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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1956 NO. 191 >
HEALTH OFFICERS, COMPENSATION, AUTHORITY OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO FIX, CHANGE IN COMPENSATION, EFFECTIVE DATE A board of county commissioners has the power and authority to fix the compensation of the county health officer.  Any change made in the county health officer's remuneration shall only
AGO 1956 NO. 192 >
REGULATION OFTRADING STAMPS  BY CITIES ‑- PRE‑EMPTION OF FIELD BY STATE -- RIGHT OF MANUFACTURER TO DESIGNATE AGENT TO REDEEM COUPONS CONTAINED IN ORIGINAL PACKAGE (1) A city may not adopt and enforce an ordinance regulating and licensing the use, redemption and giving of trading stamps, coupons or
AGO 1956 NO. 193 >
RIGHT OF COUNTY TO INVEST "INACTIVE AND EXCESS" FUNDS IN U.S. -- LIABILITY OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN THE EVENT OF LOSS OF GOVERNMENT BONDS 1. Counties may invest "inactive and excess funds in U. S. Government bonds. 2. County Commissioners, county finance committees, and county treasurers are not
AGO 1956 NO. 194 >
MERIT SYSTEM ‑- STATE PERSONNEL BOARD ‑- AUTHORITY OF BOARD IN CLASSIFICATION AND PAY MATTERS (1) Under the authority granted the personnel board by statute, proclamation by the governor and its own rules, the board is the responsible authority on classification and pay matters affecting employees
AGO 1956 NO. 195 >
SNOW REMOVAL FROM SIDEWALKS ‑- VALIDITY OF CITY ORDINANCE REQUIRING SAME AND PROVIDING A PENALTY LIEN.  A city of the third class is empowered by RCW 35.24.290, as an incident to its police power, to pass an ordinance requiring abutting owners and occupants to remove snow from sidewalks, and
AGO 1956 NO. 196 >
APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO CITY PLANNING COMMISSION AND OTHER COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS HAVING ADVISORY OR ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS ‑- UNDER COUNCIL-MANAGER PLAN Whether a given city committee, commission or board is subject to appointment by the mayor or by the city manager is a question
AGO 1956 NO. 197 >
USURY ‑-SALES ‑- CARRYING CHARGES ON CONDITIONAL SALES CONTRACT NOT USURY Where the parties do not contemplate a loan transaction carrying charges may not be considered as interest or charges so as to bring the transaction within the purview of the Small Loan Act
AGO 1956 NO. 198 >
TAX REFUNDS -- TAXATION  -- PAYMENT UNDER PROTEST -- PROPERTY TAXES Payment of taxes under protest may be made by taxpayer's agent; but protest must be made by or for each taxpayer.  A protest may be in the form of a rubber stamp and must set forth all the grounds for the protest, and when it is
AGO 1956 NO. 199 >
TAXATION ‑- PROPERTY TAXES ‑- TAX REFUNDS ‑- PAYMENT UNDER PROTEST.  County treasurers may not withhold distribution to taxing districts of taxes paid under protest, and refund of such taxes, when necessary, may be made only pursuant to RCW 84.68.020 or 84.68.110 when applicable
AGO 1956 NO. 200 >
SEWER DISTRICTS; COMMISSIONERS, WHEN ELECTED AND WHEN OFFICE IS VACATED; COMMISSIONERS' TERM OF OFFICE.  (1) An election of certain commissioners in Kitsap County Sewer District No. 1 may be held on March 13, 1956. (2) A sewer district commissioner vacates his office when he removes his residence