Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1963 NO. 6 >

A legislative enactment providing for the use of the principal and/or income of the state common school fund as a base for a school construction bond issue would be unconstitutional.

AGO 1987 NO. 11 >

A bill permitting the voters of noncharter counties with populations of 210,000 or more to increase the number of county commissioners from three to five is more likely than not unconstitutional.

AGO 1963 NO. 13 >

Senate Bill No. 175, if enacted into law, would not violate the state or federal constitutional requirements of due process, equal protection or freedom of religion.

AGO 1956 NO. 183 >

(a) A legislative act permitting private corporations to construct, own, and rent housing on grounds of state institutions to employees thereof probably would be constitutional. (b) Legislation permitting rental housing for employees of state institutions such housing to be constructed from the proceeds of a bond issue, the bonds being retired from the rentals, would be constitutional. (c) Legislation pledging rentals from existing housing, for employees of state institutions, in aid of the retirement of a bond issue for new housing for the same purpose, would be constitutional. (d) Legislation providing for one bond issue for all rental housing to be constructed for employees of state institutions would be valid if the overall financing plan is constitutional.