This Formal Opinion analyzes state constitutional and statutory provisions to determine whether current law authorizes commercial sports betting in the State of Colorado. The Opinion concludes that although commercial sports betting is not subject to state constitutional restrictions, it falls within the definition of prohibited gambling under Colorado’s criminal code, making it unlawful. Consequently, to legalize commercial sports betting in the State, a statutory change—but not a constitutional amendment—would be required.
Formal AG Opinions
These opinions were based on the law as it existed at the time the opinions were issued. They may have been superseded by changes in constitutional, statutory, or case law.
This Opinion provides general guidance regarding the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g (“FERPA”), a federal statute governing privacy of student records. The Opinion addresses misconceptions about FERPA’s scope to assure teachers, administrators, and other school staff that they may proactively respond to safety concerns, including threats of school violence, without violating students’ and families’ privacy rights.
The implementation of the READ Act, § 22-7-1201 et seq., C.R.S., among English Language Learner students in those districts utilizing literacy instruction in both English and Spanish.
The authority of state institutions of higher education in Colorado to provide discounted tuition to students who cannot prove they are lawfully present within the United States.
The impact of House Bill 11-1230 ("H.B. 11-1230") on the Division of Supportive Housing and Homeless Programs ("SHHP'') within the Colorado Department of Human Services.