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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1950 NO. 279 > May 22 1950
STATUS OF VEHICLES ABANDONED BY OWNERS OR TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND STORED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS 1. Vehicles abandoned by the registered or legal owners thereof upon the public highways shall be taken into custody of the sheriff of the county and upon the expiration of forty-five days shall be
AGO 1950 NO. 280 > May 22 1950
ELIGIBILITY OF STATE EXAMINERS FOR REGISTRATION AS PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS State examiners employed by the Municipal Corporation's division of the office of the Auditor of the State of Washington are not eligible for registration as public accountants under the provisions of chapter 226, Laws of 1949
AGO 1950 NO. 281 > May 23 1950
FRANCHISE ‑- STATE HIGHWAYS 1. The director of highways must consider an application for franchise made by a corporation whose articles of incorporation have been approved by the Secretary of State. 2. An application referring to state highways by number and referring to the right to locate and
AGO 1950 NO. 282 > May 31 1950
APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL BY COURT IN HABEAS CORPUS APPEAL -- COSTS ON APPEAL NEED NOT BE PAID BY COUNTY 1. Superior Court has power to appoint counsel to assist an indigent appellant on appeal from habeas corpus proceeding, but counsel is not obliged to personally pay for any costs of appeal, and
AGO 1950 NO. 283 > Jun 2 1950
TAXATION ‑- REAL PROPERTY ‑- EXEMPTIONS ‑- CHURCH LANDS ‑- ACQUISITION PRIOR TO LEVY Where real property is owned by a tax-exempt body at the time of levy, even though such property had been in private taxable ownership on the first day of that year, no taxes may be levied thereon for that year
AGO 1950 NO. 284 > Jun 5 1950
BOILER INSPECTION ‑- THE DIRECTOR OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES MUST INSPECT BOILERS AND PRESSURE VESSELS TO DETERMINE THAT THEY MEET THE ADOPTED STANDARDS OF SAFETY The Director of Labor and Industries under the authority of section 8, chapter 130, Laws of 1919 (Rem. Rev. Stat. 7734), may adopt the
AGO 1950 NO. 285 > Jun 15 1950
COUNTIES ‑- ELECTIONS ‑- FEDERAL CENSUS ‑- RECLASSIFICATION OF COUNTIES ‑- INCREASED COMPENSATION OF OFFICIALS 1. The auditors should require candidates to pay a filing fee based upon annual salary for the class of county as shown by the unofficial census bulletins. 2. The salaries of county
AGO 1950 NO. 286 > Jun 19 1950
OBLIGATION OF BUS COMPANY, A PUBLIC UTILITY, TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AND SUFFICIENT SERVICE 1. Bus company operating under a city franchise and under the jurisdiction of the Washington Public Service Commission has an obligation to maintain adequate and sufficient service when the public interest is
AGO 1950 NO. 287 > Jun 20 1950
"FIREWORKS" -- SALE AND USE OF Sales of "fireworks," within the meaning of chapter 161, Laws of 1943, are prohibited, except where sold for the purpose of supervised displays, and where the purchasers have complied with the provisions of said act
AGO 1950 NO. 288 > Jun 21 1950
DESTRUCTION AFTER MICROFILMING OF ORIGINAL RECORDS BY MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS Original paper records of Municipal Corporations, even though they may have been microfilmed, may not be destroyed until they are ten years old, and then only by consent of the State Auditor's office acting through its