Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 174 > Nov 26 1951
AUTHORITY OF PORT DISTRICTS TO PAY 1 - 1/2% OF WAGES UNDER THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM AND PARTICIPATE IN A UNION PENSION FUND A port district under the provisions of Rem. Supp. 1943, § 9692, has the implied power to make contracts relating to wages, hours, vacations, etc., and may legally
AGO 1951 NO. 175 > Nov 26 1951
LABOR ‑- OFFSET AGAINST EMPLOYEE'S WAGES Rem. Supp. 1947, § 7594, would not prohibit an employer from withholding a sufficient sum from the wages of an employee to offset his claim against the employee for credit advanced the employee during his employment
AGO 1951 NO. 176 > Nov 27 1951
RECORDS OF PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICTS A public hospital district is required to make public the records of the proceedings of the commissioners but not its general files and records
AGO 1951 NO. 177 > Nov 23 1951
FEES CHARGED BY NOTARIES PUBLIC WHO ARE SALARIED PUBLIC OFFICERS OR SALARIED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES Salaried officers and employees of the state or political subdivisions, who are notaries public, are not required to charge fees for notarial services, nor account therefor to the public treasuries
AGO 1951 NO. 178 > Nov 28 1951
TAXATION ‑- PERSONAL PROPERTY ‑- ADVANCE PAYMENT Personal property taxes are known and designated as taxes of the year in which they become due, even though liability therefor may be asserted against property of the person who owned such personalty on the first day of January of the preceding year
AGO 1951 NO. 179 > Nov 28 1951
CREDIT UNIONS ‑- STATE CHARTERED ‑- LOANS TO OTHER STATE AND FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONS A state chartered credit union may make loans to other state chartered or Federal credit unions within the State of Washington only if such other credit unions are members of the lending credit union
AGO 1951 NO. 180 > Nov 28 1951
MICROFILMING COUNTY CLERK'S RECORDS A county clerk is not relieved from the requirement of making original entries and maintaining dockets by authority to microfilm documents
AGO 1951 NO. 181 > Nov 29 1951
LOGS ‑- OWNERSHIP OF UNBRANDED LOGS STRANDED UPON PRIVATE PROPERTY LOCATED UPON THE BANKS OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES Unbranded logs stranded upon the banks of the Columbia River are not the property of the state.  They may be used by property owners for wood if of little or no value
AGO 1951 NO. 182 > Nov 27 1951
BOARD OF PRISON TERMS AND PAROLES ‑- MINIMUM TERMS ‑- RECONSIDERATION ‑- TRANSFER OF INMATES When an inmate is transferred from the penitentiary to the reformatory or from the reformatory to the penitentiary, the board's jurisdiction over the prisoner relative to reducing the minimum term is
AGO 1951 NO. 183 > Dec 3 1951
TRADE‑MARKS ‑- TRADE NAMES ‑- FILING "Cashway Lumber Company" appears to be only a phrase descriptive of the seller, and thus would amount only to a trade name and not within the coverage of our trade mark statutes