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AGO Opinions with Topic: CIVIL DEFENSE
AGO 1968 No. 38 >  December 30, 1968
CIVIL DEFENSE - COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES - COVERAGE OF CERTAIN CIVIL DEFENSE WORKERS
CIVIL DEFENSE - COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES - COVERAGE OF CERTAIN CIVIL DEFENSE WORKERS Persons who are registered and identified as "civil defense workers" pursuant to RCW 38.52.010 (5), are not eligible for disability compensation benefits under RCW 38.52.260 where the civil defense type activity in which they were engaged, and in consequence of which they were injured, is not performed under the general or specific direction and control of the state or local civil defense authorities.
AGO 1958 No. 177 >  April 8, 1958
CIVIL DEFENSE - LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS - AUTHORITY TO CONTRIBUTE FUNDS TO LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE ORGANIZATION OF ANOTHER STATE - COUNTIES - CIVIL DEFENSE - AUTHORITY TO CONTRIBUTE FUNDS TO LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE ORGANIZATION OF ANOTHER STATE
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS ‑- AUTHORITY TO CONTRIBUTE FUNDS TO LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE ORGANIZATION OF ANOTHER STATE -- COUNTIES ‑- CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- AUTHORITY TO CONTRIBUTE FUNDS TO LOCAL... A county civil defense organization is not legally authorized to contribute money to a civil defense organization of another state except during an actual emergency and pursuant to a mutual aid agreement.
AGO 1957 No. 5 >  January 18, 1957
CIVIL DEFENSE - LIABILITY OF STATE - STATE - LIABILITY FOR CIVIL DEFENSE ACTIVITIES
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- LIABILITY OF STATE -- STATE ‑- LIABILITY FOR CIVIL DEFENSE ACTIVITIES The state is liable under RCW 38.52.180 for the following: (1) Damages to private housing facilities or property, engaged by duly authorized representatives of the state civil defense agency resulting from the negligence or fault of refugees; (2) Injuries to persons or property caused by negligence of a civil defense worker engaged in civil defense activities; (3) Injuries to volunteers commandeered into service after proclamation by the governor of the existence of a disaster.
AGO 1957 No. 65 >  May 22, 1957
CIVIL DEFENSE - OATH OF ALLEGIANCE BY FOREIGN NATIONALS AND SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS - VOLUNTEER SERVICE BY FOREIGN NATIONALS
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- OATH OF ALLEGIANCE BY FOREIGN NATIONALS AND SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS -- VOLUNTEER SERVICE BY FOREIGN NATIONALS (1) Foreign nationals are not prohibited from serving in local civil defense organizations but they must take an oath of allegiance to the U. S.  (2) Seventh Day Adventists may attach any statement to their personnel records which does not limit or qualify their oath of allegiance.
AGO 1957 No. 37 >  March 25, 1957
CIVIL DEFENSE - LEGALLY ESTABLISHED LOCAL ORGANIZATION - CIVIL DEFENSE WORKER - COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES - ELIGIBILITY
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- LEGALLY ESTABLISHED LOCAL ORGANIZATION -- CIVIL DEFENSE WORKER ‑- COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES ‑- ELIGIBILITY In order for a local civil defense worker to qualify for the benefits of the state act it must have been established and organized as a civil defense agency which has been approved by the state dir. of civil defense in accordance with the state civil defense plan and program.  A civil defense worker must be regularly enrolled in a legally established civil defense agency engaged in civil defense activities at the time he sustained injuries in order to be entitled to benefits of the compensation provisions of the state CD act.
AGO 1956 No. 251 >  April 23, 1956
CIVIL DEFENSE - AUXILIARY FIREMEN - COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES ‑- AUXILIARY FIREMEN Auxiliary firemen who are registered and hold an identification card for the purpose of engaging in authorized civil defense fire‑fighting service, are eligible for compensation for injuries received, within the limits of the legislative appropriation therefor, when engaged in a training program, or while fighting fires pursuant to the approved plan for activating such units.
AGO 1953 No. 36 >  May 8, 1953
CIVIL DEFENSE - USE OF FUNDS TO EQUIP STATE GUARD RESERVE
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- USE OF FUNDS TO EQUIP STATE GUARD RESERVE. Civil defense funds may not be expended for the purpose of equipping a proposed state guard reserve.
AGO 1952 No. 406 >  September 19, 1952
CIVIL DEFENSE - EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FOR ERECTION OF CONTROL CENTER FOR COORDINATION AND TRAINING PURPOSES
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FOR ERECTION OF CONTROL CENTER FOR COORDINATION AND TRAINING PURPOSES Expenditures may be made from the $2,000,000.00 item appropriated by chapter 3, Laws of 1951 (Second Ex. Sess.) p. 17, to carry out the provisions of the Washington Civil Defense Act of 1951 for the purpose of erecting a frame building on State Patrol or State Highway Department land, such structure being necessary as a civil defense control center and the Department of Civil Defense reserving the right of removal.
AGO 1952 No. 424 >  November 3, 1952
CIVIL DEFENSE - LOYALTY OATH OF WASHINGTON ACT. AUTHORITY OF STATE DIRECTOR TO AUTHORIZE ADMINISTRATION OF
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- LOYALTY OATH OF WASHINGTON ACT. AUTHORITY OF STATE DIRECTOR TO AUTHORIZE ADMINISTRATION OF There being no express authority granted under the Washington Civil Defense Act of 1952, the State Director of Civil Defense has no authority to authorize civil defense officials in the state and local civil defense organizations to administer the oath requested by section 15 of the act.
AGO 1952 No. 373 >  August 13, 1952
CIVIL DEFENSE - LIABILITY OF POSSESSOR OF LAND - MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- LIABILITY OF POSSESSOR OF LAND ‑- MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE A municipal ordinance exempting possessors of land from liability for injuries sustained by persons using the land as civil defense shelters is invalid since there is no direct or implied authority for a municipality to grant such an exemption.
AGO 1952 No. 386 >  August 27, 1952
CIVIL DEFENSE - GROUND OBSERVER CORPS - EXPENDITURE OF STATE FUNDS FOR OPERATION OF - WHERE UNDER SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- GROUND OBSERVER CORPS ‑- EXPENDITURE OF STATE FUNDS FOR OPERATION OF ‑- WHERE UNDER SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE The Ground Observer Corps being under the direction and control of the United States Air Force, the use of state civil defense funds for the maintenance of the Ground Observer Corps on continuous duty is not authorized.
AGO 1952 No. 405 >  September 17, 1952
COUNTIES - CIVIL DEFENSE - AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE SPECIAL LEVY IN EXCESS OF FORTY MILL LIMITATION
COUNTIES ‑- CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE SPECIAL LEVY IN EXCESS OF FORTY MILL LIMITATION County may impose special levy of one‑half mill for civil defense purposes when such levy is submitted to and approved by the county electors in the manner prescribed by constitutional and statutory provisions.
AGO 1952 No. 230 >  January 28, 1952
CIVIL DEFENSE - PERSONNEL - DUTY OF COUNTY OFFICES TO SUPPLY
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- PERSONNEL ‑- DUTY OF COUNTY OFFICES TO SUPPLY
It is not mandatory for a county office to supply personnel for civil defense.  A county official or employee participating in civil defense beyond the scope of the regular and normal duties of his office or position may, at will, terminate such additional participation in civil defense.
AGO 1951 No. 014 >  April 13, 1951
CIVIL DEFENSE - CITIES AND COUNTIES - APPROPRIATIONS - DISBURSEMENT BY COMMITTEE
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- CITIES AND COUNTIES ‑- APPROPRIATIONS ‑- DISBURSEMENT BY COMMITTEE
The County Commissioners, City Commissioners, and council of the constituent counties, cities and towns of a joint local defense organization established pursuant to the Washington Civil Defense Act of 1951, may appropriate money for their respective shares of the cost of the civil defense activities of the local organization, and pay the same into a special pool fund to be administered, and expended on behalf of the local defense organization.
AGO 1951 No. 125 >  September 10, 1951
CIVIL DEFENSE - COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS FOR INJURIES TO AND DEATH OF PERSONNEL - PROVISIONS FOR AN ACT OF 1951 - REIMBURSEMENT BY STATE TO POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF WASHINGTON AND TO OTHER STATES
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS FOR INJURIES TO AND DEATH OF PERSONNEL ‑- PROVISIONS FOR AN ACT OF 1951 ‑- REIMBURSEMENT BY STATE TO POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF WASHINGTON AND TO OTHER STATES

1. The provisions of paragraph (4) of section 7 of the Washington Civil Defense Act, chapter 178, Laws of 1951, authorize and empower the Civil Defense Department of the State of Washington to make reimbursement to another state for payments for death, disability or injury to the personnel of a Civil Defense Mobile Support Unit of such other state, whenever such death, disability or injury is incurred while rendering aid in the State of Washington under orders of the governor of such other state and at the request of the Governor of the State of Washington.2. If a political subdivision of the State of Washington has made lawful provision for payments for death, disability or injury to its employees and such payments are made as the result of service of personnel in connection with the activities of a Mobile Support Unit, the provisions of paragraph (3) of section 7 of the Civil Defense Act require the State Civil Defense Department to reimburse the political subdivision for such payments.

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