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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1961 NO. 71 >
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- FIRST CLASS ‑- LIABILITY INSURANCE ‑- AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE. (1) A city of the first class, in the absence of any restrictive provision of its own charter, has the power under existing state law to enact an ordinance authorizing the purchase of liability insurance out of city
AGO 1961 NO. 72 >
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- THIRD CLASS ‑- AMBULANCES ‑- POWER TO OPERATE. (1) A city of the third class may maintain and operate an ambulance to such extent as is essential to the general health, welfare and safety of its inhabitants, subject to certain limitations. (2) A city of the third class does not
AGO 1961 NO. 73 >
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- POWER TO FIND AND DECLARE A PUBLIC EMERGENCY AND MAKE EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS. In the event that the participation by the county auditor in the governor's pre‑emergency [[preemergency]]registration program would result in an exhaustion of the
AGO 1961 NO. 74 >
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY TREASURER ‑- INVESTMENT OF MUNICIPAL FUNDS ‑- DEPOSIT OF SERVICE FEE UNDER CHAPTER 254, LAWS OF 1961. The investment service fee collected by the county treasurer pursuant to chapter 254, Laws of 1961, must be deposited in the county current expense fund.  
AGO 1961 NO. 75 >
JUDGES ‑- RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE ‑- COMPUTATION OF. Under the provisions of § 1, chapter 286, Laws of 1961, less than a full year's service is to be considered in computing the retirement allowance of a judge of the supreme or superior court.          
AGO 1961 NO. 76 >
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- AUTHORITY TO RENT ROAD EQUIPMENT. 1. The board of county commissioners has the authority to rent county road equipment to (a) the United States department of agriculture forest service; (b) bureau of Indian affairs of the United States department of
AGO 1961 NO. 77 >
COURTS ‑- SUPERIOR ‑- CLERKS ‑- STATUTE GOVERNING FEES. The clerks of the superior courts, effective June 8, 1961, shall charge $2.00 for the approval of bonds in other than ordinary civil actions or probate proceedings in accordance with the provisions of § 1, chapter 304, Laws of 1961.  
AGO 1961 NO. 78 >
TAXATION ‑- REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX ‑- APPLICABILITY TO SALE OF INDIVIDUAL APARTMENT BY APARTMENT OWNER. The sale of an individual apartment by the owner of an apartment building which entitles the purchaser to a warranty deed upon completion of payments, is a "sale" within the meaning of RCW 28.45
AGO 1961 NO. 79 >
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS ‑- CREATION THEREOF TO FINANCE FALLOUT SHELTERS. Cities and towns have the authority to create local improvement districts for the purpose of financing the construction of community fallout shelters provided the plan therefor is first submitted to
AGO 1961 NO. 80 >
TRADING STAMPS ‑- REDEEMABLE IN MERCHANDISE ‑- APPLICABILITY OF LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. The licensing requirements of chapter 36.91 RCW apply to a retail store which (1) issues trading stamps redeemable in Washington in cash only, but (2) through its employees informs its customers that such