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AGO 1962 No. 179 >  November 27, 1962
CORPORATIONS - OFFICERS - PRESIDENT CONCURRENTLY HOLDING OFFICE OF TREASURER
CORPORATIONS ‑- OFFICERS ‑- PRESIDENT CONCURRENTLY HOLDING OFFICE OF TREASURER The president of a domestic corporation, incorporated pursuant to the provisions of Title 23 RCW may not concurrently hold the office of treasurer of the same corporation.
AGO 1968 No. 13 >  March 20, 1968
CORPORATIONS - OFFICERS - PRESIDENT CONCURRENTLY HOLDING ANOTHER OFFICE IN A CORPORATION
CORPORATIONS - OFFICERS - PRESIDENT CONCURRENTLY HOLDING ANOTHER OFFICE IN A CORPORATION In the absence of a contrary provision in the corporate articles or bylaws, the president of a domestic corporation to which the provisions of Title 23A RCW apply, may concurrently hold any other office in the same corporation except the office of secretary; conversely, under such circumstances the secretary may hold any other office in the corporation except the office of president.
AGO 1955 No. 59 >  April 14, 1955
DISTRICTS - P.U.D. - OFFICERS - EMPLOYEES - GROUP INSURANCE
DISTRICTS ‑- P.U.D. -- OFFICERS -- EMPLOYEES -- GROUP INSURANCE Where a public utility district has less than the minimum number of employees required to contract for group insurance, it may not provide insurance for its commissioners.
AGO 1954 No. 199 >  February 8, 1954
CITIES AND TOWNS - OFFICERS - SALARY INCREASE IN CITY OF THE FOURTH CLASS
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- OFFICERS ‑- SALARY INCREASE IN CITY OF THE FOURTH CLASS City council of a town of the fourth class may, by ordinance, declare an emergency and increase the salary of any appointive officer of such city or town, effective immediately upon the passage of such ordinance.
AGO 1954 No. 348 >  December 1, 1954
OFFICERS - COUNTY - IRRIGATION DISTRICT DIRECTOR - DISQUALIFICATION DURING INCUMBENCY - REMOVAL OF SUCH DISQUALIFICATION - VACANCY - NONAUTOMATIC
OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- IRRIGATION DISTRICT DIRECTOR ‑- DISQUALIFICATION DURING INCUMBENCY ‑- REMOVAL OF SUCH DISQUALIFICATION ‑- VACANCY ‑- NONAUTOMATIC Statutory qualifications for irrigation director are continuing during incumbency and disqualification of director subjects such office to declaration of vacancy by proper authorities unless disqualification be removed prior to such declaration.
AGO 1955 No. 132 >  September 1, 1955
OFFICERS - COMPENSATION - INCREASE DURING TERM
OFFICERS ‑- COMPENSATION ‑- INCREASE DURING TERM 1. Compensation of members of Public Service and Tax Commissions and Boards of Prison Terms and Paroles and Industrial Insurance Appeals cannot be increased during terms.2. Chairmen of the above departments cannot receive additional compensation during term for duties incident to chairmanships.
AGO 1954 No. 246 >  April 22, 1954
WASHINGTON STATE PATROL - OFFICERS - AUTHORITY TO APPOINT SPECIAL OFFICERS
WASHINGTON STATE PATROL ‑- OFFICERS ‑- AUTHORITY TO APPOINT SPECIAL OFFICERS The Chief of the Washington State Patrol does not have authority to appoint special state patrol officers, with or without limited or restricted duties, to serve without compensation, benefit of retirement and tenure of office.
AGO 1955 No. 10 >  January 17, 1955
CITIES AND TOWNS - OFFICERS - ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT OF - NOT INVALID DELEGATION OF LEGISLATIVE POWER
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- OFFICERS ‑- ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT OF ‑- NOT INVALID DELEGATION OF LEGISLATIVE POWER. A statute enacted by the state legislature providing that the city council may determine by ordinance whether certain city officials shall be elective or appointive would not constitute an invalid delegation of legislative power under Amendment VII of the Washington Constitution.
AGO 1955 No. 91 >  June 6, 1955
OFFICERS - LEGISLATURE - EXPENSES - MOTOR VEHICLE FUND
OFFICERS ‑- LEGISLATURE ‑- EXPENSES ‑- MOTOR VEHICLE FUND
Legislator, as member of statutory interstate committee on highway problems, may be reimbursed for expenses from motor vehicle fund.
AGO 1953 No. 35 >  May 8, 1953
OFFICERS - RETIREMENT - LEGALITY OF ELECTIVE OFFICIALS DRAWING SALARY AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS - STATE EMPLOYEES - RETIREMENT - LEGALITY OF STATE EMPLOYEES DRAWING SALARY AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS
OFFICERS ‑- RETIREMENT ‑- LEGALITY OF ELECTIVE OFFICIALS DRAWING SALARY AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS ‑- STATE EMPLOYEES ‑- RETIREMENT ‑- LEGALITY OF STATE EMPLOYEES DRAWING SALARY AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS Receipt of both salary from public employment and retirement benefits under the State Employees Retirement Act is not legally permissible. either in the case of elective officials or appointive officials.
AGO 1953 No. 123 >  August 28, 1953
OFFICERS - POWERS AND DUTIES - DELEGATION OF POWERS - SAFETY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE BOARD - DELEGATION OF POWERS BY DEPARTMENT HEADS
OFFICERS ‑- POWERS AND DUTIES ‑- DELEGATION OF POWERS -- SAFETY COUNCIL ‑- EXECUTIVE BOARD ‑- DELEGATION OF POWERS BY DEPARTMENT HEADS Duties may be delegated to alternates, and the alternates have the same status as the department heads they represent.
AGO 1953 No. 65 >  June 4, 1953
OFFICERS - DEATH - DEATH CERTIFICATES - WHO SHOULD SIGN
OFFICERS ‑- DEATH ‑- DEATH CERTIFICATES ‑- WHO SHOULD SIGN 1. Where death occurs without medical attendance and circumstances suggest that the death or still-birth [[stillbirth]]was caused by unlawful or unnatural causes, the coroner, or if there is no coroner, the prosecuting attorney should sign the death certificate. 2. Where death occurs without medical attendance and there is no suspicion of death from unlawful or unnatural causes, either the local health officer, his deputy, or the coroner; or if there is no health officer and no coroner, then the prosecuting attorney should sign the certificate.
AGO 1953 No. 72 >  June 24, 1953
OFFICERS - PUBLIC EMPLOYEES - RETIREMENT - EXTENSION OF TIME BEYOND SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY - EFFECT
OFFICERS ‑- PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ‑- RETIREMENT ‑- EXTENSION OF TIME BEYOND SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY ‑- EFFECT 1. State employees retirement.  Extension of service of an employee passed 70 years of age is effective beyond April 1, 1953, not withstanding the passage of chapter 200, Laws of 1953. 2. Such extension entitles the employee to continue to be a fully contributing member and qualify for further benefits under the retirement act. 3. Section 21, chapter 200, Laws of 1953 has no effect upon the rights of such employee to continue in service and to continue to be a fully contributing member of the retirement system.
AGO 1953 No. 73 >  June 25, 1953
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS - OFFICERS - REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENSES - ATTENDANCE AT NATIONAL CONVENTIONS
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- OFFICERS ‑- REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENSES ‑- ATTENDANCE AT NATIONAL CONVENTIONS Municipal corporations cannot legally reimburse an officer for expenses incurred while attending a national convention outside the state.
AGO 1953 No. 134 >  September 17, 1953
COUNTIES - OFFICERS - DIRECTOR OF HEALTH - FUNDS - COUNTY
TRANSFER OF FUNDS WITHIN THE BUDGET The county director of health may not legally transfer funds from one general class of his budget to another.
AGO 1953 No. 136 >  September 21, 1953
OFFICERS - RETIREMENT - STATE EMPLOYEES
SIMULTANEOUS COVERAGE UNDER OASI AND STATE RETIREMENT Where employees of a political subdivision have, by agreement, placed themselves under OASI, they may not become members in State Employees' Retirement System.
AGO 1951 No. 451 >  February 14, 1951
OFFICERS - JUSTICE OF THE PEACE - CONSTITUTIONAL PROHIBITION - INCREASING OR DIMINISHING SALARY DURING TERM OF OFFICE - OATH OF OFFICE - RESIGNATION - APPOINTMENT
OFFICERS ‑- JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ‑- CONSTITUTIONAL PROHIBITION ‑- INCREASING OR DIMINISHING SALARY DURING TERM OF OFFICE ‑- OATH OF OFFICE ‑- RESIGNATION ‑- APPOINTMENT ‑- FEE BASIS ‑- CITIES...

1. The fixed salary of a justice of the peace cannot be increased without legislative enactment.  2. The constitutional prohibition against increase or diminution of salary of a justice of peace during his term of office cannot be evaded by failure of the justice of qualify until after the effective date of the law.  3. The constitutional inhibition would apply to a justice of the peace who resigned and was appointed by the county commissioners to the same office after the salary had been changed by legislation.

AGO 1953 No. 143 >  October 5, 1953
OFFICERS - RETIREMENT - QUALIFICATIONS
ELIGIBILITY OF PERSONS OVER SEVENTY YEARS OF AGE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM Persons holding elective offices who are seventy years of age or over are not eligible to be accepted into membership in state employees retirement system.
AGO 1950 No. 313 >  July 31, 1950
BANKS - OFFICERS - LIMITATION ON AMOUNT OF OBLIGATIONS ACQUIRED BY BANK, WHERE OFFICER IS JOINT MORTGAGOR AS ACCOMMODATION FOR THIRD PARTY
BANKS ‑- OFFICERS ‑- LIMITATION ON AMOUNT OF OBLIGATIONS ACQUIRED BY BANK, WHERE OFFICER IS JOINT MORTGAGOR AS ACCOMMODATION FOR THIRD PARTY
The obligation of a bank officer as joint mortgagor for accommodation of third party is included in the total amount of obligations of officer which statute permits bank to acquire.
AGLO 1976 No. 49 >  August 6, 1976
COUNTIES - OFFICERS - ELECTIONS - FREEHOLDERS
NONPARTISAN COUNTY OFFICERS A county charter may provide for the nonpartisan election of county council members.
AGLO 1973 No. 6 >  January 10, 1973
CONTRACTS - MUNICIPAL - OFFICERS
BENEFICIAL INTERESTS The provisions of RCW 42.23.010, et seq., prohibiting certain municipal contracts because of "beneficial interests" therein by officers of the municipality do not apply where the officer's interest is not of a pecuniary or financial nature.
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