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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 2001 NO. 8 > Sep 25 2001

When a law enforcement officer prepares and files a vehicle accident report pursuant to RCW 46.52.030 and/or .070, such a report is not rendered automatically confidential by RCW 46.52.080 and is subject to public inspection and copying, except to the extent some other exemption wholly or partially applies to the record in question.

AGO 1991 NO. 15 > Mar 29 1991

1.  Prior to its amendment in 1990, RCW 28B.50.140(3) empowered a community college board of trustees to fix the salary and duties of community college presidents.  RCW 28B.50.140(3) only empowered the board to pay salary.  Payments to reimburse a president for the president's transportation expenses did not constitute salary and were not authorized under RCW 28B.50.140(3).    2.  In 1990 RCW 28B.50.140(3) was amended.  Laws of 1990, ch. 135, § 1, p. 926.  Amended RCW 28B.50.140(3) authorizes a community college board of trustees to fix the compensation and duties of community college presidents.  Payments to reimburse a president for the president's transportation expenses are not authorized as compensation since RCW 43.03.060(1) provides the procedure to reimburse state employees for travel expenses.  RCW 28B.50.140(3) does not authorize the board to supplant this reimbursement system.

AGLO 1979 NO. 32 > Sep 25 1979

The requirement that an offer be made to supply a written price estimate in the case of automotive repairs is limited to those types of automotive repairs which are specifically included in the definition contained in RCW 46.71.010(2)(a) and (b).

AGO 1959 NO. 57 > Aug 5 1959

Miniature automobiles powered by gasoline engines or electric motors are motor vehicles and come within the provisions of the motor vehicle code.

AGO 1954 NO. 301 > Aug 17 1954

Automobiles and other personal property supplied by a county to the sheriff is to be treated and dealt with as other county property (overruling Opinion No. 51-53-259).

AGO 1956 NO. 339 > Nov 15 1956

The word "garage," as used in the last two paragraphs of RCW 46.52.110 refer to parking lots, both open-air and enclosed.

AGO 1956 NO. 345 > Nov 26 1956

It is not mandatory to call for bids, advertise for a call for bids, and accept the lowest bid in the purchase of an auto for the officers of a third class county.