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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1957 NO. 61 >
SCHOOL DISTRICTS; BOND AND EXCESS LEVY PROPOSITIONS; BALLOT TITLES The statutory limitation of 75 words in the ballot title is directory rather than mandatory
AGO 1957 NO. 62 >
UNIFORM FIREARMS ACT ‑- ENFORCEABILITY STATUTES ‑- CONSTRUCTION (1) The uniform firearms act is still in force, though its penalty provision has been declared unconstitutional. (2) The provisions of the uniform firearms act authorizing the carrying of a concealed pistol with a license, should be
AGO 1957 NO. 63 >
MILITIA ‑- UNIFORM ALLOWANCE An individual who has received an initial uniform allowance when commissioned an officer of the Ground National Guard is entitled to another initial uniform allowance following his resignation from the Ground National Guard and his subsequent appointment as an officer
AGO 1957 NO. 64 >
PARKS (COUNTY) ‑- AUTHORITY OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO IMPOSE CHARGE FOR ADMISSION THERETO --COUNTIES (COMMISSIONERS) ‑- AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE A CHARGE FOR ADMISSION TO COUNTY PARKS A board of county commissioners lacks the authority to impose a charge for admission upon the users of county parks
AGO 1957 NO. 65 >
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- OATH OF ALLEGIANCE BY FOREIGN NATIONALS AND SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS -- VOLUNTEER SERVICE BY FOREIGN NATIONALS (1) Foreign nationals are not prohibited from serving in local civil defense organizations but they must take an oath of allegiance to the U. S. (2) Seventh Day Adventists
AGO 1957 NO. 66 >
INSTITUTIONS, DEPT. OF ‑- NATURE OF DUTY TO CARE FOR MENTALLY DEFICIENT CHILDREN -- LEASING OF TEMPORARY FACILITIES FOR CARE OF MENTALLY DEFICIENT CHILDREN The Governor may legally allocate from the Public Institutions Contingency Fund monies sufficient to provide facilities for the temporary
AGO 1957 NO. 67 >
IRRIGATION DISTRICT ‑- CHANGE OF NAME An irrigation district may change its name by removing "irrigation district" from the name only if the new name includes such words as "reclamation district" or words of similar import which will not confuse members of the public
AGO 1957 NO. 68 >
ARCHITECTS' CONTRACTS Where an architect has entered into a written contract with the state agreeing to provide detailed plans, specifications and estimates, and where such plans and specifications have been prepared, submitted and accepted by the state, the architect is entitled to be paid for his
AGO 1957 NO. 69 >
REVOCATION AND REINSTATEMENT OF LICENSE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE AND SURGERY The use of the words "in this act" when used in an amendatory statute applies to the prior and amended law as well as to the amendatory law. It was the intention of the legislature, by the enactment of chapter 202, Laws of
AGO 1957 NO. 70 >
TAXATION ‑- REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX A deed naming no grantee which is given to a purchaser for a consideration vests equitable title in the purchaser, and the transaction constitutes a taxable sale.  Subsequent delivery of the deed by such purchaser to a third person named as grantee in the deed for