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AGO Opinions with Topic: HIGHWAY COMMISSION
AGO 1962 No. 91 >  January 25, 1962
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - HIGHWAY COMMISSION - LEGISLATIVE JOINT FACT-FINDING COMMITTEE ON HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND BRIDGES - DUTY TO EXAMINE FACTORS AND ADJUST ESTIMATED ANNUAL COSTS PER TRUNK MILE FOR COUNTIES
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- HIGHWAY COMMISSION ‑- LEGISLATIVE JOINT FACT-FINDING COMMITTEE ON HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND BRIDGES ‑- DUTY TO EXAMINE FACTORS AND ADJUST ESTIMATED ANNUAL COSTS PER... (1) Under RCW 46.68.120 (3) (e) the legislature has imposed the duty, every four years beginning in 1958, upon the joint fact-finding committee and the highway commission to jointly re‑examine [[reexamine]] all the factors on which the estimated costs per trunk mile for the several counties have been based, and based upon such re‑examination [[reexamination]] and acting in a fact-finding capacity, the highway commission and the joint fact-finding committee are then required jointly to make such adjustments in the estimated annual costs per trunk mile for the several counties as may be necessary. (2) The estimated annual costs per trunk mile as adjusted by the joint fact-finding committee on highways, streets and bridges and the highway commission, pursuant to RCW 46.68.120, are to be used in making the 1962 allocations of fuel taxes to the counties.
AGO 1962 No. 183 >  December 17, 1962
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - HIGHWAY COMMISSION - ACQUISITION OF FERRIES BY LEASE‑PURCHASE
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- HIGHWAY COMMISSION ‑- ACQUISITION OF FERRIES BY LEASE‑PURCHASE The state of Washington acting through the state highway commission has the general authority under existing state law to acquire new ferries by a lease‑purchase contract so long as the contract does not violate any provisions of the state constitution.
AGO 1959 No. 10 >  February 13, 1959
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - HIGHWAY COMMISSION - AUTHORITY TO REGULATE THE ERECTION OR LOCATION OF DRIVE‑IN MOVIE SCREENS ALONG STATE HIGHWAYS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- HIGHWAY COMMISSION ‑- AUTHORITY TO REGULATE THE ERECTION OR LOCATION OF DRIVE‑IN MOVIE SCREENS ALONG STATE HIGHWAYS The state highway commission does not have the statutory authority to regulate the erection or location of drive‑in theaters along state highways unless such structures constitute a nuisance under RCW 47.32.130 or 47.36.180.
AGO 1957 No. 145 >  December 23, 1957
HIGHWAYS - HEARINGS ON LIMITED ACCESS BY STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION - STATE - HIGHWAY COMMISSION - NECESSITY OF HEARINGS TO CHANGE ACCESS CONTROL
HIGHWAYS ‑- HEARINGS ON LIMITED ACCESS BY STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION.STATE ‑- HIGHWAY COMMISSION ‑- NECESSITY OF HEARINGS TO CHANGE ACCESS CONTROL After a highway has become an established limited access facility it is not necessary for the state highway commission to hold a hearing before it can change or modify the plan of access control in a manner that will either provide more restrictive or more liberal access to said highway.
AGO 1953 No. 169 >  November 16, 1953
PER DIEM RATES IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE AND LODGING - LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL - COLUMBIA BASIN COMMISSION - HIGHWAY COMMISSION - WASHINGTON STATE POWER COMMISSION
PER DIEM RATES IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE AND LODGING ‑- LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ‑- COLUMBIA BASIN COMMISSION ‑- HIGHWAY COMMISSION ‑- WASHINGTON STATE POWER COMMISSION With respect to the Legislative Council, Columbia Basin Commission, Highway Commission and Washington State Power Commission, the "per diem rates provided by law provision" contained in section 1, chapter 288, Laws of 1953, (the general appropriations act) is not affected by the limitations contained in chapter 259, Laws of 1953, but must be construed with reference to the enabling acts setting up such bodies.
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.
AGO 1953 No. 43 >  May 15, 1953
HIGHWAY COMMISSION - POWERS & DUTIES - DELEGATION TO DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS - MINISTERIAL & QUASI-JUDICIAL FUNCTIONS - PUBLIC OFFICERS
HIGHWAY COMMISSION ‑- POWERS & DUTIES ‑- DELEGATION TO DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS ‑- MINISTERIAL & QUASI-JUDICIAL FUNCTIONS ‑- PUBLIC OFFICERS. The Highway Commission may delegate to the Director of Highways those powers and duties which are ministerial, or those upon which the policies have, by reason of rules and regulations of the Commission, become so crystallized that the exercise of the powers has become ministerial.  But the Commission may not delegate those functions, such as the establishment of policies, which are in their nature quasi-judicial.
AGO 1953 No. 486 >  March 2, 1953
HIGHWAY COMMISSION - POWERS AND DUTIES - TOLL BRIDGE AUTHORITY - DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS
HIGHWAY COMMISSION ‑- POWERS AND DUTIES ‑- TOLL BRIDGE AUTHORITY ‑- DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS The highway commission has full charge of operation and maintenance of toll bridges and toll ferries throughout the state, but the Toll Bridge Authority also has the power to operate the Puget Sound ferry system.
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