on this website.




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