Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1988 NO. 1 >
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- SPECIAL LEVIES ‑- LEVY REDUCTION FUNDS ‑- BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS  1.  The Local Education Program Enhancement Funds appropriated by the Legislature in section 506 of chapter 7, Laws of 1987, 1st Ex. Sess., are block grant funds and therefore are "levy reduction funds"
AGO 1988 NO. 2 >
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- STATUTORY AUTHORITY ‑- HEALTH CARE CLINICS School districts do not, under current state law, have authority to operate adolescent health care clinics, or to provide public funds or school facilities for such clinics.           
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STATE AGENCIES ‑- AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ‑- HOUSING OF PRISONERS  The Washington Department of Corrections has authority to enter into an agreement whereby the Department will house federal prisoners in Washington state prisons, in return for monetary payments from the
AGO 1988 NO. 4 >
STATE AGENCIES ‑- MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- CONTRACTS FOR ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES  1. A public agency may not, in procuring architectural or engineering services, consider proposed price or cost in determining which firm is most highly qualified to provide services.  2.
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CHILDREN ‑- CHILD ABUSE ‑- CRIMES ‑- SCHOOLS TEACHERS  1.  State law authorizes but does not require the Department of Social and Health Services (Child Protective Services) to investigate complaints of child abuse allegedly perpetrated by third parties (that is, persons not the parent or
AGO 1988 NO. 6 >
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ‑- SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES ‑- FAMILY ASSISTANCE PLAN Chapter 74.21 RCW does not authorized the random assignment of new applicants for public assistance between the new family independence program and the existing assistance program.        
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TAXATION ‑- COUNTIES ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- PLATTING AND SUBDIVISIONS ‑- FEES Where counties, cities, and towns charge fees for short plats in amounts designed to cover the actual cost of administering a regulatory program, such fees are authorized by statute and are not an improper form of
AGO 1988 NO. 8 >
ROADS AND BRIDGES, STATE ‑- TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF ‑- STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION  1.           When categorizing proposed construction projects for purposes of funding pursuant to RCW 47.05.030 and 47.05.051, the Transportation Commission
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CRIMES ‑- COURTS ‑- COUNTIES ‑- COUNTY FUNDS ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- CITY AND TOWN ORDINANCES 1.  !ih*If a city or town police officer arrests a person for a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor violation of state law within the city or town limits and delivers that person to county
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FIREARMS‑-CRIMES‑-MENTAL ILLNESS              1.  A person who has been convicted of a crime of violence as defined in statute, or a felony in which a firearm was used or displayed, or a felony violation of Washington's Uniform