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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1955 NO. 6 > Jan 5 1955

1. When a legislative body which is subject to the provisions of RCW 42.32.010 recesses a regular meeting, or a special meeting of which proper notice has been given, to later in the same day, the meeting may be resumed after the recess without giving notice to the press, radio and television of the reconvened meeting.  2. When a legislative body which is subject to the provisions of RCW 42.32.010 adjourns a regular meeting, or a special meeting of which proper notice has been given, to a later date, notice must be given to press, radio and television of the reconvened meeting, unless such meeting is held on the business day immediately following adjournment.  3. If the press, radio and television services which are entitled to notice of meetings of legislative bodies under RCW 42.32.010 are represented at a meeting which is adjourned, then announcement at the time of adjournment of the date for resumption of the meeting will satisfy the notice requirement.

AGO 1953 NO. 57 > May 28 1953

1. For the meetings of state agencies to be held in Olympia, notification of Associated Press, United Press, and Radio News Service is sufficient. 2. For meetings of state agencies to be held in any county other than Thurston, notice to any press service which has an agency located within the county, plus direct notice to the daily newspapers of general circulation published in the county, and notice to at least one radio and television station (if any) located in that county will suffice.  If there are no daily newspapers, notice to a weekly or other periodically published newspaper may be substituted.  If there are none published in the county, notice to any daily newspaper of general circulation in the county is sufficient.  If no radio or television station is located in the county, the newspaper notification is sufficient.  Meetings of agencies of municipalities or other political subdivisions are to be governed by the same rules except that press services need not be notified.

AGO 1954 NO. 252 > May 6 1954

Under chapter 216, Laws of 1953, (RCW 42.32.030) when a meeting is continued to a future date and such public body is to adopt any ordinance, resolution, rule, regulation, order or directive, notice of the meeting must be given as follows:   (1) As required by attorney general's opinion 53-55 No. 57 to Honorable Arthur B. Langlie, dated May 28, 1953; (2) Notice need contain only such information as would indicate it was a continuance of previous meeting; and (3) In case of a reversal of previous ordinance, etc., where public notified, notice above (2) must be given.