Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1956 NO. 341 > Nov 19 1956
SHERIFFS ‑- LEAVE OF ABSENCE COUNTY OFFICERS ‑- LEAVE OF ABSENCE LEAVE OF ABSENCE ‑- COUNTY OFFICERS The commissioners of a county may not grant a leave of absence to the sheriff for the purpose of enabling the sheriff to accept employment with the United States government in a different locality,
AGO 1956 NO. 342 > Nov 19 1956
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ‑- INITIATIVES ‑- NUMBER OF SIGNATURES A proposed initiative measure circulated and filed prior to December 6, must contain only 50,000 signatures; if filed after that date it must contain signatures equal to eight percent of the total number of votes cast for governor at the
AGO 1956 NO. 343 > Nov 20 1956
THE JURISDICTION OF THE CEMETERY BOARD IN A MATTER PERTAINING TO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN A CITY OF THE THIRD CLASS AND A COMPANY NOT A CORPORATION -- OR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MAUSOLEUM AND THE SALE OF CRYPTS BY THE COMPANY A document described as a least agreement, if it is intended as a lease, which
AGO 1956 NO. 344 > Nov 26 1956
TAXATION ‑- TAX LIENS ‑- ESCHEAT Tax liens against real property become unenforceable upon an escheat to the state, and chapter 5, Laws of 1955, Ex. Sess. (RCW 79.44.170) does not apply
AGO 1956 NO. 345 > Nov 26 1956
COUNTIES ‑- AUTOMOBILES ‑- BID REQUIREMENTS FOR PURCHASE It is not mandatory to call for bids, advertise for a call for bids, and accept the lowest bid in the purchase of an auto for the officers of a third class county
AGO 1956 NO. 346 > Nov 27 1956
STATE SUPPORT OF COUNTY HOSPITALS -- PUBLIC ASSISTANCE MEDICAL CARE FUNDS -- LIMITATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS Appropriation, with express limitations, for administration of Medical Care Act during 1955-1957 biennium is independent of and not to be deemed increased or decreased by advances made to
AGO 1956 NO. 347 > Nov 29 1956
MOTOR VEHICLES ‑- RECKLESS DRIVING ‑- EMBRACING ‑- RACING Embracing and racing are defined as reckless driving and the statutory provisions requiring suspension of operator's license and the furnishing of financial responsibility before reinstatement are applicable
AGO 1956 NO. 348 > Nov 29 1956
MOTOR VEHICLES ‑- FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ‑- MOTORCYCLES ‑- TRACTORS ‑- APPLICABLE TO Operators of motorcycles and farm tractors operated on the public highways are subject to the Financial Responsibility Act (chapters 46.24 and 46.28 RCW) since the definition of motor vehicles contained in said
AGO 1956 NO. 349 > Nov 29 1956
MOTOR VEHICLES ‑- LICENSING ‑- FORK LIFT TRUCK Any vehicle, eligible to be operated on the public highways, whether or not it may be a motor vehicle, may be licensed, but it must meet the statutory requirements applicable to the use and operation of such vehicles while on the highways, not as a
AGO 1956 NO. 350 > Nov 30 1956
STATE EMPLOYEES ‑- STATE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION ‑- LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR ANNUAL MILITARY DUTY ‑- JURY SERVICE The board of trustees of a state college of education is required by law to grant annual paid leaves of absence to employees called up for active military duty.  Such boards have authority to

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