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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1957 NO. 91 > Jul 2 1957
HOUSING AUTHORITIES ‑- DISPOSITION OF REAL PROPERTY A local housing authority may dispose of unimproved land which is in excess of current needs where such land was acquired to qualify the authority as transferee of temporary war housing from the federal government under the relinquishment
AGO 1957 NO. 92 > Jul 5 1957
SCHOOL DISTRICT EXCESS LEVY ‑- VOTING REQUIREMENTS. The voting requirements for a special election held by a school district after June 13, 1957, for authority to impose an excess tax levy are to be determined under Section 1, Chapter 32, Laws of 1957
AGO 1957 NO. 93 > Jul 9 1957
PAROLE AND PROBATION OFFICERS ‑- TORT LIABILITY (1) An officer or employee of the state would be liable for the consequences of his own wrongful or negligent acts in the operation of a state‑owned car. (2) A state parole or probation officer has the duty safely to transport a parolee or
AGO 1957 NO. 94 > Jul 9 1957
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- KINDERGARTENS ‑- COLLECTION OF FEE A school district of the first class may not collect a fee from parents of kindergarten pupils in order to make up a deficiency in public funds available for operation of kindergartens
AGO 1957 NO. 95 > Jul 9 1957
REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX A transfer by a vendee of his interest to a third person where no consideration is involved except the assumption of the vendee's liability to pay the balance of the purchase price is excluded from the term "sale
AGO 1957 NO. 96 > Jul 10 1957
TAXATION ‑- INDIANS ‑- LIENS, TAX Land purchased with trust funds from white man by Indian, title being taken by U. S. in trust, is tax exempt, and while existing tax liens are unenforceable, subsequent grantees take subject to such liens
AGO 1957 NO. 97 > Jul 11 1957
INDIAN RESERVATION ‑- INCLUSION IN DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ‑- DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ‑- AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. County commissioners may include nontaxable Indian lands within a drainage improvement district if federal government agrees to pay the district the
AGO 1957 NO. 98 > Jul 16 1957
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- TAXES ‑- ORDINANCES ‑- RETROACTIVE CONSTRUCTION A municipal ordinance amending a prior ordinance may not be construed and applied retroactively unless a contrary intention is manifested by the most clear and unequivocal expression
AGO 1957 NO. 99 > Jul 17 1957
LIBRARY ‑- TAXATION ‑- MUNICIPALITIES ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS Publicly owned land within a library district is subject to the district tax levy beginning on the next assessment date following passage of title into private ownership, provided such land is not included within the corporate limits of a
AGO 1957 NO. 100 > Jul 24 1957
APPROPRIATION BILLS SUPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ‑- HANDICAPPED CHILDREN ‑- USE OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR CARE OF ADULTS. The word "exceptional" as used in a statute refers to above average children and the appropriation for educational services for such children can be used without the enactment