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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 111 >
PORT DISTRICTS ‑- AUTHORITY TO SELL LANDS ‑- LAND SALES Both the words "commercial" and "industrial" are to be taken in their ordinary meanings as defined by Webster, and are not to be limited to uses specifically authorized by statute to a port district.        
AGO 1951 NO. 112 >
LABOR ‑- WOMEN ‑- OVERTIME PAY FOR WORKING IN EXCESS OF 8 HOURS Director of Labor and Industries is limited in taking of assignments of wage claims. Wage claims for overtime for women working in excess of 8 hours a day invalid.             
AGO 1951 NO. 113 >
COUNTIES ‑- COMMISSIONERS ‑- POWERS ‑- AERIAL SURVEY Although there is no expressed statutory authority authorizing the county commissioners to expend money for an aerial survey, it may be implied that such an expenditure would be proper.          
AGO 1951 NO. 114 >
JUSTICE OF PEACE, INVESTIGATORS ‑- COUNTY OFFICIALS, COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, LIABILITY ON BOND A justice of the peace may not have an investigator.  County payments to such an investigator would be illegal and the county commissioners would be liable on their bond therefor.    
AGO 1951 NO. 115 >
TIME OF SPECIAL ELECTIONS IN TOWNS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN COUNTIES OTHER THAN CLASS A A city, town or school district in a county other than Class A may hold a special election at any time when its governing board determines that an emergency exists.        
AGO 1951 NO. 116 >
FLUID MILK ACT County and city ordinances regulating fluid milk and fluid milk products are applicable to all milk and milk products produced within the state.  Milk and milk products produced without the state are only subject to regulation by the Director of the Department of Agriculture.
AGO 1951 NO. 117 >
POWERS OF BOARD OF STATE LAND COMMISSIONERS WITH REGARD TO TRESPASSES The Board of State Land Commissioners has no function in regard to trespasses.                          
AGO 1951 NO. 118 >
CONTRIBUTION BY PORT DISTRICT TO UNION PENSION FUND A Port District may legally contribute to a Union Pension Fund if that is necessary to obtain services of longshoremen.                      
AGO 1951 NO. 119 >
POWERS OF A FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT A fire protection district has no authority to enact a fire code and provide that a violation thereof shall constitute a misdemeanor.                       
AGO 1951 NO. 120 >
TAXATION ‑- SEPARATION AGREEMENTS ‑- REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX 1. The excise tax does not apply to property settlement agreements which the parties make with the intent that such agreements are not to become final and binding until so ordered by the court pursuant to a divorce proceeding. 2. The