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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1952 NO. 263 >

(1) The increase in compensation for diking district commissioners provided by RCW 85.04.400 (chapter 30, Laws of 1951), which was approved February 28, 1951, but which had no emergency clause and therefore did not become effective until 90 days after approval, does not apply to diking commissioners whose terms of office began prior to the effective date of the act, even though such commissioners were elected and took office after the passage and approval of the act.(2) That candidates for the office of diking commissioners should file their declarations of candidacy with the board of diking commissioners but are not required to pay a filing fee.