Opinion In Reference To

1961 Ga. Laws 35, as amended, to the extent that it provided for an entitlement of state funds for children between the ages of six and 19 to attend nonsectarian private schools, is no longer operative because of the alteration of the mechanism of state funding of education from the Adequate Program for Education in Georgia to the Quality Basic Education Formula.


Assuming the statute is enforceable, the qualifications for the office of State School Superintendent contained in O.C.G.A. § 20-2-31 should be read broadly, so that the requirement of three years' practical experience as a teacher could include three years' experience as a teacher in a school classroom even if the person has no teacher's certificate. Whether a particular candidate meets such qualification is a factual issue to be determined on a case by case basis.


Youth who meet the criteria for transfer to the Department of Corrections' Eastman Youth Development Facility must be afforded notice and opportunity for a hearing and are entitled to legal representation and opportunity to introduce evidence and cross- examine witnesses


By statute, the authority to approve or reject bail bonds written by a bonding company for traffic citations is given to the sheriff.


The prohibition in O.C.G.A. § 16-11-127.1 against carrying weapons at schools includes colleges and universities.


In selecting alternate jurors under O.C.G.A. § 15-12-169, the parties are not entitled to utilize unused O.C.G.A. § 15-12-165 peremptory challenges as additional peremptory challenges to the alternate jurors.


Compensated officers of unions or business organizations who express their opinions on proposed or pending legislation to members of the General Assembly on behalf of such entities must register as lobbyists in accordance with The Public Officials Conduct and Lobbyist Disclosure Act of 1992, O.C.G.A. § 21-5-70, et seq.


Payment of Interest on Retainage for Public Water and Sewer Construction Projects Funded in Whole or Part by Federal Funding Grants Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 13-10-20 (Supp. 1992).


Interpretation of O.C.G.A. § 32-6-26(i)(1)


Use of the proceeds of forfeitures under O.C.G.A. § 16-13-49 to pay the salary of the Executive Director of the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.


Provisions in general law for cost-of-living adjustments for the Lieutenant Governor and the members and officers of the Senate and House of Representatives may not be varied by the General Appropriations Act and are consistent with the Constitution.


Questions regarding disposition of campaign contributions.


The term "judge" as used in O.C.G.A. § 15-1-9.1(a)(3) does not include administrative law judges or other quasi-judicial officers not within the judicial branch of government.