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Official Opinions


February 2003

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Opinion # Requestor


02-142 The Honorable Edward Semonian
Clerk, Circuit Court of the City of Alexandria
No duty imposed on circuit court clerk to ensure that garnishment summons is served on garnishee before it is served on judgment debtor.
02-148 The Honorable Robert G. Marshall
Member, House of Delegates
Duty of medical personnel and their staff to report suspected child abuse, neglect or statutory rape to local department of social services or Department of Social Services’ hotline. Such reporting is excepted from patient health records privacy requirement.
03-004 The Honorable Walter A. Stosch
Senate Majority Leader
Locality may not assess personal property tax on boat weighing more than 10,000 pounds if boat is garaged, docked or parked in Commonwealth less than six months. Situs required to impose personal property taxes on boat weighing over 10,000 pounds is not established unless boat is physically located within Commonwealth for six months or more.
03-005 The Honorable R. Steven Landes
Member, House of Delegates
Telephone company formed as limited liability company is subject to local license taxation.