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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1977 NO. 11 > May 6 1977
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- CHURCHES ‑- RELIGION ‑- CONSTITUTIONALITY OF MANDATORY MINUTE OF SILENCE FOR MEDITATION OR PRAYER Legislation providing for a mandatory minute of silence at the commencement of each school day in the public schools of our state, to be observed for meditation or prayer at the
AGO 1977 NO. 12 > Jun 2 1977
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- SHERIFF-LABOR ‑- APPLICABILITY OF STATE MINIMUM WAGE ACT TO DEPUTY SHERIFFS Deputy county sheriffs appointed pursuant to RCW 36.16.070 and chapter 41.14 RCW are exempt from the state minimum wage act (chapter 49.46 RCW) by reason of so much of RCW 49.46.010(5)(k)
AGO 1977 NO. 13 > Jun 8 1977
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- NONRENEWAL OF CONTRACTS OF PROVISIONAL SCHOOL EMPLOYEES (1) A person newly employed by a school district in a teaching or other supervisory certificated position remains a "provisional employee," within the meaning of RCW 28A.67.072,
AGO 1977 NO. 14 > Jun 29 1977
TAXATION ‑- REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX ‑- TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY ‑- TRANSFER FROM CORPORATION TO PARTNERSHIP A transfer of real property from a corporation, prior to but in anticipation of its dissolution, to a partnership consisting of all of the shareholders of the corporation, is not subject to
AGO 1977 NO. 15 > Jul 11 1977
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- LEGISLATOR ‑- COUNTY ‑- ELECTIONS ‑- NECESSITY OF ELECTION TO FILL VACANCY IN PARTISAN COUNTY OR LEGISLATIVE OFFICES (1) If a vacancy occurs in a partisan county or legislative office prior to the state general election which is to be held on November 8, 1977, an
AGO 1977 NO. 16 > Jul 21 1977
TAXATION ‑- PROPERTY ‑- FARM AND AGRICULTURAL LAND ‑- VALUATION OF PERENNIAL CROPS RCW 84.34.065 sets forth a special method of valuation for property tax purposes which is applicable to farm and agricultural land only, and not the valuation of perennial plants located thereon; therefore, for
AGO 1977 NO. 17 > Aug 2 1977
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- TAXATION ‑- EXCESS LEVIES ‑- SALARY INCREASES FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES (1) The restrictions upon the use of excess property tax levy revenues for salary increase purposes imposed by § 4(3) of chapter 325, Laws of 1977, 1st Ex. Sess.  (the "levy lid act") also apply to
AGO 1977 NO. 18 > Sep 22 1977
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- OPTIONAL MUNICIPAL CODE ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- PUBLIC WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS ‑- PURCHASERS ‑- COMPETITIVE BIDS (1) Under the provisions of RCW 35.23.352, as amended by § 1, Chapter 41, Laws of 1977, Ex.Sess., a second, third or fourth class city may still construct a public work or
AGO 1977 NO. 19 > Sep 27 1977
COUNTIES ‑- FEES ‑- FRANCHISES ‑- IMPOSITION OF COMPENSATORY FRANCHISE FEE BY COUNTY Impose a reasonable franchise fee in return for the granting of a franchise to cable television company, and likewise, may also impose similarly reasonable fees for the various other kinds of franchises which are
AGO 1977 NO. 20 > Oct 26 1977
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY CLERK ‑- FEES ‑- REFUNDS ‑- REFUNDING JURY FEES The clerk of a superior court is not required by law to return a jury fee paid in a civil lawsuit either (1) when the demand for jury has been stricken by the court more than three days before the date of trial for the