Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1959 NO. 41 > May 27 1959
LABOR - DEFINITION OF "EMPLOYEE" WITHIN THE WASHINGTON MINIMUM WAGE AND HOUR ACT AS APPLIED TO COUNTIES. The Washington minimum wage and hour act is applicable to and covers county employees
AGO 1959 NO. 42 > Jun 4 1959
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF GAME - ISSUANCE OF FREE HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES TO DISABLED VETERANS. Section 2, chapter 245, Laws of 1959, which removed the requirement that a disability be service connected in order to entitle a veteran to a free hunting and fishing license does
AGO 1959 NO. 43 > Jun 4 1959
LOGS - STRAY - DEFINITION UNDER RCW 76.40.010 Sunken logs in Lake Drano are stray logs in waters of this state under the provisions of RCW 76.40.010
AGO 1959 NO. 44 > Jun 5 1959
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - SHERIFF - LIABILITY FOR ACTS OF HIS DEPUTIES UNDER INITIATIVE 23. A county sheriff is no longer liable for the acts of his deputies who are in the classified service since the enactment of Initiative 23; but he is liable for acts of his deputies who are not in the
AGO 1959 NO. 45 > Jun 8 1959
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - ISSUANCE OF NEW CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH PURSUANT TO A DECREE OF ADOPTION AS A MINISTERIAL FUNCTION. The Department of Health, through the State Registrar of Vital Statistics, is required to issue a birth certificate pursuant to an adoption decree
AGO 1959 NO. 46 > Jun 24 1959
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - WARRANTS - EFFECT OF STATUTE AUTHORIZING BIMONTHLY PAYMENT TO COUNTY EMPLOYEES UPON STATUTE REQUIRING TEN DAYS BEFORE COUNTY WARRANT IS TO ISSUE, AFTER ITS APPROVAL. RCW 36.17.040, authorizing the payment of salaries bimonthly to county employees, as amended by
AGO 1959 NO. 47 > Jun 25 1959
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE - AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE CERTAIN PUNISHMENT FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE STATE MOTOR VEHICLE CODE. (1) For violations of the motor vehicle code which constitute gross misdemeanors, a justice of the peace can impose both fine and imprisonment. (2) A person previously convicted of
AGO 1959 NO. 48 > Jun 25 1959
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS - SPECIAL SERVICE FUND. (1) Money left from the state allocation of funds to the county superintendent for the 1958-59 school year should be transferred to the new county superintendent's special service fund by order or resolution of the
AGO 1959 NO. 49 > Jun 25 1959
TAXATION - LIABILITY OF PROPERTY ESCHEATING TO THE STATE FOR REAL PROPERTY TAXES AND DRAINAGE DISTRICT ASSESSMENTS. (1) Property taxes on real property escheated to the state should be canceled by the county board of equalization.  (2) Drainage district assessments levied against property escheated
AGO 1959 NO. 50 > Jul 1 1959
CRIMES - A DEFERRED OR SUSPENDED SENTENCE AS A PRIOR CONVICTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF SETTING A MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE ON A SUBSEQUENT CONVICTION. (1) A deferred or suspended sentence is not a prior conviction when it has been dismissed under RCW 9.95.240 -AGO 57-58 No. 106 [[to Board of Prison

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