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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 11 >
CONSTITUTIONALITY OF APPROPRIATIONS ‑- TAX BILL. The form of the bill including general appropriations and a corporation tax is constitutional, but the validity of the corporate franchise tax is uncertain.                
AGO 1951 NO. 12 >
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY ‑- RATABLE REDUCTIONS ‑- GRANTS. The method of making ratable reductions correctly interprets section 1, chapter 274, Laws of 1951, and is in conformity with the provisions of Initiative 178.             
AGO 1951 NO. 13 >
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- LICENSING ITINERANT JUNK DEALERS. County commissioners have the authority to license itinerant junk dealers.                            
AGO 1951 NO. 14 >
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- CITIES AND COUNTIES ‑- APPROPRIATIONS ‑- DISBURSEMENT BY COMMITTEE. The County Commissioners, City Commissioners, and council of the constituent counties, cities and towns of a joint local defense organization established pursuant to the Washington Civil Defense Act of 1951, may
AGO 1951 NO. 15 >
COUNTY LAW LIBRARIES. A Class "A" county having a population of less than three hundred thousand should maintain a law library.                             
AGO 1951 NO. 16 >
COMPUTATION OF RETIREMENT PAY FOR INSTRUCTORS AT WASHINGTON STATE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. Leave of absence does not count in the computation of retirement pay for length of service.                  
AGO 1951 NO. 17 >
EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ‑- SERVICE CREDIT AND RETIREMENT RIGHTS ‑- PARTICIPATION IN MORE THAN ONE RETIREMENT SYSTEM BY CHANGE OF EMPLOYMENT. The law in question must be liberally construed toward the end that service credit and retirement rights of officers and employees who change employment from one
AGO 1951 NO. 18 >
STATE OWNED PERSONAL PROPERTY ‑- SALES OF ‑- CASH OR INSTALLMENT BASIS. The state may, through the division of purchasing of the department of public institutions, sell state owned personal property other than for cash; and full compliance with statutory requirements should be followed and
AGO 1951 NO. 19 >
TAXES ‑- COMPUTATION OF FORTY MILL LEVY LIMITATION -- EFFECT OF EXCESSIVE MILLAGE RESULTING FROM COUNTY ASSESSOR'S COMPUTATION. In computing the aggregate of property tax levied by the state and the local taxing districts, for the purpose of complying with the constitutional and statutory
AGO 1951 NO. 20 >
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS, AIRPORTS, TRANSFER THEREOF WITHOUT CONSIDERATION. A county may, by gift, transfer to a port district, authorized to acquire and operate a municipally owned airport, without financial consideration and with the consent of the donor municipal corporation.