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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1952 NO. 333 > Jun 27 1952

A county auditor may acquire a "bookkeeping machine" by the method of a lease for the balance of the current fiscal year, with an option to purchase exercisable after the commencement of the next fiscal year, provided, that in the county auditor's current budget, under the general class "capital outlay" there is an appropriation item, which would cover such a purpose, and the appropriation item is adequate as originally adopted or as revised in accordance with RCW 36.40.100.