Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1966 NO. 120 >

(1) A license permitting a person to carry a concealed weapon, issued pursuant to RCW 9.41.070, may not be issued to a person who has pleaded or been found guilty of a "crime of violence" as defined in RCW 9.41.010, and who is thereupon granted a probation in accordance with RCW 9.95.200. (2) In the event that such a person successfully fulfills the conditions of his probation and obtains an order of dismissal of the indictment or information pursuant to RCW 9.95.240, his eligibility to receive a concealed weapon permit should be regarded as restored.

AGO 1953 NO. 130 >

1. The log patrol act as amended by the 1953 legislature is applicable to the waters of the Columbia river forming a common boundary between the states of Washington and Oregon.  2. A log patrolman in the state of Oregon but not licensed in the state of Washington may not operate in waters of the Columbia river which forms a common boundary between Washington and Oregon.  3. Whether a log patrol association is an agent of an owner of logs such that it may operate without a log patrol license depends upon factual information concerning its methods of organization and operation not provided in your question.  4. A licensed log patrolman may not own and operate his own private nonincorporated boom company for the disposition of stray logs.  5. The log patrol act requires a bond from each log patrolman unless he be a bona fide agent of a licensee who is in fact in charge of the log patrol activities of the agent.  6. Advance partial or full payment to the log patrolman by the boom company for log patrol services is improper.

AGO 1957 NO. 143 >

(1) The athletic commission may not waive payment of the tax required by RCW 67.08.050 of those licensed to conduct boxing or wrestling contests, although the proceeds from the contests are to be used for charitable or other worthwhile purposes. (2) All organizations, groups, etc., should be licensed in order to conduct boxing or wrestling contests, except for those scholastic organizations expressly excepted by statute.

AGO 1958 NO. 147 >

Whether or not the holder of a license to practice medicine from another state is to be licensed without examination in this state as a matter of reciprocal legislation lies within the discretion of the director of the department of licenses.

AGO 1958 NO. 170 >

A person who has been convicted of, or forfeited bail for, operating a motor vehicle without a license cannot obtain a license to operate a motor vehicle during a three‑year period following such offense, unless he furnishes proof of financial responsibility during such period.

AGO 1955 NO. 178 >

1. The duties of the examining committee provided for in section 3, chapter 192, Laws of 1955, are to prepare questions, conduct examinations, and grade papers of the applicants for basic science certificate.  2. The director of licenses is the only official authorized to determine when, under applicable provisions of the law, examinations in the basic sciences may be waived.  3. In determining whether the state of Washington should establish reciprocity with any state in waiving basic science examinations the determination must be based upon the equality of the laws and regulations and not upon the manner in which such laws and regulations are administered in the several states.

AGO 1954 NO. 191 >

The ten cent fee imposed for each motor vehicle not otherwise taxed herein by section 9, chapter 254, Laws of 1953, does not apply to trailers under four thousand pounds.

AGO 1956 NO. 202 >

1. To qualify for a license as a physician and surgeon, under reciprocity, it is not required that the reciprocity laws of the other state grant an identical or equal right to licensees of this state, but only that such state grant a similar right. 2. The equality required by RCW 18.71.090 refers to the standard of requirements of the law and not to equality of reciprocity. 3. The director may not, by administrative regulation or otherwise, add to the requirements of a statute.  

AGO 1954 NO. 228 >

The motor vehicle excise tax applies to vehicles used in this state under reciprocal license agreements.

AGO 1950 NO. 231 >

Any person, club, corporation, organization, association or fraternal society conducting boxing or wrestling contests, regardless of the fact that the proceeds of the matches will be used for charitable purposes, must obtain through the Washington State Athletic Commission a license, and pay the fee therefor, and must pay to the commission a tax equal to 5% of the gross receipts from the sale of tickets.