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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1989 NO. 1 > Jan 20 1989
SURVEYS ‑- PLATS AND SUBDIVISIONS ‑- FILING AND RECORDING  1.         RCW 58.09.040(1)(a) through (d) do not constitute an exclusive list of the surveys required by law to be filed. 2.         The Survey Recording Act (chapter 58.09 RCW) does not require the filing of a record of survey subsequent
AGO 1989 NO. 2 > Feb 3 1989
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ‑- CIVIL SERVICE ‑- REGULATIONS ‑- CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION  WAC 139-05-200 is unenforceable insofar as it purports to require commissioned law enforcement personnel employed before January 1, 1978, to complete a 440-hour basic law enforcement academy if they
AGO 1989 NO. 3 > Feb 15 1989
LEOFF ‑- VACATION ‑- LONGEVITY PAY ‑- RETIREMENT  1.         Where a LEOFF member after a period of temporary disability retirement returns to active duty, the member's employer is not required under RCW 41.26.140 to grant longevity pay, vacation accrual or similar benefits to the member to the
AGO 1989 NO. 4 > Feb 17 1989
SURROGATE PARENT AGREEMENTS ‑- CHILDREN ‑- PARENT AND CHILD ‑- ADOPTION ‑- PARENTAL OR SPOUSAL CONSENT ‑- DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES  1.         Surrogate parent agreements in general are not unlawful in Washington.  2.         It is not lawful for a person, in return for money or
AGO 1989 NO. 5 > Feb 23 1989
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COMPENSATION ‑- STATE CONSTITUTION  1.  Currently serving school directors may lawfully adopt a resolution to receive compensation of fifty dollars or less per day as authorized by RCW 28A.57.327, but they may not constitutionally receive the compensation
AGO 1989 NO. 6 > Mar 9 1989
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS ‑- ANNEXATION ‑- BOUNDARIES ‑- TAXATION ‑- MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARDS 1.         A fire protection district may withdraw an area from the boundaries of the district pursuant to RCW 52.04.056 without first referring such action to a vote of the
AGO 1989 NO. 7 > Mar 31 1989
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ‑- RULES AND REGULATIONS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES ‑- CREDIT FOR IN-SERVICE TRAINING  WAC 392-121-260(3)(c) as adopted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction is invalid as inconsistent with state statute to the extent that it purports to allow
AGO 1989 NO. 8 > Apr 21 1989
FEDERAL PREEMPTION ‑- MEDICAL DISCIPLINARY BOARD ‑- MEDICINE, SURGERY, AND OSTEOPATHY ‑- STATE RESERVED POWERS  1.         Sections 422(b) and 423(c) of Public Law No. 99-660 do not infringe upon rights reserved to the States under the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, because
AGO 1989 NO. 9 > May 2 1989
BOATS ‑- LICENSES ‑- DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING Under current Washington law, the Department of Licensing has no authority to require the licensing of boats owned by Washington residents but used exclusively on waters outside the boundaries of the state
AGO 1989 NO. 10 > May 17 1989
COURTS ‑- COUNTIES ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- INTERPRETERS FOR COURT PROCEEDINGS  1.         The 1985 amendments to chapter 2.42 RCW, codified as RCW 2.42.110 through .180 [2.42.180], relate only to interpreter services for the hearing impaired.  2.         The pre‑1985 portions of chapter 2.42 RCW,