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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 31 >
DEPUTY SHERIFFS, JAILERS, SALARY. The salary of the sheriff's jailer is set, like other deputies, by the county commissioners.                             
AGO 1951 NO. 32 >
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. A contract whereby the owner of timber reserves the right to terminate the contract whenever he chooses and retains control of what, when and where logs are to be cut, even though said contract provides for payment on the basis of a stipulated amount per thousand feet, does
AGO 1951 NO. 33 >
DETENTION WARDS FOR INSANITY SUSPECTS. Section 28, chapter 139, Laws of 1951, confers no authority upon a superior court to designate a state hospital as the county detention ward for mental illness suspects.               
AGO 1951 NO. 34 >
FIREMEN'S PENSION FUND, ACTUARY REPORT, WHEN REQUIRED. A city may cause an actuarial examination and report on the condition of the firemen's pension fund to determine whether to levy the additional mill or part thereof, but this is not necessary in order to make said levy.  It must do so,
AGO 1951 NO. 35 >
SECOND CLASS CITIES ‑-  RIGHT OF MAYOR TO REMOVE, DEMOTE OR APPOINT THE CHIEF OF POLICE WHERE SUCH CITY HAS ADOPTED FIREMEN OR POLICE CIVIL SERVICE. The mayor of a second class city which has adopted either or both the firemen's and/or police civil service laws has no power to remove or demote
AGO 1951 NO. 36 >
PUBLIC LANDS ‑- CLASSIFICATION OF LANDS ‑- REFORESTATION ‑- TAXATION. The words "immature forests" and "not mature in merchantable quantities" are to be interpreted in the technical sense, and you may, therefore, classify as "reforestation lands" any lands upon which the forest growth is not mature
AGO 1951 NO. 37 >
JAILS ‑- WOMEN PRISONERS ‑- CONFINEMENT IN COUNTY WITH ADEQUATE FACILITIES. Counties without suitable facilities for women prisoners may arrange for their detention in other nearby counties.                  
AGO 1951 NO. 38 >
LICENSE FEES ‑- AMENDMENT OF STATUTES ‑- IRRIGATION FEES. On and after June 7, 1951, the Department of Conservation and Development is required to charge and collect the fees for filing and recording a permit to appropriate water fixed by section 5, chapter 57, Laws of 1951 (90.04.040 RCW [[RCW 90.
AGO 1951 NO. 39 >
CORPORATIONS, STATED PURPOSE AND NAME, PRACTICE OF ENGINEERING OR SURVEYING, FILING OF ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION. Corporations may not lawfully practice the professions of engineering or land surveying; accordingly, the Secretary of State should refuse to issue certificates of incorporation where
AGO 1951 NO. 40 >
MEDICINE AND SURGERY --  REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES -- FILING WITH COUNTY CLERK --DENTISTRY. 1. It is no longer mandatory for practitioners of medicine and surgery to file their registration certificates with the county clerk. 2. It is no longer mandatory for dentists to file their