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AGO Opinions with Topic: PRE‑EMPTION PREVENTS LICENSING BY CITIES AND TOWNS
AGO 1964 No. 120 >  September 9, 1964
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - ELECTRICIANS' LICENSE - CONTRACTING FIRM - EMPLOYEES - PRE‑EMPTION PREVENTS LICENSING BY CITIES AND TOWNS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES ‑- ELECTRICIANS' LICENSE ‑- CONTRACTING FIRM ‑- EMPLOYEES ‑- PRE‑EMPTION PREVENTS LICENSING BY CITIES AND TOWNS The state acting through the department of labor and industries may not require each electrician-employee of an electrical contracting firm (which firm is licensed by the state under chapter 19.28 RCW) to obtain an individual state license.  The state license issued to the firm which entitles it to engage in business "in any and all places in the state of Washington" precludes a city or town from requiring a local license of the employees of such firm.
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