ATTORNEY GENERAL

Opinions

Opinion No. KP-0183

The Honorable Roland Gutierrez

Chair, Committee on Defense and Veterans' Affairs

Texas House of Representatives

Post Office Box 2910

Austin, Texas 78768-2910

Re: Whether veterans with Veterans Affairs home loans may execute a cash-out refinance loan on their homestead property (RQ-0176-KP)

S U M M A R Y

Because of the guaranty by the federal government, which is additional collateral, Texas Constitution, article XVI, subsection 50(a)(6)(H) prohibits a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs cash-out refinance loan.

Opinion No. KP-0184

The Honorable Joseph C. Pickett

Chair, Committee on Environmental Regulation

Texas House of Representatives

Post Office Box 2910

Austin, Texas 78768-2910

Re: Extent to which the administrative fee provisions of subsection 228.0547(b) of the Transportation Code apply to an entity operating a toll lane pursuant to subsection 228.007(b) of the Transportation Code (RQ-0178-KP)

S U M M A R Y

The administrative fee provisions of subsection 228.0547(b) of the Transportation Code are powers and duties of the Department of Transportation that apply to an entity that contracts with the Department pursuant to subsection 228.007(b) of the Transportation Code to operate a toll lane.

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

TRD-201800855

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: February 27, 2018