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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 64 > Jun 7 1951

Under chapter 107, Laws of 1951, water districts may not levy any ad valorem property taxes in 1951 or subsequent years, except to retire certain indebtedness outstanding on April 1, 1951.  Under chapter 107, Laws of 1951, fire protection districts may levy ad valorem property taxes in 1951 for collection in 1952, but may not levy such taxes in 1952 or subsequent years, except to retire certain indebtedness outstanding on April 1, 1951.

AGO 1950 NO. 407 > Dec 27 1950

The provision for compensation of water district commissioners relates only to reimbursement for the time spent and reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out their governmental or administrative functions as commissioners, and does not provide a wage for labor performed as employees of the district.