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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 91 >
MAINTENANCE OF THOSE STREETS WHICH HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED AS A ROUTE OF A PRIMARY OR SECONDARY STATE HIGHWAY THROUGH INCORPORATED CITIES AND TOWNS The Director of Highways is obligated to maintain those streets which he has designated as a route of a primary or secondary state highway through
AGO 1951 NO. 92 >
MENTALLY ILL PERSONS An order directing payment of hospital charges for a person mentally ill may be recorded in the judgment docket as any other judgment.                         
AGO 1951 NO. 93 >
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- INCORPORATION OF ‑- DATE OF INCORPORATION OF ELECTRIC CITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN DISTRIBUTIONS OF LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD The incorporation of Electric City was completed on August 4, 1950, when the certified copy of the order of the board of county commissioners declaring the
AGO 1951 NO. 94 >
AUTHORITY OF STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION TO ACCEPT DEEDS It is not mandatory upon the State Parks and Recreation Commission to accept deeds to land under the provisions of chapter 128, Laws of 1951.                
AGO 1951 NO. 95 >
TAXATION ‑- BRIDGE 1951 property taxes on the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge are valid, such bridge not being entitled to exemption under chapter 224, Laws of 1949 because the State of Oregon has in the same year taxed a bridge owned by the State of Washington.       
AGO 1951 NO. 96 >
INTERSTATE COMPACT ‑- AGENTS FOR RETURNING PRISONERS, ETC The Board of Prison Terms and Paroles may not appoint a parole officer of another state to act as an agent of that state, nor may a Washington parole officer act as agent of another state.          
AGO 1951 NO. 97 >
SOLDIERS ‑- SOLDIERS AND SAILORS FUND ‑- FUNDS ‑- SOLDIERS AND SAILORS ‑- VETERANS ‑- GRAVE MARKERS ‑- VETERANS, DECEASED ‑- COUNTY EXPENDITURES A headstone transportation charge for existing veterans' graves is not a valid county expenditure.          
AGO 1951 NO. 98 >
TAXATION ‑- REAL ESTATE SALES TAX ‑- EXCHANGE OF DEEDS BY TENANTS IN COMMON 1. Deeds by which tenants in common partition the land in accordance with their respective undivided interests are transactions subject to the Real Estate Sales Tax. 2. Deeds by which heirs to an undivided interest in real
AGO 1951 NO. 99 >
TAXATION ‑- REAL ESTATE SALES TAX ‑- ASSIGNMENT OF PURCHASER'S INTEREST IN CONTRACT TO CONVEY ‑- "SELLING PRICE" Where a purchaser under a contract to purchase real property assigns his interest in said contract to another who assumes the original contractual obligation for payment of the unpaid
AGO 1951 NO. 100 >
TAXATION ‑- REAL ESTATE SALES TAX ‑- OPTIONS TO PURCHASE ENTERED PRIOR TO TAX An option to purchase real estate does not amount to a contract to convey land.  In consequence, a conveyance of real property after the effective date of the ordinance imposing the Real Estate Sales Tax is subject