Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1959 NO. 4 >

(1) The state accident fund, medical aid fund, reserve accident fund, state employees' retirement fund teachers' retirement pension reserve fund, volunteer firemen's relief and pension fund, and Washington state patrol retirement fund are not required by state constitution to be appropriated by the legislature prior to expenditure. (2)  The accident, reserve accident, and medical aid funds are subject to legislative appropriation by direction of the legislature. (3)  Moneys in the state employees' retirement, teachers' retirement pension reserve, volunteer firemen's relief and pension, and Washington state patrol funds, may be expended without legislative appropriation. (4)  The director of budget is authorized to provide information by which the budget will accurately reflect the amount of money appropriated by the legislature.