Summary of Recent Opinions

March 31, 2014  | 

August 2019

K.Melchi_September 13, 2019 – Open Meetings Act

C.Bates_September 13, 2019 – Gas District Providing Health Insurance

L.Hahn_September 6, 2019 – Expenses associated with Christmas celebration

R.Frieson_September 6, 2019 – Sixteenth Section Land Lease Substitution

J.Hines,Sr._September 6, 2019 – Miss. Code Ann. Section 83-11-501

E.Fulton_September 6, 2019 – City Attorney serving as City Prosecutor

A.St.Pe’_September 6, 2019 – Mayoral Veto

August 2019

W.Nowell_August 30, 2019 – Housing of Juveniles

K.Pulley_August 30, 2019 – School Board Vacancy

J.Wakeland_August 30, 2019 – Liability of aldermen

G.Ward_August 30, 2019 – Reclassification of property on municipality’s official zoning map

G.Carnathan_August 30, 2019 – Interim police chief serving as school resource officer

C.Haney_August 30, 2019 – Bond and Youth Court Jurisdiction

B.Blackmon_August 30, 2019 – Nepotism issue

J.Eldridge_August 23, 2019 – Constable Fee for Signing Affidavit

M.Pope,III_August 23, 2019 – ‘Hate intimidation’ ordinance

T.Howard_August 16, 2019 – Enactment and Implementation of Municipal Fair Housing Ordinance

D.Hopson,Sr._August 16, 2019 – Employment of Municipal Court Judge as a Municipal School Board Attorney

B.Clark_August 13, 2019 – Board of Supervisors compensation

R.Barrett_August 13, 2019 – Application of House Bill Number 1247

S.Slover_August 9, 2019 – Salaries of Justice Court Judges, County Prosecutor, and Board Attorney

M.Pope_August 9, 2019 – Opinion Request Concerning Tuition Payment

B.Smith_August 9, 2019 – Appointment of acting police chief

J.Varner_August 6, 2019 – Warren County Port Commission

S.Griffie_August 2, 2019 – Multiple referenda on same ballot

M.Cotton_August 2, 2019 – Court fees

J.Brunini_August 2, 2019 – Purchase of wastewater equipment

F.Ross_August 2, 2019 – Limiting Use of City-owned Facilities

July 2019

J.Mars_July 26, 2019 – Application of House Bill Number 1247

W.White_July 26, 2019 – Maintenance-Repair of private road to private cemetery

S.Winter_July 26, 2019 – Sale of Firearms

W.Hall_July 26, 2019 – Procedure for the sale of municipal real property

J.McWilliams_July 26, 2019 – Authority of Community College Trustee to Holdover

J.Simpson,Jr._July 26, 2019 – Use of credit cards for travel expenses

N.Banks_July 19, 2019 – Separation of Powers Doctrine

A.Gipson_July 19, 2019 – Mississippi Agricultural Theft Bureau Investigators

J.Simpson, Jr._July 19, 2019 – Bidding of Cost-Per-Image Agreement

M.Bryan_July 16, 2019 – Open Carry_Concealed Carry_Enhanced Carry

S.Dionne_July 10, 2019 – Poll Managers political activity

D.Stanley_July 10, 2019 – Section 63-7-301 of the Mississippi Code

B.Clark_July 10, 2019 – Justice Court Clerks

T.McRee_July 10, 2019 – Salary of Tax Assessor_Collector with two offices in County with two Judicial Districts

J.Dean_July 12, 2019 – Section 37-1-3 of the Mississippi Code

June 2019

R.Shepard_June 28, 2019

T.Holleman_June 28, 2019 – Purchase of Road Equipment During the Last Six (6) Months of Term

S.Carouthers_June 28, 2019 – Authority of Mayor to give directives to employees of the city

P.Teeuwissen_June 28, 2019 – Applicable date of disability determination as related to refund of homestead ad valorem tax

G.McCullough, Jr._June 28, 2019 – Opinion Request for MMEIA Pipeline Proposal

D.Morgan_June 28, 2019 – Greenwood Tourism Commission

M.Floyd_June 24, 2019 – Years of Experience and Teach Mississippi Institute

R.Compton_June 21, 2019 – Section 37-57-107

R.Sullivan_June 21, 2019 – Application of House Bill 1247

B.Mayo_June 21, 2019 – Application of House Bill 1247

B.Piazza, Jr._June 21, 2019 – Application of House Bill 1247

D.Brewer_June 21, 2019 – Opinion Request Concerning County Prosecutor

D.Glaskox_June 21, 2019 – Impartiality of election commissioners

J.Henley_June 21, 2019 – Interpretation of House Bill 1247

J.Wakeland_June 21, 2019 – Security Cameras

K.Smythe_June 21, 2019 – Separation of Democratic and Republican scanned and collected ballots in DS 200 voting machines

Linda Ivy_June 21, 2019 – Hiring poll worker M.Floyd_June 21, 2019 – Truancy

M.Seard_June 21, 2019 – Greater Greenville Housing – Exemption Status on Commercial Property

N.Armistad_June 14, 2019 – Providing educational services to Regional Community Mental Health Center

J.Lamar_June 11, 2019 – House Bill No. 1247 and the Northwest Mississippi Community College Board

R.Baum_June 7, 2019 – Conveying real property authorized by previous Board of Aldermen

N.Elmore_June 7, 2019 – Tax Exemptions pursuant to Section 17-21-5 of the MS Code Annotated

J.Windsor_ June 7, 2019 – Candidate qualification

J.O’Neal_June 7, 2019 – Community Public Water System Training

D.Turner_June 7, 2019 – Senate Bill 2770, 2019 Regular Session

H.Adams_June 7, 2019 – Legal questions relating to state purchasing laws

May 2019

D.Martin_May 24, 2019 – Renovations and upgrades to municipal buildings

T.Reynolds_May 24, 2019 – Use of funds received under MCA Section 27-67-35

M.Majors_May 24, 2019 – Applicability of Section 97-37-5 to Members of the MS National Guard

J.Mayo_May 24, 2019 – Installation of water line as tie-in to city main

E.Williams_May 24, 2019 – Leave policy for Gulf Regional Planning Commission

K.Turner_May 17, 2019 – Section 23-15-561 of the Mississippi Code

M.Lewis_May 17, 2019 – Increase in compensation for Tax Assessors and_or Deputies

S.Dionne_May 17, 2019 – Changing Precinct Lines

S.Hutton_May 17, 2019 – Applicability of Senate Bill 3046, Regular Session 2019 to the Fair Commission Concession Contract

S.Clanton_May 14, 2019 – Local option – alcoholic liquors & beer-wine

G.Barton_May 10, 2019 – Returning Bonds to Court of Judge’s Choice

K.Stokes_May 10, 2019 – Section 27-65-241 of the Mississippi Code

C.Hutchinson_May 10, 2019 – Open Meetings

H.Frierson_May 10, 2019 – Senate Bill 3024 (Laws of 2019, Regular Session)

A.Gipson_May 10, 2019 – Authority to oversee the State’s pesticide certification program

April 2019

R.Lawrence_April 26, 2019 – Sewer customer request for diagnostic expense reimbursement

C.Palmer_April 26, 2019 – School board meeting requirement

G.Younger_April 26, 2019 – Fire protection districts

G.Barton_April 26, 2019 – Legitimate Home Instruction Program

L.Hartfield_April 26, 2019 – E-mails in lieu of signed documents

T.Ross,Jr._April 19, 2019 – Reinstatement of Homestead Exemption for Ad Valorem Taxes

T.Holleman_April 19, 2019 – Drug Court Incentives

C.Hemphill_April 5, 2019 – School board election for added territory

J.Hill_April 5, 2019 – Miss. Code Ann. Section 37-11-27

N.Manley_April 5, 2019 – Miss. Code Section 21-17-1(2)(b)(i) and (ii)

R.Kirk_April 5, 2019 – Dismissal of Stale Cases

W.White_April 1, 2019 – Authority to repairon property owned by school district and leased to private individual or business

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