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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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ATTORNEYS ‑- UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE ‑- REALTORS ‑- COURTS Realtors preparing deeds, contracts, mortgages and earnest money agreements are practicing law.  They may be enjoined, cited for contempt in extraordinary cases, and prosecuted for misdemeanor.  RCW 2.48.190 repealed by implication
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BANKS ‑- BRANCHES ‑- NATIONAL AND STATE Branch banks are not authorized in rural areas of a county except where principal place of business is located.                         
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STATE EMPLOYEES ‑- VETERANS ‑- REEMPLOYMENT ‑- RIGHTS OF (1) A qualified state employee, upon his resumption of employment, after a tour of military service is entitled as a matter of right to be returned to the same step of the State Salary Plan as he formerly occupied and (2) In the discretion of
AGO 1955 NO. 4 >
PUBLIC LANDS ‑- SALE OF VALUABLE MATERIALS ‑- PUBLIC OFFICERS ‑- SALES ‑- STATE PROPERTY With the exception of gravel taken from the bed of the Columbia River where that river forms the boundary line between the States of Oregon and Washington, the Commissioner of Public Lands of Washington is
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COUNTIES ‑- EMPLOYEES ‑- BONDS ‑- TERM Blanket Bonds for non-elective county employees are not restricted by statute to annual basis.                            
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MEETINGS ‑- PUBLIC BODIES ‑- NOTICE TO PRESS, RADIO AND TELEVISION 1. When a legislative body which is subject to the provisions of RCW 42.32.010 recesses a regular meeting, or a special meeting of which proper notice has been given, to later in the same day, the meeting may be resumed after the
AGO 1955 NO. 7 >
BOARD OF PRISON TERMS AND PAROLES ‑- REVOCATION OF PAROLE ‑- PAROLE VIOLATORS ‑- SUSPENSION OF THE RUNNING OF PRISONER'S SENTENCE Upon return to custody of a parole violator, whose parole had been revoked and who had been a fugitive from justice, the board of prison terms and paroles has the
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LANDS ‑- HARBOR AREA ‑- PUBLIC PLACE ‑- IMPROVEMENTS ‑- CITY OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- POWERS ‑- DOCKS ‑- MAINTENANCE AND INSURANCE 1. The state does not own and has no interest in rents that do, and insurance proceeds that may, accrue from a dock built by a first class city on a
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SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- CONSOLIDATION ‑- ELECTION To validate a proposed consolidation of whole existing school districts with part of an existing district, an election is required to obtain majority vote of the electors of each whole district separately and a majority vote of the electors of the part
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CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- OFFICERS ‑- ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT OF ‑- NOT INVALID DELEGATION OF LEGISLATIVE POWER.  A statute enacted by the state legislature providing that the city council may determine by ordinance whether certain city officials shall be elective or appointive would not constitute