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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1999 NO. 1 > Jan 13 1999
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - CITIES AND TOWNS - COMPENSATION - ELECTIONS   Application of prohibition on midterm increases in compensation to city councilmember elected to unexpired term. 1. A person who is elected to an unexpired term on a city council may not constitutionally receive, during the
AGO 1999 NO. 2 > Feb 3 1999
MILITARY - PUBLIC EMPLOYEES - Proper calculation of military leave. Whenever a public employee is required to perform active military service and misses his or her work on a particular calendar day due to such military service, the employee is excused from work on that day and uses one of the 15
AGO 1999 NO. 3 > May 10 1999
STATE LANDS - FOREST LAND – LEGISLATURE – ENABLING ACT – TRUSTS – SCHOOLS – EDUCATION – STATE INVESTMENT BOARD – Authority to invest principal of permanent common school fund. The Legislature may by law authorize the investment of moneys in the Permanent Common School Fund, and may define by
AGO 1999 NO. 4 > May 12 1999
CONSTITUTION – JUDGES – COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT – Authority of Commission on Judicial Conduct to separate investigative and adjudicatory functions. 1. The Commission on Judicial Conduct lacks authority to divide its members into separate investigatory and adjudicative panels. 2. It is not a
AGO 1999 NO. 5 > Jun 21 1999
ELECTIONS – CANDIDATES – VACANCY – OFFICES AND OFFICERS – Authority of election officials to count votes cast for candidates who were qualified for office at time of filing but subsequently died or became disqualified. 1. If a candidate for partisan office dies prior to either the primary or
AGO 1999 NO. 6 > Jul 12 1999
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS – FIREFIGHTERS – PRISONS – EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL – MINORS – FIREARMS – Eligibility of persons between the ages of 18 and 21 to serve in various positions. There is no statute barring a person over 18 years of age but less than 21 years of age from serving as a law
AGO 1999 NO. 7 > Jul 21 1999
GAMBLING - GAMBLING COMMISSION - Authority of gambling commission to define pull-tabs to include video pull-tabs. The state gambling commission has delegated authority to define what is including in the term “pull-tabs”, but this authority does not extend to define “video pull-tabs” as “pull-tabs
AGO 1999 NO. 8 > Aug 4 1999
COUNTIES - CHARTERS - FREEHOLDERS - Authority of county officials to submit alternative provisions for proposed county charter to voters. When the state constitution authorizes alternative provisions of a new county charter to be submitted to the voters, it refers exclusively to charter provisions
AGO 1999 NO. 9 > Oct 11 1999
Initiative Measure 695 The Honorable Frederick C. Kiga Director, Department of Revenue P. O. Box 47450 Olympia, WA 98504-7450   October 11, 1999 Dear Director Kiga: By letter previously acknowledged, you have asked for assistance in analyzing the following questions, which would be raised if