ATTORNEY GENERAL

Requests for Opinions

RQ-0153-KP

Requestor:

The Honorable Mark A. Gonzalez

Nueces County District Attorney

901 Leopard, Room 206

Corpus Christi, Texas 78401-3681

Re: Which party pays for the copy of the reporter's record filed with the trial court clerk pursuant to Rule of Appellate Procedure 34.6(h) (RQ-0153-KP)

Briefs requested by April 10, 2017

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

TRD-201701045

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: March 13, 2017


Opinions

Opinion No. KP-0135

The Honorable Daphne Session

Houston County Attorney

401 East Houston Avenue, 2nd Floor

Crockett, Texas 75835

Re: Whether time spent as a county employee may be considered in determining county longevity pay when the employee becomes an elected officer (RQ-0127-KP)

S U M M A R Y

Provided any longevity pay is earned after the adoption of the longevity policy, a court would likely conclude that a county's longevity pay policy for county officials may include the prior service of the individual as a county employee.

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

TRD-201701004

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: March 10, 2017


Opinions

Opinion No. KP-0136

The Honorable Richard Peña Raymond

Chair, Committee on Human Services

Texas House of Representatives

Post Office Box 2910

Austin, Texas 78768-2910

Re: Whether the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman may register a position and testify for or against legislation pending before the Texas Legislature (RQ-0130-KP)

S U M M A R Y

Chapter 101A of the Human Resources Code requires the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to comment on and make recommendations about laws relating to long-term care facilities and services. Chapter 556 of the Government Code does not preclude the Ombudsman from performing her statutory duty to make such comments and recommendations. Accordingly, the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman may register a position and testify for or against legislation pending before the Texas Legislature to the extent necessary to perform her statutory duty.

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

TRD-201701069

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: March 14, 2017