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2017 Official Opinions

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16-062 The Honorable Christopher P. Stolle, Member, House of Delegates Localities lack legal authority to enact ordinances requiring the retrofitting of commercial buildings with manual door entry hardware, where the buildings were constructed prior to the effective dates of the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act.
     
17-010 Honorable David J. Toscano, Minority Leader, Virginia House of Delegates The State Air Pollution Control Board is legally authorized to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, including establishing a statewide cap on such emissions for all new and existing fossil fuel electric generating plants.