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Official Opinions


January 2003

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Opinion # Requestor


02-133 The Honorable Jerrauld C. Jones
Director, Department of Juvenile Justice
Juvenile court judge’s power to appoint court service unit probation officers and supervisors is administrative function not afforded judicial immunity. Aggrieved court service unit employee may pursue remedies through state grievance procedure, with sole exception that chief judge may order transfer of court service unit employee for good cause, after notice and opportunity to be heard.
02-146 The Honorable Charles D. Crowson, Jr.
Commissioner of the Revenue
   for the City of Newport News
Applicability of gross receipts exemption to real estate broker whose agent receives full commission from real estate sales transaction, minus business license tax paid by broker, and pays desk fee to broker.
02-149 Mr. W. Forrest Matthews, Jr.
Director, Virginia Retirement System
Information provided to Retirement System regarding underlying investments of limited partnership not traded on governmentally regulated securities exchange is exempt from public disclosure. Information regarding name of limited partnership, amount and present value of investment is not exempt.
02-150 The Honorable David A. Nutter
Member, House of Delegates
‘Tissue,’ for purposes of DNA analysis and data banks, includes epidermal cells taken from person’s body.
03-003 The Honorable Paul S. Trible, Jr.
President, Christopher Newport College
Board approval is not required prior to issuance of debt to finance student housing project for state university if university has no actual or beneficial ownership in project and neither Commonwealth nor any agency or institution of Commonwealth pays, directly or indirectly, any of debt service on outstanding debt.