Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 2002 NO. 2 > Apr 10 2002

While associations comprised of counties or local public officers are not “agencies” as defined in RCW 42.17.020, they could in certain circumstances be found to be “functional equivalents” of agencies for purposes of applying particular portions of the Public Disclosure Act; this would be greatly dependent on the facts of a particular case.