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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1956 NO. 331 >
ELECTIONS ‑- CLERKS FOR COUNTY BOARDS ‑- USE OF STAMP PAD AND RUBBER STAMP TO MARK BALLOTS It is mandatory that the counting board appoint two clerks.  The use of rubber stamps in voting booths should be discouraged.             
AGO 1956 NO. 332 >
SALARIES ‑- RIGHT OF ONE ELECTED TO FILL UNEXPIRED TERM OF OFFICE TO INCREASE IN COMPENSATION The constitutional inhibition against increase or diminution of salary applies to one filling an unexpired term of office.              
AGO 1956 NO. 333 >
LOG PATROL LICENSE Log patrol licenses may be issued only to those persons operating floating equipment.                                 
AGO 1956 NO. 334 >
INSURANCE ‑- SECURITIES ‑- SALE OF ‑- LICENSE TO SELL (1) An individual soliciting the sale of securities to members of the public under a solicitation permit pursuant to RCW chapter 48.06 must comply with the terms of RCW 21.04.090. (2) Companies for whom individuals under RCW 48.06.090 sell
AGO 1956 NO. 335 >
SCHOOLS ‑- SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- EMINENT DOMAIN A school district cannot condemn lands already devoted to a public use.                               
AGO 1956 NO. 336 >
TAXATION; PROPERTY TAXES; EQUALIZATION There appears to be no constitutional defect in proposed legislation which would constitute boards of school directors or boards of equalization with respect to property in school districts for purposes of school district taxes.      
AGO 1956 NO. 337 >
TAXATION ‑- EXCISE TAXES ‑- EMPLOYEES State business and occupation and sales taxes apply to charges made by persons who work by the day in the construction and remodeling of homes or buildings furnishing only labor if their status is that of an independent contractor.  Said taxes do not apply
AGO 1956 NO. 338 >
REGULATION OF OFF-SHORE FISHING BY CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON Director of Fisheries may promulgate regulations affecting fishing of state citizens beyond the three mile limit provided like legislation becomes effective jointly as to the citizens of Oregon and California.   
AGO 1956 NO. 339 >
MEANING OF THE WORD "GARAGE" ‑- AUTOMOBILES ‑- STORAGE GARAGE ‑- STOLEN AND ABANDONED ‑- LEFT IN GARAGE The word "garage," as used in the last two paragraphs of RCW 46.52.110 refer to parking lots, both open-air and enclosed.             
AGO 1956 NO. 340 >
APPROPRIATIONS FOR REMODELING INCLUDE NECESSARY FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT WHEN SO INDICATED BY THE LEGISLATURE Section 2, Chapter 16, Laws of 1955, Ex. Sess., supplemented by Concurrent House Resolution No. 12, indicates an intention of the legislature to authorize the purchase of cafeteria