Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO NO. 11 >
SHOPLIFTING ‑- COURTS ‑- CIVIL ACTION FOR DAMAGES UNDER RCW 4.24.230 (1) If gasoline in the pumps is offered and marked for sale by a business, the wrongful act of converting this product is covered by RCW 4.24.230 as a wrongful taking of goods, wares or merchandise displayed or offered for sale. (
AGO NO. 12 >
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- ENTITLEMENT TO ANNUAL LEAVE UNDER RCW 43.01.040, et seq (1) RCW 43.01.040, et seq., relating to annual leave for state officers and employees, applies to the legislative and judicial branches of government as well as to the executive branch. (2) RCW 43.01.040, et
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- CORONER ‑- JURISDICTION OVER CERTAIN BODIES The jurisdiction of a county coroner under the first clause of RCW 68.08.010 extends to the body of a deceased person who, although not physically seen by a physician or other medical practitioner within the 36 hours
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JUDGES ‑- SUPERIOR COURT ‑- SOCIAL SECURITY ACT ‑- SALARY BASE FOR OASI CONTRIBUTIONS AND COVERAGE It is the entire statutory salary of the state's superior court judges, and not merely that portion which is paid by the state, which meets the definition of "wages" in RCW 41.48.020(1) and, as a
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LEGISLATURE ‑- LEGISLATIVE BUDGET COMMITTEE ‑- AUTHORITY TO AUDIT WASHINGTON PUBLIC POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM The Legislative Budget Committee is authorized, under RCW 44.28.085 and related statutes, to conduct ". . . a management survey, program review, and/or a performance audit . .
AGO NO. 16 >
INTOXICATING LIQUOR ‑- MINORS ‑- PARENT AND CHILD ‑- PARENTAL CONSENT TO THE CONSUMPTION OF LIQUOR BY CHILDREN Consideration and discussion of the extent to which parental consent, or the consent of a legal guardian, to the supplying of intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of 21 years will
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TAXATION ‑- PROPERTY ‑- VALUATION OF NEW CONSTRUCTION BY COUNTY ASSESSORS When a county assessor lists and values new construction for property tax purposes, such new construction may not be valued at less than its true and fair value.           
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DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- RULES OF PROCEDURE ‑- EVALUATION OF TEACHING MATERIALS BY SCHOOL BOARDS (1) Evaluations of teaching materials by a school district in public hearing pursuant to RCW 28A.58.758(2)(f) may be conducted either by the school board or by the administrative staff of a school
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TAXATION ‑- PROPERTY ‑- INDIANS ‑- TAXATION OF PROPERTY SITUATED ON FEDERALLY-RECOGNIZED INDIAN RESERVATIONS (1) Neither real nor personal property, even though located on a federally-recognized Indian reservation, is for that reason alone exempt from state ad valorem property taxation where the
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- HEALTH ‑- CRIMES ‑- ENFORCEMENT OF REGULATIONS RESTRICTING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES (1) RCW 43.20.050 does not require all state, county, city or township officers or employees to "enforce" the provisions of chapter 248-152 WAC restricting smoking in public places or be