Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1957 NO. 21 >
TERMINATION PAY The secretary of the senate, but not the sergeant at arms, is entitled to termination pay under the provisions of chapter 140, Laws of 1955, RCW 43.01.040 through 43.01.043.  The formula computed by the committee on standards dated July 7, 1955, conforms to the provisions of
AGO 1957 NO. 22 >
WEED DISTRICTS ‑- AUTHORITY TO INCUR INDEBTEDNESS PRIOR TO FIRST TAX ASSESSMENT IN NEW DISTRICT Expenses incurred in preparing tax assessment roll in newly created weed district can be paid in following year when funds are available from assessment.         
AGO 1957 NO. 23 >
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ‑- DEBT LIMITATION A Bond issue to finance the construction of certain buildings at the University of Washington does not contravene constitutional limitations on the amount of state debt that may be incurred, if passable solely from tuition fees.       
AGO 1957 NO. 24 >
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- ESTABLISHING BOUNDARIES FOR INCORPORATION Where a legally sufficient power has been presented to the board of county commissioners praying for the incorporation of a certain described area now unincorporated as a town, the board cannot exclude from the boundaries of the proposed
AGO 1957 NO. 25 >
CITIES AND TOWNS, THIRD CLASS COUNCIL, VACANCIES, FILLING OF MAYOR, AUTHORITY TO CAST TIE‑BREAKING VOTE (1) The majority of councilmen voting (there being a quorum present) can fill vacancies in the city council of a third class city. (2) The mayor of a third class city has no authority to cast a
AGO 1957 NO. 26 >
IRRIGATION DISTRICTS ‑- COMPENSATION OF DIRECTOR FOR LOBBYING An irrigation district may not compensate a director for expenses undertaken in connection with lobbying for federal legislation.                   
AGO 1957 NO. 27 >
TAXATION ‑- FEDERAL TAX LIENS ON WAGES ‑- ENFORCEMENT Debtor of delinquent federal taxpayer need not pay over to government funds owed to taxpayer until actual service of notice of levy.                    
AGO 1957 NO. 28 >
PILOTS ‑- APPLICABILITY OF PUGET SOUND PILOTAGE ACT A vessel which is being propelled by a tug, towing barge, or tug separately, is being navigated and is subject to the provisions of the; Puget Sound Pilotage Act requiring the services of a State pilot on Puget Sound and adjacent inland waters.
AGO 1957 NO. 29 >
"BLUE SKY LAWS" ‑- FRAUD ‑- MISREPRESENTATION Under existing laws, common laws as well as statutory, the attorney general does not have any power or duties independent of other branches or departments of government to protect the public against fraud and/or misrepresentation in the sale of
AGO 1957 NO. 30 >
SECURITIES ‑- QUALIFICATION OF FOREIGN CORPORATIONS A Nevada corporation seeking permission to sell its stock in this state and which intends to engage in the insurance field is within the jurisdiction of the insurance commissioner for acts provided in RCW 21.04.060. The above‑mentioned corporation