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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 81 >
AUTHORITY OF FINANCE COMMITTEE IN PURCHASING WARRANTS The State Finance Committee does not exceed its authority in designating agents for the purchase of warrants or in purchasing warrants drawn against an invalid appropriation
AGO 1951 NO. 82 >
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- AUTHORITY TO LEASE A county may lease its property (excluding that held in trust as acquired for non-payment of taxes), to a city for municipal purposes, but must comply with the provisions of sections 4019 to 4022 (as last amended by chapter 41, Laws of 1951) Rem. Rev. Stat
AGO 1951 NO. 83 >
COUNTIES -- EMERGENCIES -- ASSESSOR -- AERIAL SURVEY A contemplated emergency order appropriating $22,000 for an aerial survey for the county assessor after the county commissioner had considered a larger item for the same purpose and stricken it in the regular budget would not constitute an
AGO 1951 NO. 84 >
SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS ‑- "PERSON" AS INCLUDING CORPORATIONS IN PROVISION LIMITING AMOUNT OF LOAN The definition of the term "person" as used in section 58, chapter 235, Laws of 1945 (§ 3717-177 Rem. Supp. 1945), as amended by section 5, chapter 257, Laws of 1947 (§ 3717-177 Rem. Supp. 1947
AGO 1951 NO. 85 >
WASHINGTON STATE APPLE COMMISSION ‑- POWER TO EXPEND MONEY TO ENLARGE OFFICE SPACE The Washington State Apple Commission is authorized to expend funds to enlarge their office facilities
AGO 1951 NO. 86 >
HIGHWAYS ‑- SALES OF GOODS ‑- PROHIBITED WITHOUT A PERMIT Sales of merchandise along a state highway from boxes carried by the vendor or from pushcarts are prohibited by section 78, chapter 53, Laws of 1937, unless the vendor has a permit
AGO 1951 NO. 87 >
WHETHER A PUNCHBOARD IS A GAME OF SKILL OR A GAMBLING DEVICE Whether a punchboard used as a trade stimulator is a gambling device would depend upon questions of fact involved
AGO 1951 NO. 88 >
TAXATION ‑- REAL ESTATE SALES TAX ‑- SALES BY COUNTY OF TAX-TITLE LAND The real estate sales tax is applicable to the sale by a county of tax-title lands, and is the obligation of the county, as the seller.  The tax should be deducted from the proceeds of the sale prior to the distribution of such
AGO 1951 NO. 89 >
JUSTICE COURT DISTRICTS ‑- JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ‑- NUMBER OF ‑- QUALIFICATIONS (1) When an incorporated city of less than 5,000 population joins a justice court district, the electors of the city then become electors of the justice court district, and thereafter only one justice of the peace shall
AGO 1951 NO. 90 >
TAXATION ‑- REAL ESTATE SALES TAX ‑- EARNEST MONEY RECEIPTS AS CONTRACTS TO CONVEY REAL PROPERTY (1) The question of whether an "earnest money receipt" constitutes a contract to sell real property depends upon the nature of each particular writing.The inquiry should be directed to whether the owner