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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1954 NO. 348 >
OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- IRRIGATION DISTRICT DIRECTOR ‑- DISQUALIFICATION DURING INCUMBENCY ‑- REMOVAL OF SUCH DISQUALIFICATION ‑- VACANCY ‑- NONAUTOMATIC Statutory qualifications for irrigation director are continuing during incumbency and disqualification of director subjects such office to
AGO 1954 NO. 349 >
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- FIRST CLASS CITY ‑- FUNDS OF WATER DEPARTMENT ‑- TRANSFER TO GENERAL FUND ‑- REPEAL OF ORDINANCE AFFECTING RATES 1. Surplus funds of city-owned water system may be transferred to general fund. 2. First class city may repeal ordinance reducing rates of city-owned water system,
AGO 1954 NO. 350 >
SCHOOLS ‑- COLLEGES OF EDUCATION ‑- TUITION ‑- CONSTITUTIONALITY OF Proposed legislation to allow the colleges of education to make a reasonable tuition charge would not contravene Art. XXVI and Art. IX, sec. 2, of Wash. Constitution.           
AGO 1954 NO. 351 >
CEMETERIES ‑- PERPETUAL CARE ORDINANCES Trust fund care provisions authorized by RCW 68.12.040 and 68.12.060 which may have been called "perpetual care" provisions need not be deleted from municipal ordinances relating to public cemeteries, and where contractual duties respecting them have accrued
AGO 1954 NO. 352 >
WASHINGTON STATE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION ‑- AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH REASONABLE STANDARDS OF FIRE PROTECTION AT AIRPORTS The Washington State Aeronautics Commission has authority to establish by regulation minimum fire protection requirements at both private and municipal airports within the state.
AGO 1954 NO. 353 >
JUSTICE COURT ‑- FEES (FILING) ‑- COSTS ‑- ALIAS NOTICE No additional filing fee may be charged for an alias notice in justice court filed within fifteen days of the original notice.  A default judgment may be taken where the defendant fails to appear at the time set for trial in an alias
AGO 1954 NO. 354 >
DISTRICTS ‑- FLOOD CONTROL ‑- STATE PARTICIPATION ‑- EXTENT State may only reimburse a flood control district for 50% of the amount expended for flood control maintenance under a contract for state participation between the department of soil conservation and development and the flood control
AGO 1954 NO. 355 >
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- FIRST CLASS ‑- HEALTH AND WELFARE PLAN A city of the first class may provide health and welfare for its employees if the city charter so provides.  Health and welfare benefits given to elective officials during their present term of office constitute additional compensation
AGO 1954 NO. 356 >
MAY THE STATE LEGISLATURE APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF A CHAPLAIN AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CHAPEL AT THE STATE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS? The State School for Girls was intended by the Legislature to be an institution of a reformatory character, and is not within the prohibition of Article I,
AGO 1954 NO. 357 >
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- AMOUNT AND TIME ‑- BUILDING AND ARCHITECT ‑- POWER TO CONTRACT BEYOND TERM OF OFFICE The board of directors of a school district may contract for architect's services in connection with a building program for a period exceeding the term of office of the board, but