Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1977 NO. 54 > Nov 29 1977

The Washington State Human Rights Commission has the power to compensate persons for service as members of hearing tribunals appointed under the law against discrimination, including members of the commission itself who serve as members of a hearing tribunal in accordance with RCW 49.60.250. However, because of Article XXX, § 1, (Amendment 54) of the state constitution, the compensation of tribunal members who are also commissioners cannot be increased during their respective terms of office as members of the Human Rights Commission.