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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1956 NO. 231 >
 GAME FUND ‑- CREDITING FINES IMPOSED UNDER STATUTES REGULATING POSSESSION AND USE OF FIREARMS IN VEHICLES AND ON HIGHWAYS. As of February 23, 1955, the Game Fund should be credited with 50% of all monies received from fines imposed under RCW 77.16.250 and RCW 77.16.260 regulating possession and
AGO 1956 NO. 232 >
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- RIGHT TO INSURE AGAINST LIABILITY FOR ACCIDENTS ‑- SCHOOL PATROL.  (1) Under some factual situations a school district may be liable in case of injury to a school patrolman while on patrol duty. (2) School districts have specific authority to insure members of a school patrols
AGO 1956 NO. 233 >
PROPERTY TAXES ‑- REFUNDS ‑- PROTEST. One wishing to protest part or all of his property taxes, may pay his tax in two installments as permitted by RCW 84.56.020 and file his protest with the payment of each installment
AGO 1956 NO. 234 >
TAXES, TAX REFUNDS, PROTEST.  First-half payment of taxes must be made under protest if the taxpayer is to preserve his right to possible refund of such taxes, and an unlawful portion of taxes cannot be deducted from the total amount due the county treasurer, but the entire amount shown must be
AGO 1956 NO. 235 >
REWARDS ‑- STATE PATROL RETIREMENT FUND.  Officers of the state patrol cannot lawfully claim a reward for apprehending wanted persons, since it is their duty, along with other peace officers, to apprehend them. A reward cannot be designated or required by an officer of the state patrol, to be paid
AGO 1956 NO. 236 >
LIQUOR PROFITS ‑- APPLICATION OF STATE CENSUS BOARD FIGURES TO FORMULA FOR DISTRIBUTION.  State Census Board population estimates may not be used for the purpose of determining distribution of state liquor profits. The last federal census or official county census, whichever is later, as affected
AGO 1956 NO. 237 >
COUNTY TREASURERS ‑- RIGHT TO CHARGE FOR COLLECTION COSTS OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS.  In the absence of statutory authority, county treasurers may not add their costs of collection or a service charge to the assessment rolls
AGO 1956 NO. 238 >
COUNTIES ‑- FLOOD CONTROL ‑- DRAINS ‑- FLOOD WATERS ‑- SURFACE WATERS ‑- COUNTY ROAD FUNDS ‑- BUILDING PERMITS ‑- RIVER IMPROVEMENT FUNDS ‑- FLOOD CONTROL MAINTENANCE FUNDS.  Chapter 86.12 RCW, which is derived from chapter 204, Laws of 1941, empowers the various counties of this state to condemn
AGO 1956 NO. 239 >
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- METROPOLITAN PARK DISTRICTS ‑- PARKS ‑- SWIMMING POOLS ‑- COUNTIES ‑- SCHOOL DISTRICTS.  Chapter 67.20 RCW, which empowers separately organized park districts to acquire land for swimming pools, to build, operate and maintain swimming pools, to enact police regulations therefor
AGO 1956 NO. 240 >
SCHOOLS, ELECTIONS, POLLING PLACES, VACATIONS.  The directors of a school district must make school facilities available for use as polling places at the request of the county auditor on the dates of a state primary or general election.  A school vacation may be declared by the school directors if