Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1972 NO. 3 > Jan 17 1972

The Washington public service commission has the authority to adopt and enforce rules and regulations relating to the safety of operations of motor freight carriers and auto transportation companies including the regulation of vehicle equipment and driver qualifications if such regulations are not in conflict with those of the state commission on equipment or the provisions of chapter 46.37 RCW.

AGO 1962 NO. 101 > Mar 13 1962

The federal government does not have exclusive criminal jurisdiction over the Titan missile bases in Grant county, nor does it have concurrent jurisdiction, since it has not complied with applicable federal law.  However, the state of Washington, in exercising its jurisdiction, may not act in a manner which will embarrass the federal government in the exercise of the powers and functions incident to the public purpose to which the lands are devoted.

AGO 1958 NO. 218 > Sep 4 1958

The department of public assistance is legally authorized to use federal funds for the purpose of paying training grants to persons within the child welfare program.