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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1955 NO. 81 > May 25 1955
STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ‑- MEMBERS EMPLOYED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- PLAN FOR OASI COVERAGE AT EXTRA COST ‑- NEED FOR LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL No prior legislative approval is required for plans for OASI coverage for school district employees now under the state employees retirement system although
AGO 1955 NO. 82 > May 25 1955
IRRIGATION DISTRICTS ‑- SEGREGATION OF LANDS FOR ASSESSMENT PURPOSES Irrigation District Commissioners‑-segregation of lands within discretionary powers. Equalization of irrigation district assessments‑-must be just
AGO 1955 NO. 83 > May 26 1955
WELCOME WAGON -- INC -- WASHINGTON FAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT The activities of Welcome Wagon, Inc., do not violate the Washington Fair Trade Practices Act
AGO 1955 NO. 84 > May 27 1955
EXCISE TAX ON REAL ESTATE SALES ‑- APPLICATION TO MINERAL RIGHTS IN PRIVATE LAND The sale of mineral rights in private property is a sale of real estate and the County Treasurer must collect the excise tax on the sale under the provisions of RCW 28.45.010, as amended
AGO 1955 NO. 85 > May 27 1955
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES ‑- SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES ‑- OATH (1) Present employees of the state of Washington or its political subdivisions who have previously signed a statement required by chapter 254, Laws of 1951, must take the oath pertaining to subversive organizations as required by
AGO 1955 NO. 86 > Jun 1 1955
BUILDING PERMITS REQUIRED BY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON ALL CONSTRUCTION OVER $500 IN VALUE Chapter 129, Laws of 1955, makes issuance of county building permit mandatory only on construction over $500 in value
AGO 1955 NO. 87 > Jun 3 1955
STATE FLAG ‑- POWERS OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE The secretary of state may prescribe reasonable regulations or conditions for the state flag before he gives his written consent for the reproduction of the state seal by a manufacturer of state flags
AGO 1955 NO. 88 > May 31 1955
ARE THE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS UNDER THE SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE TERM "STATE SCHOOL" AS USED IN CHAPTER 234, LAWS OF 1955? The several state institutions under the supervision and control of the Department of Public Institutions, who
AGO 1955 NO. 89 > Jun 3 1955
PAYMENT OF THE TRAVELING EXPENSES OF A DEFENDANT It would be an improper expense for the county sheriff to pay for the return of a defendant to his place of arrest after the criminal action which the defendant was charged with has been dismissed
AGO 1955 NO. 90 > Jun 3 1955
MENTALLY ILL PERSONS ‑- CONFINEMENT FOR OBSERVATION Superior Courts do not have authority to confine mentally ill persons for observation pending commitment

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