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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1955 NO. 11 > Jan 17 1955
COUNTIES ‑- HOSPITALS ‑- TAX LEVY ‑- LIMITATION. A county must levy a tax under RCW 36.62.090, for hospital purposes, but in doing so may not exceed the eight mill limitation imposed under RCW 84.52.050
AGO 1955 NO. 12 > Jan 20 1955
NON-HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ‑- PARTICIPATION BY NON-HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN FINANCING HIGH SCHOOL FACILITIES IN HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH WHICH THEY ARE AFFILIATED.  1. Section 1, ch. 299, Laws of 1953, providing that non-high school districts may contribute funds to be used
AGO 1955 NO. 13 > Jan 21 1955
PENSIONS ‑- TOLL BRIDGE AUTHORITY ‑- IMPLIED POWER TO NEGOTIATE.  The Washington Toll Bridge Authority has implied power to negotiate pension benefits for the employees of Washington State Ferries
AGO 1955 NO. 14 > Jan 24 1955
JUSTICE OF PEACE ‑- POLICE JUDGE ‑- APPOINTMENT NOT CONTRACT.  The elected justice of the peace in a city of the third class over 5,000 population must be appointed police judge, and the fact that his wife is a member of the city council is not such a disability that will bar his appointment
AGO 1955 NO. 15 > Jan 24 1955
OFFICERS AND OFFICES ‑- IRRIGATION DISTRICT DIRECTORS ‑- QUALIFICATIONS.  1. Acreage ownership qualifications of irrigation district director are possessed by reversioner, but not by vendee under real estate contract.  2. Appointee to unexpired term of irrigation director must possess qualification
AGO 1955 NO. 16 > Jan 26 1955
HOUSING AUTHORITY ‑- COUNTY ‑- OPERATION OF COMMERCIAL BUILDING.  A housing authority as authorized to operate an existing commercial building embraced within its limits
AGO 1955 NO. 17 > Jan 27 1955
APPROPRIATIONS Legislature may make appropriation to pay salary earned in previous biennium.                                                                    - - - - - - - - - - - - -                                                                  January 27, 1955  Honorable Ole H. OlsonChairman
AGO 1955 NO. 18 > Feb 2 1955
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY AUDITOR ‑- DUTIES ‑- MARGINAL NOTATIONS ON GENERAL INDEX TO RECORDS. A county auditor is under no duty, as such, to make in the general index to record a marginal notation on a previously recorded real estate contract indicating the name, volume and page of an
AGO 1955 NO. 19 > Feb 7 1955
JURY ‑- WITNESSES ‑- MILEAGE FEES.  Jurors and witnesses are entitled to mileage compensation each way for each day of attendance upon superior court that mileage is actually incurred therefor
AGO 1955 NO. 20 > Feb 10 1955
JUDGES ‑- JUSTICE OF PEACE ‑- MUST ACCEPT APPOINTMENT AS POLICE JUDGE.  The one elected justice of the peace in a city of the third class must accept the appointment as police judge as part of the duties of his office

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