Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1950 NO. 269 >
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY ACTING AS ATTORNEY FOR CERTAIN HEALTH DISTRICTS A prosecuting attorney may act as attorney in his official capacity for a health district organized under chapter 183, Laws of 1945 (6099-10 to 6099-19 Rem. Supp. 1945), and which district embraces a primary city.   
AGO 1950 NO. 270 >
ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM ‑- MEAT AND BRAND INSPECTORS Meat and Brand Inspectors employed by Washington State Department of Agriculture are not eligible for membership in the State Employees Retirement System.        
AGO 1950 NO. 271 >
POWER OF LIQUOR BOARD OR OTHER STATE AGENCY TO PURCHASE REAL PROPERTY FOR PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING STATE LIQUOR STORES Neither the Liquor Control Board nor any other state agency has the power to purchase real property for the purpose of constructing or establishing state liquor stores.  
AGO 1950 NO. 272 >
CONDITIONAL SALES CONTRACTS UNDER PUBLIC SERVICE LAWS RELATING TO SECURITIES --DIVIDENDS BY COMMON CARRIERS NOT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION 1. Conditional sales contracts need not be submitted to the public service commission for approval.  They are not included in the
AGO 1950 NO. 273 >
ELIGIBILITY OF LEGISLATOR FOR COUNTY OFFICE WHEN EMOLUMENTS HAVE BEEN INCREASED A member of the 1949 legislature is not eligible to be a candidate for prosecuting attorney in a first class county in the election of November, 1950, since the emoluments to that office have been increased by the 1949
AGO 1950 NO. 274 >
COUNCIL-MANAGER PLAN ‑- RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CITY MANAGER AND LIBRARY BOARD City manager has authority over library operations same as other city functions, but has no power to abolish library board or shift functions elsewhere.             
AGO 1950 NO. 275 >
MOTOR VEHICLES ‑- PERMITS ‑- OVERLOADS There is not necessarily any direct conflict between subdivision (j), section 5, chapter 220 and section 3, chapter 221, Laws of 1949.  The correct construction of the two provisions is that no city or town has any right to interfere with a movement of an
AGO 1950 NO. 276 >
INCREASE IN CHARGES TO BE MADE FOR CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF PATIENTS IN MENTAL INSTITUTIONS 1. A change in the maintenance rate for patients confined in mental institutions need not be served the same as the service of summons in civil actions. 2. The departmental order effecting a rate increase is
AGO 1950 NO. 277 >
REDEMPTION OF STATE WARRANTS A special session of the legislature is not required to provide for redemption of interest bearing general fund warrants. The legislature could provide for the issuance of general obligation bonds for investment by other state funds to redeem outstanding state warrants
AGO 1950 NO. 278 >
COMMITMENT PROCEEDINGS ‑- SEXUAL PSYCHOPATHS The affidavit alleging a person to be a sexual psychopath should be filed as a probate matter and findings and conclusions and the maintenance order entered.