Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1959 NO. 1 >
LEGISLATURE ‑- AUTHORITY OF LEGISLATIVE BUDGET COMMITTEE TO AUDIT ATTENDANCE RECORDS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS WHICH RECEIVE STATE MONEYS. The legislative budget committee has no statutory authority to audit the attendance records of public schools which receive state moneys.     
AGO 1959 NO. 2 >
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- LEGISLATURE ‑- AUTHORITY TO USE PRINCIPAL ASSETS OF CERTAIN FUNDS FOR CAPITAL OUTLAY OR CURRENT OPERATIONS. The legislature may not provide for the use of the principal assets of the permanent common school fund, scientific school permanent fund, university
AGO 1959 NO. 3 >
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- HEALTH OFFICER ‑- FEE FOR EXAMINATION OF MENTALLY ILL PERSONS. A county health officer may be paid a fee for examination of persons suspected of being mentally ill but not be paid per diem for his attendance and testimony on the mental illness complaint.  
AGO 1959 NO. 4 >
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE AUDITOR ‑- AUTHORITY TO PAY CERTAIN FUNDS OUT OF THE STATE TREASURY WITHOUT AN APPROPRIATION. (1) The state accident fund, medical aid fund, reserve accident fund, state employees' retirement fund teachers' retirement pension reserve fund, volunteer firemen's relief
AGO 1959 NO. 5 >
ELECTIONS ‑- VALIDITY ‑- DUTY OF PROSECUTING ATTORNEY (1) Failure of county auditor to provide ballots containing a proposition may affect the validity of the election with regard to the proposition. (2) The validity of an election is a judicial question and certification of an election entitles it
AGO 1959 NO. 6 >
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- ATTORNEY GENERAL ‑- AUTHORITY TO APPOINT SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO ASSIST PROSECUTING ATTORNEY BEFORE GRAND JURY. (1) Prosecuting attorney is not legally authorized to appoint a special deputy who is a nonresident of the county to assist him either before a grand jury or
AGO 1959 NO. 7 >
HIGHWAYS ‑- LEASING AIR RIGHTS FOR PARKING FACILITIES. The state cannot enter into a lease to private parties of air rights over the Tacoma-Seattle‑Everett Freeway in the absence of adequate enabling legislation.               
AGO 1959 NO. 8 >
ELECTIONS ‑- COUNTY ‑- FILLING OF VACANCY OF COUNTY TREASURER. Where an incumbent county treasurer is re‑elected [[reelected]]and dies before the commencement of the new term an appointee filling the vacancy holds office from the date of appointment until the next general election and until a
AGO 1959 NO. 9 >
FUNDS‑-STATE EMPLOYEES' AND WASHINGTON STATE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT. Funds of the state employees' retirement system and the Washington state teachers' retirement system may be utilized to purchase obligations insured by the federal government under the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act.   
AGO 1959 NO. 10 >
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- HIGHWAY COMMISSION ‑- AUTHORITY TO REGULATE THE ERECTION OR LOCATION OF DRIVE‑IN MOVIE SCREENS ALONG STATE HIGHWAYS. The state highway commission does not have the statutory authority to regulate the erection or location of drive‑in theaters along state highways