Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1964 NO. 78 >

(1) Under the 1961 justice court act a justice court presided over by a part-time justice of the peace may pursuant to RCW 3.34.130 designate a justice of the peace pro tempore to serve on his behalf. (2) The compensation of a pro tempore justice who takes the place of a part-time justice is based on the amount provided for a full-time justice under RCW 3.58.010 according to the formula appearing in RCW 3.34.130.

AGO 1955 NO. 132 >

1. Compensation of members of Public Service and Tax Commissions and Boards of Prison Terms and Paroles and Industrial Insurance Appeals cannot be increased during terms.2. Chairmen of the above departments cannot receive additional compensation during term for duties incident to chairmanships.

AGO 1953 NO. 137 >

City Ordinance No. 348 of the city of Longview, establishing a department of revenue and authorizing the city clerk or other officer to be the head thereof, and fixing additional salary for performing the duties, could not have the effect of increasing the salary of any officer serving a fixed term, until the commencement of a term of his regular office.

AGO 1956 NO. 191 >

A board of county commissioners has the power and authority to fix the compensation of the county health officer.  Any change made in the county health officer's remuneration shall only become effective at the commencement of his next term of office.

AGO 1954 NO. 287 >

A county may pay its employees under its rules relating to sick leave for the first three days following an injury while engaged in county work.

AGO 1950 NO. 407 >

The provision for compensation of water district commissioners relates only to reimbursement for the time spent and reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out their governmental or administrative functions as commissioners, and does not provide a wage for labor performed as employees of the district.

AGO 1953 NO. 493 >

A plan whereby a city of the third class compensates its volunteer firemen at the end of the budget period by dividing the unexpended surplus remaining in the fire department fund among the firemen on the basis of a point system is valid.