Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1953 NO. 43 > May 15 1953

The Highway Commission may delegate to the Director of Highways those powers and duties which are ministerial, or those upon which the policies have, by reason of rules and regulations of the Commission, become so crystallized that the exercise of the powers has become ministerial.  But the Commission may not delegate those functions, such as the establishment of policies, which are in their nature quasi-judicial.