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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1955 NO. 141 > Sep 29 1955
REAL ESTATE SALES TAX -- EXCLUSIONS FROM SALES -- MORTGAGES -- CONTRACTS OF SALE -- ASSUMPTION OF BALANCE -- MEASURE OF TAX WHEN CONSIDERATION PASSES Chapter 132, Laws of 1955, amending RCW 28.45.010, excludes from the term "sale" those transactions where the "deed in lieu of foreclosure of a
AGO 1955 NO. 143 > Oct 3 1955
DISTRICTS ‑- HEALTH, JOINT ‑- ATTORNEY Director of Joint Health District may select attorney for district; neither prosecuting attorney is by law counsel for the district
AGO 1955 NO. 144 > Oct 7 1955
TAXATION ‑- SCHOOL DISTRICT TAXES ‑- BUDGET Chapter 253, Laws of 1955, confers no authority on the county auditor to vary the amount budgeted by the directors of a school district which by action of the county commissioners will become the levy for that district
AGO 1955 NO. 145 > Oct 13 1955
FAIRS ‑- AUTHORITY OF YAKIMA COUNTY TO PURCHASE YAKIMA STATE FAIR GROUNDS FOR PUBLIC PURPOSE (1) Use by private non-profit [[nonprofit]]corporation designated or employed by county commissioners of county land for fair purposes is a public purpose within the meaning of chapter 257, Laws of 1955. (2
AGO 1955 NO. 146 > Oct 17 1955
ELECTIONS ‑- CHALLENGE OF VOTER ‑- NONRESIDENCE Under Section 9, Chapter 181, Laws of 1955, the registration officer has authority to cancel a challenged registration in the event the voter concerned fails to respond to a notice of challenge. "Within the time as provided by law" as used in Section
AGO 1955 NO. 147 > Oct 19 1955
TAXATION ‑- SPECIAL LEVIES ‑- SCHOOL DISTRICTS Chapter 253, Laws of 1955, applies to all special levies imposed for school districts after the effective date of the act regardless of when the elections authorizing such special levies may have been held
AGO 1955 NO. 148 > Oct 26 1955
POLICE POWER OF MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS A municipal corporation may, by legislation, forbid the use of high-powered rifles in any area or areas within its boundaries in which such use would endanger the lives or property of its citizens until there is general conflicting state legislation upon the
AGO 1955 NO. 149 > Oct 26 1955
MOTOR VEHICLES ‑- DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED ‑- MINIMUM SENTENCE WHEN SUCH DRIVING IS WHILE UNDER INFLUENCE The minimum mandatory sentence under § 2, chapter 393, Laws of 1955, applies only to those offenses where the operator was driving under the influence while his operator's
AGO 1955 NO. 150 > Oct 26 1955
CRIMES ‑- FALSE SUBSCRIBING IN CONNECTION WITH PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ‑- DEFINING CRIME AND PROVIDING PENALTY RCW 74.08.055 defines a specific crime for verifying by a written declaration made under penalty of perjury any application, statement, or other paper which he does not believe to be true and
AGO 1955 NO. 151 > Oct 26 1955
TAXATION ‑- REAL ESTATE SALES TAX ‑- APPLICATION TO EASEMENTS FOR PIPELINES ‑- RIGHT OF WAYS Excise tax on real estate sales applies to easements for pipelines over lands described in contract granted to pipeline corporation for consideration determined by length and number of pipelines