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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1994 NO. 1 > Jan 12 1994
FIREARMS--WEAPONS--SCHOOLS--Possession of firearms in facilities used exclusively by schools. RCW 9.41.280 prohibits possession of firearms in areas of facilities while being used exclusively by public or private schools.  An area of a facility is used exclusively by a school when the school has
AGO 1994 NO. 2 > Feb 16 1994
OFFICE OF MARINE SAFETY--OIL TANKERS--FEES--Authority of the Office of Marine Safety to acquire and operate a tugboat as part of an emergency response system, and to fund the program by assessing a fee. 1.  RCW 88.46.130 authorizes the Office of Marine Safety to establish an emergency response
AGO 1994 NO. 3 > Mar 14 1994
PORT DISTRICTS--PILOTS--Authority of a Port District to Provide Pilotage Service Port districts are municipal corporations that have powers expressly granted by the Legislature, or necessarily or fairly in or incident to the powers expressly granted.  The Legislature has not expressly granted port
AGO 1994 NO. 4 > Mar 25 1994
DISTRICT COURTS--DISTRICT JUDGES PRO TEMPORE--SALARY AND COMPENSATION--COUNTIES--Authority of district courts to employ pro tempore judges to handle excess workload 1.  A district court judge lacks authority to engage a judge pro tempore to assist in handling an excess court workload. 2.   When a
AGO 1994 NO. 5 > Mar 31 1994
LEGISLATURE--STATE AUDITOR--STATE AGENCIES--PUBLIC RECORDS--TELEPHONE RECORDS--State Auditor may require Legislature to maintain detailed telephone records for audit 1.   The State Auditor's authority to audit the records of agencies, including the Legislature, implies authority to require that
AGO 1994 NO. 6 > Apr 19 1994
SCHOOLS-BONDS-BUSES-FUNDS-Ability of a school district to issue bonds to finance the acquisition of school buses 1.  RCW 28A.530.010 authorizes school districts to issue bonds for certain capital projects.  The acquisition of school buses is not a capital project.  Therefore, the proceeds of bonds
AGO 1994 NO. 7 > Apr 26 1994
COURTS-STATE AGENCIES-TRAVEL AND EXPENSE REGULATIONS-Applicability of state travel and expense regulations to judicial branch of state government. 1.   RCW 43.03.050 and .060, which authorize the Office of Financial Management to prescribe travel and expense reimbursement policies for state
AGO 1994 NO. 8 > Apr 29 1994
STATE OFFICERS-SALARIES-ELECTED OFFICIALS-Authority of the Washington Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials to decrease salaries during term; effect of change in number of congressional districts on composition of the Commission 1.  The Washington Citizens' Commission on Salaries
AGO 1994 NO. 9 > Jul 7 1994
INSURANCE-HEALTH INSURANCE-INSURANCE COMMISSIONER-Coordination of benefits in cases of dual insurance coverage 1.         RCW 48.21.200, as amended, does not require a secondary insurer to pay the full policy amount to an insured who has dual or multiple coverage, whether the policies in question
AGO 1994 NO. 10 > Jul 29 1994
COUNTIES - LAND USE REGULATIONS - ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS - UNITED STATES - STATE AGENCIES - Authority of county to require federal and state agencies to follow county policies and procedures 1.         A county lacks authority to require any agency of the United States to follow county policies