Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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PLATTING - AUTHORITY TO ACQUIRE DRAINAGE RELEASES AS CONDITION TO APPROVAL OF PROPOSED PLAT. Under the provisions of chapter 271, Laws of 1969, Ex. Sess., the legislative body of a county, city or town may not require that a platter, as a condition precedent to approval of the proposed plat, secure
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ARREST - POLICE OFFICERS - CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF ACCUSED PERSONS - ADMISSIBILITY OF EVIDENCE. (1) The provisions of the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution are applicable to any detention of a person for investigation of suspected criminal conduct irrespective of whether or not the
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CITIES AND TOWNS - CONTRACTS - INSURANCE - CODIFICATION OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES - COMPETITIVE BIDS. Under the provisions of RCW 35.23.352, a city or town of the second, third or fourth class is required to call for bids in the manner prescribed therein where the city or town seeks (a) to award a
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INSURANCE - TAXATION - CITIES AND TOWNS - PRE EMPTION - MUNICIPAL TAXATION OF INSURANCE BROKERS AND SOLICITORS. Section 9 (4), chapter 241, Laws of 1969, Ex. Sess., by which the legislature extended the state's pre emption of excise taxation with respect to insurers to include "or their agents,"
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CITIES AND TOWNS - CHANGE OF GOVERNMENTAL CLASSIFICATION - OPTIONAL MUNICIPAL CODE - INITIATIVE METHOD - ACCEPTANCE During the pendency of proceedings under a resolution of the legislative body of an incorporated city to change its governmental classification to that of a noncharter code city under
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CIVIL SERVICE - STATE - EMPLOYEES - TRANSFER - ACCUMULATED LEAVE (1) When a state employee transfers from a classified civil service position which is subject to chapter 41.06 RCW to either a classified or an exempt position which is covered by chapter 28B.16 RCW, he is not entitled to receive
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PENSIONS - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' AND FIRE FIGHTERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM - GROUP HOSPITALIZATION AND MEDICAL AID INSURANCE. (1) The requirement that a county or other political subdivision providing its employees with hospital and medical aid coverage under RCW 41.04.180 must offer a choice of
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CITIES AND TOWNS - OPTIONAL MUNICIPAL CODE - CHANGE OF GOVERNMENTAL CLASSIFICATION - INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM IN NONCHARTER CODE CITY (1) The legislature has not granted the powers of initiative and referendum to the resident voters of a noncharter code city having a population of less than ten
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS FOR WOMEN - CONFLICT BETWEEN FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS (1) An employer in this state who is governed by Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C., § 2000e 2) may not invoke the provisions of RCW 49.28
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - ELEVATOR CODE - MUNICIPALITY'S JURISDICTION A municipality which had an elevator code in effect prior to 1963 may continue to assume jurisdiction over conveyances in buildings owned by the municipality itself as well as privately owned buildings