Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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GOVERNOR ‑- EXECUTIVE ORDER ‑- LEGISLATURE ‑- WETLANDS ‑- AUTHORITY OF GOVERNOR TO ISSUE EXECUTIVE ORDER HAVING THE FORCE AND EFFECT OF LAW The legislative authority of the State of Washington is vested in the Legislature.  In absence of a statute or constitutional provision that serves as a source
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CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- COUNTIES ‑- ELECTIONS ‑- OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- CHARTERS ‑- OPTIONAL MUNICIPAL CODE ‑- AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE TERM LIMITATIONS ON ELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS 1.   Charter cities, charter counties, noncharter first class cities and noncharter code cities have the authority
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AIDS ‑- JUVENILES ‑- HIV TESTING OF JUVENILES ADJUDGED TO HAVE COMMITTED SEXUAL OFFENSES RCW 70.24.340 provides for mandatory HIV testing and counseling for persons convicted of a sexual offense under chapter 9A.44 RCW.  A juvenile is not convicted of a sexual offense under chapter 9A.44 RCW. 
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ‑- COUNSELORS ‑- REGISTRATION OF COUNSELORS UNDER THE OMNIBUS CREDENTIALING ACT FOR COUNSELORS RCW 18.19.030 requires counselors to register with the Department of Health.  This registration requirement applies to individuals who provide counseling services.  A business that
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COUNTIES ‑- IRRIGATION ‑- DISTRICTS ‑- ASSESSMENTS ‑- PROPERTY ‑- TAXATION ‑- LIENS ‑- SALE OF PROPERTY ACQUIRED BY FORECLOSURE BY A COUNTY OR AN IRRIGATION DISTRICT 1.  RCW 87.06.100(4) provides that when an irrigation district sells property acquired in a foreclosure proceeding, it shall not
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FIREARMS ‑- MILITARY ‑- Application of machine gun prohibition to members of the armed forces. RCW 9.41.190 prohibits the ownership or possession of a machine gun.  This prohibition does not apply to any officer or member of the armed forces.  The exception to the machine gun prohibition for
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COUNTIES ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- CIVIL SERVICE ‑- SHERIFF ‑- POLICE ‑- Seniority status of city police officer transferring to county sheriff's office RCW 41.14.260 provides that a city police officer transferring to a county sheriff's office pursuant to RCW 41.14.250 shall have the same rights,
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BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARD ‑- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ‑- WATER ‑- COUNTIES ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- Authority of Boundary Review Board to Review Extension of Water Service When the Extension Occurs Pursuant to a Coordinated Water System Plan. RCW 70.116.020 establishes the procedure for adopting coordinated
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PUBLIC FUNDS ‑- ANNUAL LEAVE ‑- SICK LEAVE ‑- COUNTIES ‑- PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM ‑- Applicability of Gift of Public Funds Prohibition and Contribution Requirements for Public Employees Retirement System to County Sick Leave Bank. 1.  There is a proposal by a county to establish a sick
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IRRIGATION ‑- DISTRICTS ‑- PROPERTY ‑- TAXATION ‑- SERVICE OF PROCESS ‑- ATTORNEYS ‑- COSTS ‑- Service required for foreclosure of irrigation district tax lien, sales price and redemption rights             1.   Service must provide notice reasonably calculated to inform interested parties of