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AGO 1961 No. 55 >  August 14, 1961
VETERANS - RE‑EMPLOYMENT [[REEMPLOYMENT]]RIGHTS - SALARY STEP TO WHICH RETURNING VETERAN IS ENTITLED
VETERANS ‑- RE‑EMPLOYMENT [[REEMPLOYMENT]]RIGHTS ‑- SALARY STEP TO WHICH RETURNING VETERAN IS ENTITLED A veteran qualified for re‑employment [[reemployment]] rights under RCW 73.16.033 and RCW 73.16.035 is entitled to salary step increases determined as though his service had not been interrupted if he worked for any department where increases were automatic.  If the veteran had worked in a department where such salary increases were not based solely on length of service his in-step service requirement began running by December 8, 1960, and he would be entitled to a salary step increase on or before January 1, 1962.
AGO 1961 No. 65 >  September 27, 1961
VETERANS - RE‑EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS
SENIORITY STATUS TO WHICH RETURNING VETERAN IS ENTITLED

A state employee who takes a leave of absence because of being called to active military service is entitled upon his return to state employment to seniority credits for the time he spent in the military service.

AGO 1974 No. 22 >  October 30, 1974
VETERANS - PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT - CIVIL SERVICE - VETERANS PREFERENCE IN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS
VETERANS ‑- PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ‑- CIVIL SERVICE ‑- VETERANS PREFERENCE IN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS The provisions of RCW 41.04.010, as amended by § 1, chapter 170, Laws of 1974, 1st Ex. Sess., do not permit the use of the "veterans' preference" on a competitive entrance examination for covered public employment by a veteran who has claimed a similar preference and has thereby been previously appointed to a position which is subject to that statute, even though the employment thus obtained was with a different state agency, municipal corporation or political subdivision.
AGO 1962 No. 180 >  November 29, 1962
VETERANS - PREFERENCE IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT - PERSONS ENTITLED TO PREFERENCE AND CONDITION UNDER WHICH IT APPLIES - CIVIL SERVICE - PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEE
VETERANS ‑- PREFERENCE IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ‑- PERSONS ENTITLED TO PREFERENCE AND CONDITION UNDER WHICH IT APPLIES ‑- CIVIL SERVICE ‑- PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEE (1) Veterans' preference in competitive examinations for and in the appointment and selection of public employment is limited to wartime veterans.  Preference in re‑employment [[reemployment]] is not limited to wartime veterans. (2) An employee who is in a probationary status under civil service at the time of his enlistment or induction into military service returns to state employment in a probationary status. (3) A probationary employee who has enlisted or has been inducted into the military service may not be discharged while he is in the military service.
AGO 1959 No. 17 >  February 26, 1959
VETERANS - RE‑EMPLOYMENT [[REEMPLOYMENT)]]RIGHTS WHERE ENLISTMENT OR RE‑ENLISTMENT [[REENLISTMENT)]]EXCEEDS FOUR YEARS
VETERANS ‑- RE‑EMPLOYMENT [[REEMPLOYMENT)]]RIGHTS WHERE ENLISTMENT OR RE‑ENLISTMENT [[REENLISTMENT)]]EXCEEDS FOUR YEARS Under the state Veterans' Reemployment Rights Act there is no time restriction as to length of service; a veteran who re‑enlists [[reenlists)]] without a break in the continuity of his service is eligible for re‑employment [[reemployment)]] rights under the act.
AGO 1956 No. 351 >  December 17, 1956
TAXES - FEDERAL AND PROPERTY - VETERANS - PROPERTY TAXES
TAXES - PROPERTY TAXES, FEDERAL AND PROPERTY - VETERAN'S ADMINISTRATION Real property deeded by a mortgagor to the Veterans' Administration in lieu of foreclosure action remains subject to state and county ad valorem taxes.
AGO 1960 No. 152 >  October 14, 1960
VETERANS - ELIGIBILITY FOR RELIEF UNDER CHAPTER 73.08 RCW
VETERANS - ELIGIBILITY FOR RELIEF UNDER CHAPTER 73.08 RCW (1) Relief provided veterans under chapter 73.08 RCW is restricted to honorably discharged veterans.  (2) Honorably discharged veterans include those who have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  (3) Veterans of all wars, campaigns or insurrections prior to the second World War must have received a campaign badge to be eligible for relief under the act.  Veterans who served between December 11, 1941, and April 28, 1952, are not required to have a campaign badge in order to be eligible for relief.  A veteran serving in the Korean campaign after April 28, 1952 must have received a campaign badge in order to be eligible for relief.  (1) Veterans entitled to relief under chapter 73.08 RCW must have been residents of the state for 12 months prior to entering the service or 12 months prior to application or receipt of relief.  (5) The fact that a veteran is entitled to relief under a federal act does not determine eligibility under the Washington act.
AGO 1957 No. 44 >  April 8, 1957
VETERANS - SALARY OF DIRECTOR OF VETERANS REHABILITATION COUNCIL
VETERANS ‑- SALARY OF DIRECTOR OF VETERANS REHABILITATION COUNCIL The director of the veterans' rehabilitation council may be paid a salary not to exceed $8500.
AGO 1956 No. 248 >  April 19, 1956
VETERANS - COURT ORDERS REQUIRING A VETERAN TO SUPPORT MINOR CHILDREN FROM VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION BENEFITS
VETERANS -- COURT ORDERS REQUIRING A VETERAN TO SUPPORT MINOR CHILDREN FROM VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION BENEFITS. A court may order a veteran receiving benefits from the Veterans' Administration to support his minor children, even though the veteran's sole source of funds are such federal benefits.  The benefits as well as property purchased with benefits are subject to such court order.
AGO 1955 No. 72 >  May 10, 1955
VETERANS - SOLDIERS AND SAILORS INDIGENT RELIEF FUND - ELIGIBILITY OF KOREAN VETERANS
VETERANS ‑- SOLDIERS AND SAILORS INDIGENT RELIEF FUND ‑- ELIGIBILITY OF KOREAN VETERANS Veterans are eligible for the benefits of the Soldiers' and Sailors' indigent relief fund for honorable active service in the Korean conflict on or before July 27, 1954.
AGO 1954 No. 365 >  December 17, 1954
VETERANS - REEMPLOYMENT
VETERANS RE‑EMPLOYMENT [[REEMPLOYMENT]]RIGHTS UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE LAW The Federal law providing for veterans' re‑employment [[reemployment]] is controlling when it conflicts with the provisions of a State law on the same subject.
AGO 1955 No. 3 >  January 6, 1955
STATE EMPLOYEES - VETERANS - REEMPLOYMENT - RIGHTS OF
STATE EMPLOYEES ‑- VETERANS ‑- REEMPLOYMENT ‑- RIGHTS OF (1) A qualified state employee, upon his resumption of employment, after a tour of military service is entitled as a matter of right to be returned to the same step of the State Salary Plan as he formerly occupied and (2) In the discretion of the appointing officer, such persons may be advanced to a higher salary level.
AGO 1955 No. 23 >  February 16, 1955
VETERANS - REEMPLOYMENT
VETERANS REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE LAW. The Federal law providing for reemployment of veterans is inapplicable to state or political subdivision employee and the State law will control.   A description is herein set forth enumerating elements which must be considered in determining reemployment rights.   The city civil service commission must make the determination with respect to the facts.
AGO 1951 No. 138 >  September 27, 1951
VETERANS - PREFERENTIAL EMPLOYMENT - SERVICE IN PEACE‑TIME YEARS ONLY
VETERANS ‑- PREFERENTIAL EMPLOYMENT ‑- SERVICE IN PEACE‑TIME YEARS ONLY A veteran who has not served during any war is not entitled to veterans preference.
AGO 1951 No. 97 >  July 31, 1951
SOLDIERS - SOLDIERS AND SAILORS FUND - FUNDS - SOLDIERS AND SAILORS - VETERANS - GRAVE MARKERS - VETERANS, DECEASED
SOLDIERS ‑- SOLDIERS AND SAILORS FUND ‑- FUNDS ‑- SOLDIERS AND SAILORS ‑- VETERANS ‑- GRAVE MARKERS ‑- VETERANS, DECEASED ‑- COUNTY EXPENDITURES A headstone transportation charge for existing veterans' graves is not a valid county expenditure.
AGO 1951 No. 057 >  May 29, 1951
VETERANS - LIMITATIONS OF RELIEF ACT
VETERANS ‑- LIMITATIONS OF RELIEF ACT
Relief under the Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act is limited to the indigent veteran, spouse and minor children.  County burials are limited to the veteran and surviving spouse.
AGO 1949 No. 183 >  December 19, 1949
VETERANS - BONUS BONDS - NEGOTIABILITY
VETERANS -- BONUS BONDS -- NEGOTIABILITY Bonds issued under the World War II veterans bonus act may be made negotiable by an act of the legislature.
AGO 1951 No. 061 >  June 7, 1951
VETERANS - REINSTATEMENT TO POSITION - RETROACTIVE PAY FROM TIME OF RETURN TO RESTORATION OF FORMER POSITION
VETERANS ‑- REINSTATEMENT TO POSITION ‑- RETROACTIVE PAY FROM TIME OF RETURN TO RESTORATION OF FORMER POSITION
If statutory conditions are met, a veteran must be re‑employed [[reemployed]]or the prior employer is liable for back wages.
AGLO 1977 No. 43 >  October 19, 1977
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - SUPERINTENDENT OF WASHINGTON SOLDIERS' HOME - VETERANS
DISBURSEMENTS FROM SOLDIERS' HOME REVOLVING FUND (1) The Superintendent of the Washington Soldiers' Home is not required by the provisions of § 7, chapter 186, Laws of 1977, 1st Ex. Sess., to grant authorization for all disbursements from the soldiers' home revolving fund which have been approved by the duly constituted body representative of the members. (2) While the Superintendent of the Washington Soldiers' Home is empowered to refuse authorization for a particular disbursement from the soldiers' home revolving fund which has been approved by the duly constituted body representative of the members, the superintendent is not authorized to direct an alternative disbursement scheme or plan to be implemented in its place.
AGLO 1976 No. 31 >  April 29, 1976
VETERANS - EMPLOYEES - VETERANS' PREFERENCE - CIVIL SERVICE
PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT A discussion of the relationship between RCW 73.16.010, RCW 41.04.010 and 41.06.150 with respect to the preference rights of veterans in public employment with the state and its political subdivisions.
AGLO 1975 No. 5 >  January 15, 1975
RETIREMENT - PENSIONS - VETERANS
CREDIT FOR MILITARY SERVICE So much of RCW 41.40.170 as provides for military service credit for members of the public employees' retirement system, without regard to their employment status when they entered the armed forces, is applicable only to persons who were still active members of the retirement system on the effective date of the amendment contained in § 3, chapter 151, Laws of 1972, Ex. Sess. (February 25, 1972).
AGLO 1978 No. 13 >  April 10, 1978
PENSIONS - RETIREMENT - PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM - VETERANS - MILITARY SERVICE CREDIT
PENSIONS ‑- RETIREMENT ‑- PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM ‑- VETERANS ‑- MILITARY SERVICE CREDIT In the case of persons who were members of the Public Employees Retirement System during the period from February 25, 1972, through April 24, 1973, the applicable definition of the term "veteran," for the purposes of obtaining military service credit under RCW 41.40.170, is that which was then contained in RCW 41.06.150 and not the definition of "veteran" which is in RCW 41.04.005.
AGLO 1977 No. 26 >  July 7, 1977
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES - SCHOOLS - FEES - VETERANS - WAIVER OF TUITION FOR CHILDREN OF POWS OR MIAS
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- FEES ‑- VETERANS ‑- WAIVER OF TUITION FOR CHILDREN OF POWs or MIAs

(1) The provisions of RCW 28B.10.265 and RCW 28C.04.240, relating to the admission of children of POWs or MIAs to public institutions of higher education or public vocational-technical schools without the necessity of paying any registration fee or tuition, remain applicable to the children of persons determined to have been prisoners of war or missing in action in accordance with the terms of those statutes even after the subject parent or parents of those children have been released from POW status or otherwise have been recovered.

(2) A parent through whom a child's entitlement to benefits under RCW 28B.10.265 or RCW 28C.04.240 is claimed need not have been in active military service at the time he or she was determined by the federal government to be a prisoner of war or missing in action.

AGLO 1973 No. 44 >  April 4, 1973
VETERANS - MILITARY - MAINTENANCE OF WASHINGTON STATE SOLDIER'S HOME
VETERANS ‑- MILITARY ‑- MAINTENANCE OF WASHINGTON STATE SOLDIER'S HOME Article X, § 3 of the Washington State Constitution requires the legislature to provide for the maintenance of a "soldier's home" only for disabled veterans of the Civil War who fought on the Union side and for members of the state militia disabled while in line of duty and who are bona fide residents of the state.
AGLO 1973 No. 55 >  May 22, 1973
VETERANS - COUNTIES - RELIEF - PROCEDURES FOR PAYMENTS OF COUNTY VETERANS RELIEF BENEFITS
VETERANS ‑- COUNTIES ‑- RELIEF ‑- PROCEDURES FOR PAYMENTS OF COUNTY VETERANS RELIEF BENEFITS

(1) The Allied Veterans' Council of Washington State does not qualify as a veterans' organization for the purposes of RCW 73.08.010.

(2) Chapter 73.08 RCW does not authorize a board of county commissioners to contract with an outside organization for the purpose of administering its county veterans' relief fund.

AGLO 1974 No. 40 >  April 1, 1974
BONUS - VETERANS - VIETNAM - CHILDREN
ADOPTION A parent who has been deprived by a decree of a court of competent jurisdiction of custody of a deceased Vietnam veteran who would have been eligible for a veteran's bonus under RCW 73.34.020 is not entitled to receive survivor's benefits under subsection (3) thereof; however, such a parent may, as another other person, apply for and receive compensation for burial expenses under RCW 73.34.110.
AGLO 1973 No. 105 >  November 13, 1973
VETERANS - BONUS - PAYMENT OF VIETNAM VETERANS BONUSES
VETERANS ‑- BONUS ‑- PAYMENT OF VIETNAM VETERANS BONUSES Meaning of "active federal service as a member of the armed military or naval forces of the United States," as used in RCW 73.34.020 with regard to eligibility for Vietnam veterans' bonuses; effect of governor's proclamation of August 7, 1973, declaring the period specified in RCW 73.34.020 to have ended on March 28, 1973.
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