Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL ‑- GOVERNOR ‑- CERTIFICATION OF ENERGY FACILITY SITES ‑- PREEMPTION OF LOCAL ZONING CODES The certification by the governor of designated energy facilities under chapter 80.50 RCW will have the effect of permitting the
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- COMMISSIONERS ‑- SALARIES ‑- INCREASE IN SALARIES OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS UPON RECLASSIFICATION OF COUNTY Under present state constitutional provisions, it is now permissible for county commissioners to receive a legislatively granted mid-term salary increase
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HOLIDAYS ‑- LABOR ‑- STATE AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES ‑- PAID HOLIDAYS UNDER CHAPTER 24, LAWS OF 1975-1976, 2ND EX. SESS In view of § 1, chapter 24, Laws of 1975-1976, 2nd Ex. Sess., all employees of the state and its political subdivisions are now entitled to such paid holidays, whether concurrent
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CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- OPTIONAL MUNICIPAL CODE ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- PUBLIC WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS ‑- PURCHASES ‑- COMPETATIVE BIDS (1) A code city is not required to call for competitive bids when contracting for the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment which are not being procured in connection
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OCEAN BEACHES ‑- SEASHORE CONSERVATION AREA ‑- APPLICABILITY OF SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT Identification of land included in the Seashore Conservation Area established by chapter 120, Laws of 1967 (chapter 43.51 RCW); establishment and location of Seashore Conservation Line; legally permissible uses
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- PUBLIC DEFENDER ‑- ESTABLISHMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE UNDER CHAPTER 36.26 RCW (1) A county may establish a public defender's office without forming a public defender district pursuant to chapter 36.26 RCW. (2) If a public defender district is formed pursuant
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TAXATION ‑- PROPERTY ‑- PENSIIONS ‑- RETIREMENT ‑- POLICE ‑- FIREMEN ‑- LEOFF ‑- PROPERTY TAXES FOR FIREMEN'S PENSION FUND (1) RCW 41.26.040(3) does not prohibit a city or town from using property tax revenues obtained under RCW 41.16.060 for municipal purposes other than the funding of firemen's
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TAXATION ‑- PROPERTY ‑- EXCISE ‑- LEASES ‑- TAXATION OF IMPROVEMENTS TO LEASEHOLDS OF PUBLIC PROPERTY (1) When improvements are added to publicly owned property which has been leased to a person who would not be exempt from ad valorem property taxes if that person owned the property involved, those
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TAXATION ‑- PROPERTY ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS ‑- APPLICABILITY OF STATUTORY TAX LIMITATION TO CERTAIN MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAXES (1) The 106% limitation on regular property taxes imposed by RCW 84.55.010 does not apply to the taxes levied by a city for the maintenance of its local
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DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- STUDENTS ‑- SPORTS ‑- PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS A school district may require all students desiring to participate in interscholastic athletic activities to undergo, and pass, a physical examination conducted by a qualified