Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1967 NO. 17 >

A member of a local school district board of directors may be nominated for the position of community college district trustee under the community college act of 1967, chapter 8, Laws of 1967, Ex. Sess.; however, if he is appointed to the board of trustees of a community college district he can no longer thereafter serve as a school director.

AGLO 1977 NO. 22 >

(1) Payments received by college or university trustees or regents under RCW 28B.10.525, prior to its amendment by § 72, chapter 34, Laws of 1975-76, 2nd Ex.Sess., were subject to employees' contributions for federal social security under chapter 41.48 RCW.

(2) Under RCW 41.48.040 it is the responsibility of an employer (including a state college or university) to cause employees' contributions for federal social security to be collected and remitted to the state and the fact that a particular individual is no longer serving as a regent or trustee does not terminate that obligation insofar as past due contributions are concerned.

(3) Past due employers' social security payments covering services rendered during a prior biennium may only be made from a current appropriation for that purpose or from such local funds as are not subject to the appropriation process under Article VIII, § 4 (Amendment 11) of the state constitution and the budget and accounting act.

AGO 1953 NO. 45 >

There are no legal impediments to a Port Commissioner serving as a trustee of a non-profit [[nonprofit]]corporation, even though such corporation may receive contributions from the port district of which the commissioner is a member.  However, the corporate by-laws ([[bylaws]]should specifically provide that no trustee shall receive any compensation for his services as trustee.