Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1953 NO. 5 > Apr 13 1953

The call of a special extraordinary session of the legislature does not deprive the Governor of his constitutional power to veto bills within ten days after presentment to him and after adjournment of the legislature when the general adjournment of the legislature has prevented the return within the five‑day period.

AGO 1964 NO. 91 > Mar 13 1964

(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.