Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 61 >
VETERANS ‑- REINSTATEMENT TO POSITION ‑- RETROACTIVE PAY FROM TIME OF RETURN TO RESTORATION OF FORMER POSITION. If statutory conditions are met, a veteran must be re‑employed [[reemployed]]or the prior employer is liable for back wages.           
AGO 1951 NO. 62 >
VEHICLE MILEAGE FEE ON AUTO STAGE OPERATIONS. Vehicle mileage fee, under section 14, chapter 269, Laws of 1951, is payable upon all operations by auto stages over the public highways of this state.  Such fees are payable on travel in national parks but not on travel in Fort Lewis and certain
AGO 1951 NO. 63 >
PUBLIC PRINTER ‑- WASHINGTON DAIRY PRODUCTS COMMISSION. It is the opinion of this office that the state printer must do the printing for the Washington Dairy Products Commission.                    
AGO 1951 NO. 64 >
FIRE PROTECTIONDISTRICTS ‑- WATERDISTRICTS ‑- TAX POWER ‑- YEARS FOR WHICH AUTHORIZED. Under chapter 107, Laws of 1951, water districts may not levy any ad valorem property taxes in 1951 or subsequent years, except to retire certain indebtedness outstanding on April 1, 1951. Under chapter 107
AGO 1951 NO. 65 >
UNAUTHORIZED ISSUES OF EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS BY PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES. The Washington Public Service Commission may not retroactively approve evidences of indebtedness issued by a public service company, but may approve the issuance and execution of new evidences of indebtedness refunding
AGO 1951 NO. 66 >
RETROACTIVE PAY INCREASE FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES. City employees may not obtain a retroactive pay increase except in pursuance of an agreement under which services were performed with the understanding that an adjustment to be arrived at would be applicable to the period specified in the agreement
AGO 1951 NO. 67 >
STATE TIMBER ‑- RIGHT OF WAY FOR REMOVAL. There is an obligation on the part of the state to furnish right of way under chapter 239, Laws of 1945, sections 5823-30 to 5823-33 (Rem. Supp. 1945), where it would be for the best interests of the State of Washington to do so. If the state does not
AGO 1951 NO. 68 >
REGULATION AND CONTROL OF COUNTY HOSPITALS -- POWERS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. 1. The board of county commissioners has the power to sell, close or lease a county hospital without any restriction other than the general statutory restrictions placed on the board in handling county
AGO 1951 NO. 69 >
CONSTRUCTION OF CHAPTER 117, LAWS OF 1951 ‑- REGULATION OF NURSING HOMES. 1. Under chapter 117, Laws of 1951, the right to the issuance of a nursing home license and th right to the license fee accompanying the application for a license belongs entirely to the state department of health. 2. Under
AGO 1951 NO. 70 >
HIGHWAYS ‑‑ MOTORISTS DRIVING OVER FRESHLY PAINTED LINES LIABILITY. Motorists smearing freshly painted traffic lines of highway paint crews may be charged with a misdemeanor and convicted of violating several provisions of the motor vehicle code.   ‑  ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑  June