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Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1981 NO. 2 > Jan 27 1981

(1) A tavern operator holding appropriate state liquor licenses who is, himself, over twenty-one years of age may not be denied the continuation or reissuance of those licenses by the State Liquor Control Board solely on the ground that he is married to a female who is under twenty-one. (2) Under those circumstances, however, the wife‑-if employed as the tavern bookkeeper‑-would be unable to legally enter the tavern premises in the course of her employment.

AGO 1971 NO. 4 > Jan 20 1971

The pregnancy of an unmarried female under 18 years of age may be terminated in accordance with chapter 3, Laws of 1970 (Referendum No. 20), if all other conditions set forth therein are met, on the basis of her own consent and that of her parent as her legal guardian, unless some other person has been appointed by the court to serve as her legal guardian.

AGO 1999 NO. 6 > Jul 12 1999

There is no statute barring a person over 18 years of age but less than 21 years of age from serving as a law enforcement officer, a prison guard, a firefighter, or a paramedic, provided that the person otherwise meets all qualifications for the job in question.

AGO 1990 NO. 10 > Oct 16 1990

RCW 13.40.265(2)(a) provides that if a juvenile enters into a diversion agreement with a diversion unit concerning certain offenses, the Department of Licensing shall be notified.  Once notified RCW 46.20.265 requires the Department to revoke the driver's license of the juvenile.  These provisions do not apply when the diversion unit employs the counsel and release procedure authorized by RCW 13.40.080(11) instead of entering into a diversion agreement.

AGO 1979 NO. 16 > Aug 27 1979

1. The phrase "cost of providing courtroom or other space" as used in RCW 3.62.050 does not include the cost of providing all of the items enumerated in RCW 3.58.050. 2. Same :  RCW 3.62.050 does not expressly or by necessary implication distinguish between the cost of space provided in county facilities and space provided by contract elsewhere. 3. In computing the cost of providing justice court facilities other than space, for the purpose of apportioning such cost among governmental units, a county may depreciate items which are classified as capital outlay and amortize its costs, (in accordance with a schedule prescribed by the state auditor (RCW 43.09.200)) so as to be reimbursed over a period of time.

AGLO 1974 NO. 21 > Feb 20 1974

A minor child living separate and apart from his parents with their consent but with no other adult guardian does not thereby constitute a "dependent child" as defined in RCW 13.04.010 if he does not lack subsistence.

AGO 1971 NO. 38 > Nov 30 1971

Notwithstanding the enactment of chapter 292, Laws of 1971, 1st Ex. Sess., persons between the ages of 18 and 21 years are still prohibited from entering an establishment which is classified as a "tavern" by the state liquor control board except where they enter as professional entertainers under RCW 66.44.315.

AGLO 1974 NO. 53 > May 6 1974

Even though a stepfather is now obligated under chapter 207, Laws of 1969, Ex. Sess., to furnish necessary food, clothing, shelter and medical attendance for his stepchildren, the natural father of those children may still be subjected to a criminal prosecution for nonsupport under RCW 26.20.030 for failing to make court ordered child support payments.

AGO 1949 NO. 163 > Nov 18 1949

The requiring of minor applicant's birth place and submission of birth certificate as proof of age on Department of Labor and Industries form for employment permit is not an unfair employment practice.