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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1955 NO. 41 >
TAXATION ‑- PROPERTY TAXES ‑- TV CABLES ‑- VALUATION OF INTRACOUNTY TV CABLES IS DUTY OF COUNTY ASSESSOR. It is the duty of the county assessor, rather than the tax commission, to determine the assessed valuation of an intra-county [[intracounty]]coaxial TV cable.      
AGO 1955 NO. 42 >
JAILS ‑- AUTHORITY TO PERMIT CONCESSIONS FOR SALE OF TOBACCO, CANDY, ETC. TO PRISONERS  ‑-CURRENT EXPENSE FUNDS ‑- PROCEEDS FROM CONCESSION OPERATED IN COUNTY JAIL.  A county sheriff may permit a concession to sell tobacco, candy, etc. in a county jail where not prohibited by superior
AGO 1955 NO. 43 >
COMMON AND CONTRACT CARRIERS; INSURANCE; "SURPLUS LINE" COVERAGE. An insurance policy from an unauthorized insurer meeting the conditions and provisions of chapter 48.15 RCW as surplus line coverage constitutes compliance with the requirements of RCW 81.80.190.       
AGO 1955 NO. 44 >
JUSTICE OF PEACE ‑- POWER TO REVOKE ORDER SUSPENDING FINE FOR VIOLATION OF GAME LAWS.  POWER TO REVOKE JUDGMENT.  1. A justice of the peace may revoke an order suspending a fine for violation of game laws only upon proper petition made by the prosecuting attorney.  2. A justice of
AGO 1955 NO. 45 >
ELECTIONS ‑- SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- EXCESS LEVY ‑- TOTAL VOTE REQUIRED FOR VALIDITY. A school district election authorizing an excess levy is valid if the total vote was at least 40% of the vote at the last regular school district election.           
AGO 1955 NO. 46 >
LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS ‑- POWER TO AMEND ORDINANCE AFTER COMPLETION OF WORK TO PROVIDE FOR SHARING IN COST BY OTHER CITY FUNDS. When a city initiates a local improvement proceeding and constructs the improvement with the purpose, from the beginning to pay therefor exclusively from the proceeds
AGO 1955 NO. 47 >
HOSPITAL DISTRICTS ‑- PROMISSORY NOTES ‑- AUTHORITY TO TAKE AS EVIDENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS FOR SERVICES RENDERED 1. A hospital district may accept a promissory note as evidence of an indebtedness due it for services rendered. 2. A hospital district has no authority to discount at a bank "with recourse
AGO 1955 NO. 48 >
COUNTIES ‑- PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS ‑- DEPUTIES ‑- APPOINTMENT ‑- RESIDENCE A board of county commissioners can determine the number of deputy prosecuting attorneys necessary for their county and the salary to be paid to each, but may not participate in the selection and removal of such deputies. A
AGO 1955 NO. 49 >
REGIONAL LIBRARIES ‑- CONTRIBUTIONS TO COVER COST THEREOF Regional Libraries ‑- terms of contribution to costs shall be governed by the contract between participating governmental units.                    
AGO 1955 NO. 50 >
BAIL ‑- RIGHT OF SHERIFF TO GO BEHIND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE'S APPROVAL OF BAIL BOND FOR PURPOSE OF EXAMINING SUFFICIENCY OF SURETIES 1. The justice of the peace issuing a warrant is the proper justice of the peace to approve the bail bond fixed by him. 2. A sheriff has no authority to examine a