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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 2013 NO. 1 >
TRANSPORTATION—Voter Approval Requirement For High Capacity Transportation System Plan A transit agency seeking to establish high capacity transportation service that does not intend to rely upon local option revenue sources authorized by RCW 81.104.150 through .170 is required to obtain voter
AGO 2013 NO. 2 >
DISTRICT, IRRIGATION—CONTRACTS—STATUTORY AUTHORITY—PUBLIC FUNDS —Authority Of Irrigation Districts To Indemnify The United States Irrigation districts have the statutory authority to enter into contracts with the United States Bureau of Reclamation, but lack the statutory authority to indemnify
AGO 2013 NO. 3 >
DISTRICT, PUBLIC HOSPITAL—HOSPITALS—PUBLIC FUNDS—HEALTH—CONTRACTS—Whether A Public Hospital District Violates RCW 9.02 If It Contracts With A Provider Of Health Care Services That Declines To Provide Certain Services A public hospital district that provides, directly or by contract, maternity care
AGO 2013 NO. 4 >
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES—TAX LEVIES—Authorizing The Uninterrupted Continuation Of An Emergency Medical Services Levy   Where local voters have previously approved an emergency medical services levy for either a six-year or ten-year period, the approval of at least 60 percent of the voters
AGO 2013 NO. 5 >
TAXATION—TIMBER—COUNTY TREASURER—BONDS—Use Of Timber Excise Tax A local taxing district other than a school district may use timber tax revenues distributed under RCW 84.33.081(2) only to pay debt services related to capital bonds authorized under RCW 84.52.056. RCW 84.33.081(2) does not specify
AGO 2013 NO. 6 >
ENERGY—DISTRICT, PUBLIC UTILITY—UTILITIES—CITIES AND TOWNS—CONSERVATION—ELECTRICAL—STATE AUDITOR—Identification Of Cost-Effective Energy Conservation Potential By Consumer-Owned Utilities The reference to the “most recently published regional power plan” in RCW 19.285.040(1)(a), which was