Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1963 NO. 31 > Jun 17 1963
TAXATION ‑- PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ‑- ALFALFA SEED ‑- WHEN EXEMPTION APPLICABLE. (1) Alfalfa seed sold and delivered by the farmer-producer to a processor is subject to applicable property taxes even though it is shipped out of the state on or before April 30 of the first year in which it would
AGO 1963 NO. 32 > Jun 18 1963
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES ‑- RULES AND REGULATIONS ‑- CONFLICT WITH PROVISIONS OF INDIAN TREATY ‑- EFFECT. Under a treaty entered into in 1855 by the United States government and the Yakima Indians, the Indians were given exclusive fishing right on rivers "running
AGO 1963 NO. 33 > Jun 19 1963
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ‑- PROPOSED ‑- RESOLUTION ‑- SUBMISSION BASED ON CONTINGENCY WHICH DOES NOT OCCUR. House Joint Resolution No. 4, proposing amendments to the legislative apportionment provisions of the state constitution should not be submitted to the voters at the next general state
AGO 1963 NO. 34 > Jul 1 1963
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- FIREWORKS ‑- STATE FIREWORKS LAW ‑- PERMITS ‑- ORDINANCE ‑- AUTHORITY OF CITY TO LIMIT OR RESTRICT RIGHT TO APPLY FOR PERMIT. A city or town may not by ordinance limit or restrict the issuance of a permit for the manufacture, importation, exportation, possession, sale, use or
AGO 1963 NO. 35 > Jul 15 1963
MUNICIPALITIES ‑- JOINT OWNERSHIP AND OPERATION OF PUBLIC AIRPORT ‑- CONTRACTS FOR PUBLIC WORK OR FOR PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PERSONAL PROPERTY. There is no state law requiring the board administering a jointly-operated municipal airport to call for bids for construction of public works or
AGO 1963 NO. 36 > Jul 17 1963
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- COUNCIL ‑- CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION ‑- REQUIREMENT OF RESIDENCE FOR FIREMEN AND POLICEMEN ‑- ESTABLISHMENT OF MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR PERSON NOT IN RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 1. Chapter 95, Laws of 1963, does not authorize a city by ordinance, or its civil service commission by
AGO 1963 NO. 37 > Jul 19 1963
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ‑- STATE COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING ‑- AUTHORITY TO RECEIVE AND EXPEND FEDERAL FUNDS. The department of commerce and economic development under chapter 161, Laws of 1963, has the authority (1) to do state comprehensive planning
AGO 1963 NO. 38 > Jul 22 1963
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- METROPOLITAN ‑- MUNICIPALITY OF METROPOLITAN SEATTLE ‑- WITHDRAWAL OF TERRITORY ‑- LACK OF AUTHORITY. Under the laws of the state of Washington there is no authority by which territory presently within the boundaries of the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle may be
AGO 1963 NO. 39 > Jul 24 1963
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- AUTHORITY TO RENT ROAD EQUIPMENT TO LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE ORGANIZATION. A board of county commissioners has the authority to rent county road equipment to local civil defense organizations of the political subdivisions of this state
AGO 1963 NO. 40 > Jul 25 1963
TAXATION ‑- REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX ‑- SALE ‑- AUTHORITY OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO ALTER DEFINITION. The board of county commissioners does not have the authority by ordinance or resolution to alter the definition of "sale" as it appears in chapter 28.45 RCW so as to exempt a transfer by a

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