Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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RETIREMENT ‑- PENSIONS ‑- SALARIES AND WAGES ‑- COMPENSATION ‑- INCLUSION OF TERMINAL LEAVE OR SEVERANCE PAY IN COMPUTING PENSIONS OR RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES (1) Terminal leave or severance payments for unused sick leave or vacation leave are not to be included in determining the salary or
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DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOL ‑- FIRE PROTECTION ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES FOR CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS RCW 52.36.020, as amended by § 1, chapter 88, Laws of 1974, 1st Ex. Sess., does not require a school district with facilities located within a city or town to compensate a
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COUNTIES ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- LEGISLATURE ‑- EXPENDITURES OF COUNTY, CITY OR OTHER MUNICIPAL FUNDS FOR LOBBYING (1) Neither the state public disclosure law (chapter 42.17 RCW) nor any other statute prohibits or restricts a municipal corporation or political subdivision
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CRIMES ‑‑ INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM ‑‑ EFFECTIVE DATE OF DEATH PENALTY INITIATIVE The provisions of Initiative No. 316, defining the crime of aggravated murder in the first degree and providing for a mandatory sentence of death with respect to that degree of murder, do not apply to offenses
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TAXATION ‑- EXEMPTIONS ‑- CONSTITUTIONAL DEADLINE FOR LEGISLATION GRANTING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS Because of the provisions of Article VIII, §§ 5 and 7 of the Washington constitution, any legislation proposing to exempt designated classes of property from 1975 property tax levies collectible in
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- LEGISLATOR ‑- RECEIPT OF COMPENSATION FOR ASSISTANCE IN PREPARATION OF LEGISLATION (1) Circumstances under which a state legislator will be guilty of receiving unlawful compensation under RCW 9A.68.030(1)(a) if, in his official capacity as an employee of either a
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CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- ORDINANCES ‑- VOTING REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE IN FOURTH CLASS CITY Except as provided for in RCW 35.27.270, RCW 35.27.330, RCW 35.33.081 and RCW 35.33.091, an ordinance of a fourth class city (town) may be enacted pursuant to the affirmative vote of a majority of
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DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- ATHLETIC PROGRAMS ‑- EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT ‑- CONSTITUTIONALITY OF SEPARATE ATHLETIC TEAMS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS (1) Under Article XXXI, § 1 (Amendment 61) of the Washington constitution, commonly referred to as the state equal rights amendment, as construed and applied by the
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CRIMES ‑- RAPE ‑- MINIMUM TERM OF CONFINEMENT ‑- DEFERRED OR SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR COMMITMENT AS SEXUAL PSYCHOPATH The requirement of § 4, chapter 14, Laws of 1975, 1st Ex.Sess. (RCW 9.79.170) that persons convicted of first degree rape ". . . be confined for a minimum of three years .
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DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- EMPLOYEES ‑- LEAVE OF ABSENCE WITH PAY FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ‑- ACCUMULATION OF SICK LEAVE AND RETIREMENT CREDIT WHILE ON LEAVE (1) If a school district under RCW 28A.58.100 allows a certified employee to take a leave of absence with pay pursuant to a written policy