ATTORNEY GENERAL

Requests for Opinions

RQ-0161-KP

Requestor:

The Honorable Phil King

Chair, Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety

Texas House of Representatives

Post Office Box 2910

Austin, Texas 78768-2910

Re: Whether the possession and sale of the Mossberg Shockwave firearm in Texas is permitted under Texas law (RQ-0161-KP)

Briefs requested by June 13, 2017

RQ-0162-KP

Requestor:

The Honorable Dan Flynn

Chair, Committee on Pensions

Texas House of Representatives

Post Office Box 2910

Austin, Texas 78768-2910

Re: Whether the 180-day restriction in subsection 393.201(b)(2) of the Finance Code creates a time frame only for obtaining a loan or a time frame for completing a loan and related security and servicing (RQ-0162-KP)

Briefs requested by June 13, 2017

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

TRD-201701976

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: May 17, 2017


Opinions

Opinion No. KP-0147

The Honorable Rodney W. Anderson

Brazos County Attorney

300 East 26th Street, Suite 1300

Bryan, Texas 77803

Re: Scope of residence homestead tax exemption in Tax Code subsection 11.13(l)(2)(B) (RQ-0140-KP)

S U M M A R Y

A court would likely construe subsection 11.13(l)(2)(B) of the Tax Code to refer to an owner's temporary residence in an establishment set up to assist persons with overcoming illness or injury, or with needs related to physical or mental weakness or growing old, through a wide range of activities, regardless of whether the owner receives such services.

Opinion No. KP-0148

The Honorable Marco A. Montemayor

Webb County Attorney

1110 Washington Street, Suite 301

Laredo, Texas 78040

Re: Applicability of the International Energy Conservation Code to new school district building construction after November 1, 2016 (RQ-0141-KP)

S U M M A R Y

A court would likely find that school buildings are commercial construction within the scope of subsection 388.003(b) of the Health and Safety Code.

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

TRD-201701973

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: May 16, 2017