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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1959 NO. 81 > Oct 29 1959
TAXATION - GIFTS - A TRUST INSTRUMENT WHICH MAKES A PRESENT GIFT OF PROPERTY TO A MINOR BY MEANS OF A TERMINATION PROVISION EXERCISABLE BY THE DONEE AS VESTING A PRESENT INTEREST A trust instrument which makes a present gift of property to a minor person by means of a termination provision
AGO 1959 NO. 82 > Nov 6 1959
DISTRICTS - FIRE PROTECTION - OWNERSHIP OF STATION, EQUIPMENT AND REAL PROPERTY WHERE A PORTION OF THE DISTRICT IS ANNEXED TO A CITY OR INCORPORATED AS A MUNICIPALITY OR IS WITHDRAWN FROM THE DISTRICT UNDER CHAPTER 237, LAWS OF 1959. (1) A municipality owns the fire station, equipment and real
AGO 1959 NO. 83 > Nov 16 1959
RAILROADS - FULL CREW LAW - TURNAROUND TRAINS. A "turnaround" train constitutes two trains, and two railroad companies jointly using a common track, each of whom operates a "turnaround" train within the statutory 24-hour period with 25 or more cars without a full crew of six men, are violating the
AGO 1959 NO. 84 > Nov 17 1959
CITIES AND TOWNS - MANAGER-COUNCIL FORM OF GOVERNMENT AS SUCCEEDING COMMISSION FORM OF GOVERNMENT. The Manager-Council form of government can be put into effect in a city which is presently operating under the commission form of government during the term of office of the present commissioners
AGO 1959 NO. 85 > Nov 18 1959
SCHOOL DISTRICT - BASIS OF VOTE TURNOUT REQUIREMENT AT A SPECIAL ELECTION TO VALIDATE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS HELD AFTER THE MARCH GENERAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION BUT PRIOR TO NOVEMBER STATE GENERAL ELECTION.  A school district desiring to issue general obligation bonds to be redeemed by excess
AGO 1959 NO. 86 > Nov 20 1959
SCHOOLS - FEDERAL FOREST FUND PAYMENT - ALLOCATION BY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT AND SCHOOL DIRECTORS. After Federal Forest Funds have been allocated by the county commissioners to the county superintendent who apportions them to the school district, the board of directors of the
AGO 1959 NO. 87 > Nov 25 1959
COUNTY - ROADS - WITH THE RIGHT OF WAY ACQUIRED BY COUNTY UNDER RCW 36.75.070 AND 36.75.080. The width of the right of way which a county is entitled to rely upon for maintenance and improvement on highways acquired by the county under RCW 36.75.070 and 36.75.080 is such width as is reasonably
AGO 1959 NO. 88 > Dec 10 1959
MOTOR VEHICLES - OPERATORS' LICENSES - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS - AUTHORITY TO STOP MOTORIST TO SEE OPERATOR'S LICENSE. A law enforcement officer has no authority, either statutory or common law, to stop a motorist for the sole purpose of determining whether the motorist has a valid operator's
AGO 1959 NO. 89 > Dec 11 1959
ELECTIONS - BALLOTS - AUTHORITY OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO PLACE TWO INCONSISTENT PROPOSITIONS RELATING TO FORMATION OF A NEW PORT DISTRICT AND ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY TO ANOTHER PORT DISTRICT ON THE SAME BALLOT. Two propositions, one for annexing territory to a port district and another
AGO 1959 NO. 90 > Dec 21 1959
TAXATION - USE FUEL - ENFORCEMENT OF LIEN. The state of Washington may enforce its use fuel tax lien against a motor vehicle owned by a Canadian corporation whenever and wherever it may be found in Washington even though the present owner was a bona fide purchaser for value of the vehicle and had

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