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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1975 NO. 31 > Mar 19 1975
DISTRICTS ‑- WATER ‑- BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ‑- INSURANCE ‑- LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR WATER DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS Under RCW 57.08.105, the board of commissioners of a water district is authorized to purchase liability insurance to protect its own members against liability for personal or bodily
AGLO 1975 NO. 32 > Mar 19 1975
HOUSING AUTHORITIES ‑- PUBLIC ‑- CONSTITUTIONALITY OF BILL EXPANDING POWER OF HOUSING AUTHORITY Discussion of the constitutionality of House Bill No.449, pending before the 1975 legislature, insofar as this bill would authorize a housing authority to provide housing to persons other than those of
AGLO 1975 NO. 33 > Mar 19 1975
COUNTIES ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- AUTHORITY OF COUNTY TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE CITY FIRE SERVICE RCW 36.32.470 authorizes a county under certain stated circumstances to provide financial assistance, without consideration, to a city located within the county for the purpose of improving
AGLO 1975 NO. 34 > Mar 21 1975
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- GOVERNOR ‑- LEGISLATURE ‑- VETO ‑- TIME OF PASSAGE OF BILL OVERRIDING GUBERNATORIAL VETO The ability of the first extra special session of the 1975 legislature to override a gubernatorial veto of a bill passed by the legislature prior to 1975 is not clear;
AGLO 1975 NO. 35 > Mar 28 1975
HIGHWAYS ‑- FUNDS ‑- USE OF MOTOR VEHICLE FUND BY PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The state motor vehicle fund may be used to finance the operation of a proposed state department of transportation only to the extent that the activities and services of such a department would be related to
AGLO 1975 NO. 36 > Mar 28 1975
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ‑- EMPLOYEES ‑- SALARIES ‑- RETROACTIVE PAY RAISES FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES Under Article II, § 25 (Amendment 35) of the state constitution, a retroactive pay increase for college and university classified employees would be unconstitutional; however, the higher education
AGLO 1975 NO. 37 > Apr 1 1975
AIRPORTS ‑- LEASES ‑- LEGALITY OF CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC AIRPORT ON LEASEHOLD PROPERTY It would be illegal for the state to expend funds for capital improvements on real property in which it merely holds a leasehold interest unless it is entitled to (and physically able to) remove the improvements
AGLO 1975 NO. 38 > Apr 7 1975
INITIATIVE NO. 276 ‑- PUBLIC RECORDS ‑- ACCESS TO LISTS OF INDIVIDUALS (1) If the welcome service requests the name of individuals who are identified as new to the area on public records, and receives such names in list form, it is requesting a list of individuals for a commercial purpose under RCW
AGLO 1975 NO. 39 > Apr 9 1975
SCHOOLS ‑- DISTRICTS ‑- FUNDING ‑- CONSTITUTIONALITY OF PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING SYSTEM Description of public school financing system in existence at the time of commencement of Northshore School District No. 417 v. Kinnear, 84 Wn.2d 685 (1974); resume of supreme court's decision regarding
AGLO 1975 NO. 40 > Apr 9 1975
PENSIONS ‑- RETIREMENT ‑- MUNICIPAL FIREMEN ‑- POST-RETIREMENT INCREASES Municipal firemen retired under a pension law predating chapter 91, Laws of 1947, are not entitled to receive a post-retirement increase under the provisions of chapter 190, Laws of 1974, 1st Ex. Sess