Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1957 NO. 31 >
RETAIL SALES TAX ‑- CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS ‑- CONSUMERS Sales tax applies to construction of buildings, including schools, unless purchaser has no immediate possessory right in the real property upon which the building is constructed.           
AGO 1957 NO. 32 >
COUNTY ROADS ‑- VACATION AND ABANDONMENT The duty and liability of a county to maintain a county road once a part of a county road system cannot be divested by mere resolution.                      
AGO 1957 NO. 33 >
INSTITUTE OF FOREST PRODUCTS ‑- AUTHORITY OF DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES OVER The institute of forest products is an autonomous agency with respect to forestry matters, subject to the department of conservation and development only with respect to certain administrative matters.   
AGO 1957 NO. 34 >
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- 4TH CLASS CITY, POWER OF TOWN COUNCIL TO RETAIN ATTORNEY --MAYOR ‑- REMOVAL OF BY RESOLUTION OF TOWN COUNCIL (1) Town council has no power to employ private attorney (2) Town council has no power to remove mayor by resolution.          
AGO 1957 NO. 35 >
ARREST ‑- FOR MISDEMEANOR ‑- BY CITIZEN, OFFICER A citizen may arrest any person whom he observes committing the crime of petit larceny in his presence. An officer may not arrest a person, without a warrant, on information or suspicion for a misdemeanor not committed in his presence.   
AGO 1957 NO. 36 >
LIBRARY ‑- CHARITABLE TRUSTS The trustees of the A. E. Larson Library trust fund for the benefit of the city of Yakima may expend monies from the fund for the rental of temporary library space and moving of books, while a new regional library is being constructed so long as the benefits accrue to
AGO 1957 NO. 37 >
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- LEGALLY ESTABLISHED LOCAL ORGANIZATION -- CIVIL DEFENSE WORKER ‑- COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES ‑- ELIGIBILITY In order for a local civil defense worker to qualify for the benefits of the state act it must have been established and organized as a civil defense agency which has been
AGO 1957 NO. 38 >
TAXATION ‑- EXCISE TAX ON AIRCRAFT New owner registering used aircraft in this state after March 31, is entitled to excise tax reduction even though plane had at some prior time been registered by former owner.                
AGO 1957 NO. 39 >
JUSTICE COURT ‑- VENUE A defendant in a criminal action in justice court is limited to one change of venue as a matter of right when he makes an affidavit that he cannot have a fair and impartial trial.  Any further changes are within the discretion of the court.     
AGO 1957 NO. 40 >
COUNTY TREASURER ‑- POWERS The county treasurer may hold up payment of a warrant if he believes such payment will be illegal; he may not split the warrant, paying the concededly valid portion only, but must obtain from the county auditor a new warrant in the correct amount.