Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS ‑- UTILIZATION OF JOINT PURCHASING AGENCY FOR THE ACQUISITION OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS (1) Where the boards of directors of two or more public school districts have formed a joint purchasing agency, as authorized by RCW 28A.58.107(
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- DISTRICT ‑- FIRE PROTECTION ‑- WIFE COMMISSIONER AS SECRETARY OF FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT (1) The provisions of chapter 42.23 RCW are not violated by the appointment, by a board of fire commissioners, of the wife of one such commissioner to serve as secretary of the district
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TAXATION ‑- PROPERTY ‑- CURRENT USE VALUE OF FARM AND AGRICULTURAL LAND AS RELATED TO ITS VALUE BASED UPON HIGHEST AND BEST USE (1) The fact that a county assessor's "current use value" for certain farm and agricultural land (i.e., land which has received current use classification under RCW 84.34.
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ELECTIONS ‑- JUDGES ‑- NOMINATION AND PROCEDURES FOR DISTRICT COURT JUDGES (1) If only one candidate files for a given district court position, a primary election will nevertheless be required to be held in accordance with the general provisions of chapter 29.21 RCW because neither RCW 29.21.015
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PUBLIC RECORDS ‑- CRIMES ‑- COURTS ‑- DISPOSITION OF RECORDS PERTAINING TO DEFERRED CRIMINAL PROSECUTION Records pertaining to a deferred criminal prosecution under chapter 10.05 RCW, following their removal from the court file in accordance with RCW 10.05.120, are not then required by that law
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DRUGS ‑- POSSESSION OR SALE OF DRUG-PARAPHERNALIA ‑- CONSTITUTIONALITY OF PROPOSED LEGISLATION By reason of the due process clause of Amendment XIV to the United States Constitution, as construed and applied by the courts in analogous cases involving criminal statutes prohibiting the possession of
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- WASHINGTON STATE LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- ON-PREMISE SALE OF LIQUOR ONLY TO PERSONS CONSUMING FOOD (1) The Washington State Liquor Control Board does not have the authority, under existing law, to restrict the on-premise sale of liquor by state
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EMPLOYEES ‑- STATE ‑- SALARY ‑- PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS FOR VOLUNTARY POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS (1) There is, at present, no state statutory authority whereby a state employee may cause portions of his or her salary or wages to be withheld, through a payroll deduction system, for the specified purpose of
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TAXATION ‑- PROPERTY ‑- ELECTIONS ‑- EXTENT OF VOTER APPROVAL REQUIRED TO EXCEED 106% LIMITATION The extent of voter approval required in order for a taxing district to exceed the statutory limitation on levy rates established by RCW 84.55.010 through 84.55.040 is a simple majority in accordance
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- PROSECUTING ATTORNEY ‑- COURTS ‑- JUVENILES ‑- DIVERSION OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS Where an information charging criminal conduct by a juvenile offender has been properly filed by the prosecuting attorney as authorized under RCW 13.40.070, the superior court is not authorized