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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1984 NO. 1 > Jan 12 1984
DISTRICTS ‑- WEED ‑- TAXATION ‑- ASSESSMENTS ‑- COUNTIES ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- APPLICABILITY OF WEED DISTRICT ASSESSMENTS TO CERTAIN CITY-OWNED LAND  Lands which are owned by an incorporated city or town (including but not limited to those situated outside the corporate limits of that municipality
AGO 1984 NO. 2 > Jan 30 1984
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- TRANSPORTATION ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- COMPETITIVE BIDDING ON SCHOOL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS  The provisions of RCW 28A.58.135 do not require school districts to go through a competitive bidding process prior to entering into a contract for pupil transportation services
AGO 1984 NO. 3 > Feb 2 1984
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ‑- BOATS ‑- PROMULGATION OF RECREATIONAL BOATING STANDARDS  The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission does not now have the authority, under § 52, chapter 3, Laws of 1983, 2nd Ex. Sess., to promulgate and enforce rules of
AGO 1984 NO. 4 > Feb 9 1984
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- DEPARTMENT OF GAME ‑- DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES ‑- CRITERIA FOR DENIAL OF HYDRAULIC PERMITS  In view of specific language in § 75, chapter 46, Laws of 1983, 1st ex.  Sess., neither the Department of Fisheries nor the Department of Game may now deny, or condition, a
AGO 1984 NO. 5 > Feb 14 1984
INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE ‑- WORKERS' COMPENSATION ‑- COVERAGE ‑- ATHLETES ‑- APPLICABILITY OF INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE ACT TO CERTAIN ATHLETES  (1) Professional athletes who enter into contracts with, and are paid by, athletic organizations domiciled outside of the State of Washington are, nevertheless,
AGO 1984 NO. 6 > Feb 23 1984
DISTRICTS ‑- PORTS ‑- TAXATION ‑- ELECTIONS ‑- NECESSITY FOR VOTER APPROVAL OF CERTAIN PORT DISTRICT TAX LEVIES  Voter approval only constitutes a condition precedent to continuation of a port district tax levy under RCW 53.36.100, after the sixth year of the levy, in those instances where, in
AGO 1984 NO. 7 > Feb 29 1984
COUNTIES ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- ROADS AND BRIDGES ‑- APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER 130, LAWS OF 1983 TO CERTAIN BRIDGE PROJECT   Because the First Avenue South Bridge in Seattle is a part of the state highway system, and not a county road, RCW 36.83.010 does not authorize King County to form a service
AGO 1984 NO. 8 > Mar 1 1984
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- CONSOLIDATION ‑- SEPA ‑- JURISDICTION OF BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARD OVER INTERCOUNTY MUNICIPAL ANNEXATION ‑- APPLICABILITY OF STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT  (1) A county boundary review board has jurisdiction over a proposal to consolidate a city located within the county with other
AGO 1984 NO. 9 > Mar 6 1984
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- COMMISSIONERS ‑- SHERIFF ‑- SALARIES OR COMPENSATION ‑- AUTHORITY TO FIX SALARIES OF DEPUTY SHERIFFS  RCW 41.14.140 does not authorize, or empower, a county sheriff to fix the compensation of his deputies without regard to what the board of county commissioners
AGO 1984 NO. 10 > Mar 8 1984
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- AUDITOR ‑- MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS‑- AUTHORITY TO AUDIT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCILS  Economic development councils created in response to (but not pursuant to) RCW 35A.11.060, RCW 35.21.680 or RCW 36.32.410 are not, themselves, municipal corporations or quasi-