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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1955 NO. 91 >
OFFICERS ‑- LEGISLATURE ‑- EXPENSES ‑- MOTOR VEHICLE FUND Legislator, as member of statutory interstate committee on highway problems, may be reimbursed for expenses from motor vehicle fund.                   
AGO 1955 NO. 92 >
LEGISLATURE ‑- INTERIM COMMITTEES, POWER OF SUBPOENA Interim committee on fisheries established by Senate Joint Resolution 19 has no power of subpoena.                          
AGO 1955 NO. 93 >
STATUTES ‑- CONSTRUCTION Adoption of a statute by reference does not include subsequent amendments thereto unless the legislature either expressly or by strong implication so says. Failure to adopt an amendment to an existing act indicates a legislative intention to adhere to the existing act.
AGO 1955 NO. 94 >
LICENSE FOR ELECTRICAL WIRING ‑- OWNER INSTALLATION Owner of premises may personally install electrical wiring without obtaining license.  It is immaterial what use is intended for premises.                  
AGO 1955 NO. 95 >
TAXATION--REAL ESTATE SALES TAX--MORTGAGES--ASSUMPTION OF BALANCE Chapter 132, Laws of 1955 excludes from the definition of the term “sale” under RCW 28.45.010 a transaction in which a grantee assumes the balance owing on an obligation which is secured by a mortgage and no other consideration
AGO 1955 NO. 96 >
COUNTIES ‑- FUNDS ‑- DUES TO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS County auditor may lawfully draw warrants for dues to state and national associations of county commissioners.                    
AGO 1955 NO. 97 >
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY OF GOVERNOR'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE 1. Salaries of all Directors, Members of Boards and Commissions subject to appointment by the Governor are included in the recommendatory duties of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Salaries. 2. State officers salaries may not be increased
AGO 1955 NO. 98 >
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- CLAIMS ‑- APPROVAL County Commissioners cannot make valid approval of claim more than thirty days after biennium.                            
AGO 1955 NO. 99 >
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- PORT DISTRICTS ‑- BELT-LINE RAILROADS Section 10, Chapter 73, Laws of 1955, does not authorize Port Districts to construct and operate a belt-line railroad as a common carrier.                
AGO 1955 NO. 100 >
COUNTY SUPPLIES FOR NON-SALARIED [[NONSALARIED]]JUSTICES OF THE PEACE The county commissioners should furnish the necessary supplies to non-salaried [[nonsalaried]]justices of the peace to keep the records required by law.