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AGO 1977 No. 19 >  September 27, 1977
COUNTIES - FEES - FRANCHISES - IMPOSITION OF COMPENSATORY FRANCHISE FEE BY COUNTY
COUNTIES ‑- FEES ‑- FRANCHISES ‑- IMPOSITION OF COMPENSATORY FRANCHISE FEE BY COUNTY Impose a reasonable franchise fee in return for the granting of a franchise to cable television company, and likewise, may also impose similarly reasonable fees for the various other kinds of franchises which are authorized to be granted by RCW 36.55.010.
AGO 1966 No. 111 >  October 10, 1966
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS - FRANCHISES - HIGHWAYS - COUNTIES - NECESSITY FOR ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION WHERE RIGHT OF WAY GRANTEE OF PUBLIC LANDS GRANTS SECONDARY FRANCHISE USE
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS ‑- FRANCHISES ‑- HIGHWAYS ‑- COUNTIES ‑- NECESSITY FOR ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION WHERE RIGHT OF WAY GRANTEE OF PUBLIC LANDS GRANTS... Where the commissioner of public lands, pursuant to RCW 79.01.340, has granted a right of way across public lands to the state highway department, or to a board of county commissioners, for the establishment and construction of a road or street, and has received legally required compensation therefor, the right of way grantee may, in turn, grant a franchise to a public utility for power lines, telephone and telegraph lines, gas lines, water mains, or sewer lines without the payment of additional compensation to the commissioner.
AGO 1953 No. 88 >  July 10, 1953
HIGHWAY COMMISSION - FRANCHISES - AUTHORITY TO REFUSE TO GRANT
HIGHWAY COMMISSION ‑- FRANCHISES ‑- AUTHORITY TO REFUSE TO GRANT The Washington State Highway Commission cannot be compelled to grant franchises under RCW 47.44 or 47.52 except by a court of competent jurisdiction, and then only upon a showing that the refusal to grant a franchise was occasioned by fraud or manifest abuse of discretion.
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