Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1963 NO. 60 >

Rule 64 of the civil rules for courts of limited jurisdiction promulgated by the state supreme court on July 1, 1963, is applicable to all courts of limited jurisdiction inferior to superior courts including those courts organized pursuant to chapter 299, Laws of 1961 (the 1961 justice court act).  Therefore chapter 12.32 RCW should be deemed to govern garnishment actions in all such inferior courts.

AGO 1964 NO. 129 >

(1) The $1.50 law library fee authorized by RCW 27.24.070 is not applicable to justice courts organized under chapter 299, Laws of 1961.  AGO 63-64 No. 3. (2) The board of county commissioners may not lawfully appropriate funds from the county current expense fund for the purchase of law books and the payment of other expenses for the law library, but the board may provide in its budget for the levying and collection of a portion of the county's general revenue directly into the library fund.