(1) The commissioners of the Civil Service Commission established by Initiative No. 23 can be reimbursed for expenses and mileage incurred by them in the performance of their duties. (2) The Board of County Commissioners cannot appropriate funds to the Civil Service Commission in excess of the amount provided for in section 21 of the initiative.
It would not now be legal, under RCW 42.17.130, for the funds or facilities of the Washington State Women's Council to be used for the purpose of promoting or opposing Referendum No. 40 at the forthcoming state general election.
All bills subject to referendum which were passed by the 1973 first extraordinary session of the legislature will become effective at midnight on Sunday, July 15, 1973, unless a later effective date is specified therein.
Under RCW 29.79.020 an initiative to the legislature may only be filed with the secretary of state within ten months prior to the next regular session of the legislature even though such initiative measures may now be voted upon at the annual state general election held pursuant to RCW 29.13.010 in November of each year.
(1) Under existing state law the residents of a county do not have the power to enact county-wide legislation by initiative. (2) The residents of a county do not have the power of referendum under existing state law in regard to ordinances or regulations duly enacted by a board of county commissioners.