Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1982 NO. 3 > Jan 21 1982

Identification of the respective powers and responsibilities of the Joint Legislative Arts Committee, the State Capitol Committee, the Department of General Administration and the respective houses for the selection, acquisition and subsequent control over works of art in the Legislative Building.

AGO 1987 NO. 13 > Apr 24 1987

(1) While the Washington State Senate may request removal of artwork in the Senate Chamber, the actual removal is subject to the approval and cooperation of the Department of General Administration. (2) Minimal risk of financial exposure would exist if the artwork in the Senate Chamber is removed in accordance with the applicable statutory provision. (3) It is the responsibility of the Department of General Administration to determine whether and where the artwork can be hung following removal from the Senate Chamber. (4) We find no basis to support the granting of injunctive relief to prevent removal of the artwork in the Senate Chamber under the contract between the Department of General Administration and the artist.