Navigation Top
AGO Logo Graphic
AGO Header Image
File a Complaint
Contact the AGO
AGO Opinions with Topic: STATUTORY AUTHORITY
AGO 1988 No. 2 >  February 1, 1988
SCHOOL DISTRICTS - HEALTH CARE CLINICS - STATUTORY AUTHORITY
HEALTH CARE CLINICS School districts do not, under current state law, have authority to operate adolescent health care clinics, or to provide public funds or school facilities for such clinics.
AGO 2009 No. 1 >  March 5, 2009
STATE AGENCIES - STATUTORY AUTHORITY - EMPLOYEES
Authority of Public Works Board over staff assigned to it by the Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development The Public Works Board lacks the statutory authority to hire, supervise, evaluate, transfer, and fire staff assigned to it by the Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development.
AGO 2009 No. 4 >  July 28, 2009
DISTRICTS - MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS - STATUTORY AUTHORITY
Status of district or municipal corporation after legislative repeal of authorizing statutes The Legislature’s repeal of statutes authorizing the formation of water distribution districts for irrigation and governing their operation, without making provision for existing districts, resulted in the dissolution of existing districts.  Existing water distribution districts for irrigation were not reclassified as irrigation districts or water-sewer districts.
AGO 2013 No. 2 >  August 20, 2013
DISTRICT, IRRIGATION - CONTRACTS - STATUTORY AUTHORITY - PUBLIC FUNDS
Authority Of Irrigation Districts To Indemnify The United States


Irrigation districts have the statutory authority to enter into contracts with the United States Bureau of Reclamation, but lack the statutory authority to indemnify the United States through such contracts.


AGO 2014 No. 4 >  March 28, 2014
FEES - TOLLS - FERRIES - INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM - LEGISLATURE - AMENDMENTS - STATUTORY AUTHORITY
Whether RCW 43.135.055(1) Supersedes The Delegation Of Authority To The Transportation Commission To Set Toll Rates And Ferry Fares

RCW 43.135.055(1), as most recently amended by Initiative 1185 and previously by Initiatives 960 and 1053, does not amend or repeal approval the legislature has granted in other statutes for the imposition or increase of fees, and makes no distinction as to when legislative approval must take place.
Content Bottom Graphic
AGO Logo