Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 1 >
TERMS OF OFFICE AND SALARY OF WASHINGTON PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONERS. The terms of office of Washington Public Service Commissioners appointed pursuant to chapter 260, Laws of 1951, and the salaries pertinent thereto, shall commence on June 7, 1951, this being the effective date of the act.
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STATE PARKS ‑- POWERS OF STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION. State Parks and Recreation Commission may not have printed interpretive folders of Washington historical sites and sell the same in State Parks, the money to revert to the Parks and Parkway Funds.       
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PUBLIC RECORDS ‑- DESTRUCTION OF ‑- PERTAINING TO JUVENILES IN INSTITUTIONS AFTER THEY REACH 21 YEARS OF AGE. 1. Certain state officials only may authorize destruction of juvenile records in state schools. 2. There is no authority to ever "seal" such records. 3. A sound discretion would permit
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SINGLE SUBJECT IN LEGISLATIVE ACT. An act providing for the support of the state government may combine general appropriations and a tax.                           
AGO 1951 NO. 5 >
GARNISHMENT OF VETERANS' BONUS. Chapter 231, Laws of 1951 is retroactive and exempts veterans' bonuses from garnishment irregardless of the date such writ was served.                      
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COUNTY INDIGENT VETERANS' FUNDS -- AUTHORITY OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISALLOW CLAIMS. Within tax and budget limits, county commissioners may disallow claims upon the county indigent veterans' fund when in their discretion the claimant is not indigent, despite approval of the claim by a proper
AGO 1951 NO. 7 >
PURCHASE OF STATE WARRANTS. Chapter 232, of the Laws of 1951, permits the State Finance Committee to pay to the seller a consideration for the purchase of state  warrants.  Such sum need not be paid to the General Fund.            
AGO 1951 NO. 8 >
EMPLOYMENT STATUS OF A DEPARTMENT SERVICE OFFICER OF THE UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS UNDER THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS AS IT EXISTED IN 1945 AND 1946. A Department Service Officer for the United Spanish War Veterans operating under the provisions of chapter 31, Laws of 1945 (10747-10-
AGO 1951 NO. 9 >
FIREWORKS ‑- STATE LAW HAVING PRECEDENT OVER COUNTY ORDINANCES. City and county ordinances governing fireworks are not superseded by state regulation as found in chapter 174, Laws of 1951, unless there is a confliction.              
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LOYALTY AFFIDAVITS AS A CONDITION TO THE ISSUANCE OF WARRANTS FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE. The State Auditor is not required to obtain loyalty affidavits before issuance of warrants for the payment of public assistance grants under Substitute House Bill No. 1 of the Extraordinary Session of the Thirty-