Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1956 NO. 321 > Sep 20 1956
STATE INSTITUTIONS ‑- CONTRACTS, COMPROMISE OF BY STATE AUDITOR The State Auditor has the right to compromise a claim against the state arising from an alleged breach of contract
AGO 1956 NO. 322 > Sep 27 1956
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- SALARIES ‑- ORDINANCES ENACTED BY INITIATIVE An initiative ordinance providing for the classification of police and firemen under a pay adopted by the council does not prevent the council from fixing their salaries under a charter provision so authorizing, and only prevents the
AGO 1956 NO. 323 > Oct 2 1956
FEES ‑- CLERKS ‑- GUARDIANSHIP ‑- JUDGMENT FEES The county clerk may charge a judgment fee for the entry of a judgment in a guardianship proceeding against the guardian and surety, such judgment running in favor of the ward and the newly appointed guardian
AGO 1956 NO. 324 > Oct 4 1956
HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES ‑- AVAILABILITY OF FEDERAL FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT TOLL FREE PARALLEL BRIDGE ON LAKE WASHINGTON ‑- STEPS NECESSARY TO BUILD TACOMA-SEATTLE‑EVERETT TOLL ROAD AS A FREEWAY 1. Federal funds may be available, depending upon congressional approval of the needs study submitted by the
AGO 1956 NO. 325 > Oct 4 1956
CEMETERIES ‑- MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM CARE DEPOSITS FOR CRYPTS AND NICHES An endowment care cemetery is one in which the authority must pay a minimum of $10.00 for each adult grave, $30.00 for each crypt, and $5.00 for each niche, or 10% of the gross sales price which ever is greater
AGO 1956 NO. 326 > Oct 9 1956
NAVIGABILITY OF RIVERS ‑- NORTH RIVER ‑- COURTS' POWER TO DETERMINE The navigability of the North River has not been determined.  It is not the office of the attorney general to determine navigability of rivers; such determination lies exclusively within the jurisdiction of the courts
AGO 1956 NO. 327 > Oct 11 1956
TAXATION ‑- MINES AND MINES AND MINING ‑- UNPATENTED MINING CLAIMS Unpatented mining claims are assessable as personal property and taxable to the holder on his possessory rights
AGO 1956 NO. 328 > Oct 15 1956
REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX ‑- GRANT TO FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION OF PROPERTY IN TRUST FOR GRANTOR, FOLLOWED BY A SUBSEQUENT SALE TO THIRD PARTY ‑- APPLICABILITY OF TAX The real estate excise tax is applicable to both a conveyance to a trustee and a subsequent conveyance by the trustee to a new purchaser
AGO 1956 NO. 329 > Oct 17 1956
TAXATION; MFGR'S FEDERAL EXCISE TAX; TREAD RUBBER; IMMUNITY OF COUNTY FROM FEDERAL TAX; STATE SALES TAX MEASURE 1. Federal mfgr's excise tax on tread rubber, itemized separately in bill to a county for treading services, is not imposed on the county in violation of constitutional immunity from tax
AGO 1956 NO. 330 > Oct 17 1956
ELECTIONS ‑- STICKER CANDIDATES.ELECTIONS ‑- PRIMARY ‑- FILL UNEXPIRED COUNTY OFFICE In the event a county clerk elected for a term expiring January 1, 1958, dies on August 29, 1956, which date is subsequent to the last day for filing for the September primary, but several candidates for the

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