Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1962 NO. 129 >

(1) Enrolled members of an Indian tribe not subject to state jurisdiction pursuant to chapter 37.12 RCW can sell fireworks on the Indian reservation notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 228, Laws of 1961, the state fireworks law, and not be subject to criminal actions by local enforcement officials. (2) The law may be enforced on the reservation by local law enforcement officials as to all other persons. (3) The local public agency cannot charge more than $10.00 for a fireworks permit fee under § 88, chapter 228, Laws of 1961 (RCW 70.77.555).

AGO 1957 NO. 134 >

Land inherited by a non-Indian husband from his Indian wife is taxable from her death and prior to the issuance of a fee patent, and if omitted from assessment list, may now be assessed and taxed.

AGO 1951 NO. 137 >

Indian children, when off the reservation for a substantial period, are amenable to Washington Juvenile Court Jurisdiction.

AGO 1954 NO. 341 >

Where land allotted to the individual Indian in fee is conveyed by a deed which names the Indian, as grantor, with the approval of the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, the sale is by the individual Indian and subject to the real estate excise tax.

AGO 1950 NO. 395 >

Personal property of a partnership composed of an Indian and a white man, including property which Indian has effectively contributed to the partnership, is subject to taxation, although such property is located on an Indian Reservation.