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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1953 NO. 42 > May 14 1953
PROBATE ‑- FAMILY ALLOWANCE ‑- STEPMOTHER ENTITLED TO FAMILY ALLOWANCE. Stepmother may be awarded a family allowance if she was living with decedent as a member of his household and was to some extent dependent upon him
AGO 1953 NO. 43 > May 15 1953
HIGHWAY COMMISSION ‑- POWERS & DUTIES ‑- DELEGATION TO DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS ‑- MINISTERIAL & QUASI-JUDICIAL FUNCTIONS ‑- PUBLIC OFFICERS.  The Highway Commission may delegate to the Director of Highways those powers and duties which are ministerial, or those upon which the policies have, by
AGO 1953 NO. 44 > May 15 1953
KING COUNTY DIRECTORS' ASSOCIATION, PURCHASING DEPARTMENT ‑- AS INSTRUMENTALITY OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF STATE ‑- POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS DEFINED ‑- FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM, PARTICIPATION OF EMPLOYEES IN. The King County Directors' Association Purchasing Department is an instrumentality
AGO 1953 NO. 45 > May 12 1953
PORT COMMISSIONERS ‑- TRUSTEES ‑- CORPORATIONS, NON-PROFIT [[NONPROFIT]]‑- CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PORT DISTRICT ‑- LEGALITY OF PORT COMMISSIONER SERVING AS TRUSTEE OF A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. There are no legal impediments to a Port Commissioner serving as a trustee of a non-profit [[nonprofit]]
AGO 1953 NO. 46 > May 18 1953
CITY ATTORNEY ‑- PARTNERS ‑- DEFENSE OF CLIENT PROSECUTED BY CITY ATTORNEY ‑- APPEARANCE BEFORE CITY COUNCIL ‑- CITIES OF THIRD CLASS.  1. Partner of city attorney in third class city cannot defend person prosecuted by city attorney.  2. Partner of city attorney in third class city may appear
AGO 1953 NO. 47 > May 19 1953
CITY OF THIRD CLASS ‑- FIRE CHIEF ‑- OPERATION OF PRIVATE TV BUSINESS ‑- USE OF FIRE TRUCK AND CITY HALL OR FIRE HOUSE IN SUCH BUSINESS. 1. Whether fire chief in third class city can operate private business when drawing full salary and on 24-hour call is matter for local civil service regulation.
AGO 1953 NO. 48 > May 19 1953
REDETERMINATION OF MINIMUM SENTENCE.  After 7 years confinement in prison, one is eligible for reconsideration of his minimum term pursuant to RCW 9.95.056
AGO 1953 NO. 49 > May 20 1953
STATE PERSONNEL --STATE OFFICERS --STATE AUDITOR -- ELIGIBILITY OF PERSONS OVER 70 FOR EMPLOYMENT, UNDER STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT ACT. 1. Persons over 70 are ineligible for state employment in positions which could qualify them as members of the retirement system.2. Persons over 70 are not
AGO 1953 NO. 50 > May 15 1953
GIFT TAX ‑- CORPORATE STOCK ‑- VALUATION OF GIFT ‑- EFFECT OF AGREEMENT ON VALUE OF STOCK A price fixed by stockholders of a corporation in an agreement for the sale or purchase of stock to or from themselves is not binding upon the State in fixing the value of the stock for gift tax purposes, but
AGO 1953 NO. 51 > May 20 1953
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- UNLICENSED ARCHITECT -- ARCHITECT'S CONTRACT ‑- NECESSITY OF BIDDING 1. County Commissioners cannot contract with unlicensed architect to draw plans for county office building. 2. County Commissioners need not require bids for contract with architect to plan

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