Authorized local officials may now receive legal advice from the Office of Attorney General concerning Coronavirus.

In light of the Governor’s recent disaster declaration, the following local officials may now request legal advice from the Office of the Attorney General concerning the coronavirus:

  • the emergency management director designated under Section 418.1015 for the political subdivision;
  • the county judge or a commissioner of a county subject to the declaration; or
  • the mayor of a municipality subject to the declaration.

Only these officials are authorized to request advice. Moreover, legal advice may only be requested concerning issues related disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery concerning the coronavirus. Authorized local officials may request such legal advice by sending an email to disaster-counsel@oag.texas.gov, or by making a web request online.

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