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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1972 NO. 21 > Sep 14 1972
DISTRICTS ‑- PORTS ‑- INVESTMENT OF SURPLUS FUNDS In authorizing its county treasurer to invest surplus port district funds in qualified investments under RCW 36.29.020, the board of commissioners of a port district has the authority to designate the specific qualified financial institution or
AGO 1972 NO. 22 > Sep 18 1972
COURTS ‑- JUSTICE ‑- COUNTIES ‑- CRIMES ‑- FUNDS ‑- COMPENSATION FOR ATTORNEYS OF INDIGENT DEFENDANTS Attorneys who are constitutionally required to be appointed to represent indigent defendants in misdemeanor cases before a district justice court are to be compensated for their services under RCW
AGO 1972 NO. 23 > Oct 16 1972
TAXATION ‑- REAL PROPERTY ‑- EXEMPTION ‑- ELDERLY ‑- SALE TO NONELIGIBLE GRANTEE ‑- PORTION OF TAX TO BE PAID Where a person eligible for the real property tax exemption granted for residences owned and occupied by certain senior citizens pursuant to RCW 84.36.370-84.36.380 has timely claimed this
AGO 1972 NO. 24 > Oct 25 1972
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- OPTIONAL MUNICIPAL CODE ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- INSURANCE ‑- PERSONAL SERVICES ‑- COMPETITIVE BIDS Because of RCW 35A.40.200, the competitive bidding requirements of RCW 35.23.352 are applicable to contracts executed by a city operating under the optional municipal code when engaged in
AGO 1972 NO. 25 > Nov 30 1972
OFFICES AND OFFICERS‑-STATE‑-GOVERNOR‑-VETO POWER‑-LOTTERIES The veto power of the governor is applicable to a bill authorizing lotteries passed by a sixty percent majority of the members of both houses of the legislature under Article II, § 24 of the state Constitution, as amended by SJR No.5,
AGO 1972 NO. 26 > Dec 4 1972
COURTS ‑- JUVENILE ‑- MOTOR VEHICLES ‑- LICENSES ‑- REPORTS OF JUVENILE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS A juvenile court is required by RCW 13.04.120 to forward to the department of motor vehicles the record of its handling and disposition of all juvenile traffic violation cases coming before such court
AGO 1972 NO. 27 > Dec 5 1972
DISTRICTS ‑- PUBLIC UTILITY ‑- COMMISSIONERS ‑- REALIGNMENT OF COMMISSIONER DISTRICT BOUNDARIES ‑- VOLUNTARY CHANGE OF RESIDENCE ‑- VACATION OF OFFICE (1) Where a public utility district commissioner ceases to be a resident and qualified voter of the commissioner district in which he resided and
AGO 1972 NO. 28 > Dec 6 1972
MOTOR VEHICLES ‑- MOBILE HOME IDENTIFICATION FEE ‑- CREDITED TO MOTOR VEHICLE FUND The entire $9.40 mobile home identification fee provided for by § 16, chapter 231 Laws of 1971, 1st Ex. Sess., is to be paid into the state motor vehicle fund
AGO 1972 NO. 29 > Dec 22 1972
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- MUNICIPAL ‑- REPORTS OF FINANCIAL INTERESTS ‑- REPORTING PERIOD (1) The reports of financial interests which are required from certain candidates for public office and elected officials under § 24 of Initiative No. 276 are to be filed with the Public Disclosure
AGO 1972 NO. 30 > Dec 27 1972
LOTTERIES ‑- GAMBLING ‑- OPERATION OF BINGO GAMES UNDER CHAPTER 9.47 RCW (1) A member operating a bingo game under the provisions of RCW 9.47.390 may be compensated for doing so at a fixed hourly or other periodic rate so long as his compensation is not based upon a percentage of the receipts or