ATTORNEY GENERAL

Requests for Opinions

RQ-0146-KP

Requestor:

The Honorable Audrey Louis

81st Judicial District Attorney

1327 3rd Street

Floresville, Texas 78114-1961

Re: Whether charitable organizations may conduct raffles that award alcoholic beverages as the Prize (RQ-0146-KP).

Briefs requested by February 15, 2017

For further information, please access the website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call the Opinion Committee at (512) 463-2110.

TRD-201700351

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: January 24, 2017


Opinions

Opinion No. KP-0129

The Honorable Joseph C. Pickett

Chair, Committee on Transportation

Texas House of Representatives

Post Office Box 2910

Austin, Texas 78768-2910

Re: Administration and procedures related to motor vehicle registration (RQ-0119-KP)

SUMMARY

Under chapters 502 and 520 of the Transportation Code, both the Department of Motor Vehicles and county assessor-collectors provide various motor vehicle registration services.

Pursuant to section 502.044 of the Transportation Code, the Department has statutory authority to print and mail registration insignia.

Section 1001.013 of the Transportation Code authorizes the Department to contract with a business entity to perform a Department function, including issuing registration insignia.

No statute of which we are aware requires the Department to seek county approval before entering into a contract with a private vendor to perform a Department function.

Opinion No. KP-0130

Mr. Rick Dollahan

Gaines County Auditor

Post Office Box 847

Seminole, Texas 79360

Re: Whether a county attorney who is appointed to serve as a special prosecutor may be paid additional compensation (RQ-0120-KP)

SUMMARY

A county attorney is not entitled to receive extra compensation for representing the State in a criminal matter in the county’s district court at the request of the district attorney.

For further information, please access the website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call the Opinion Committee at (512) 463-2110.

TRD-201700320

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: January 23, 2017