Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1980 NO. 11 > May 16 1980
BANKS AND BANKING ‑- INTEREST ‑- SALE ‑- REGULATION OF BANK CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS (1) To the extent permitted by 12 U.S.C. § 85, where the holder of a bank credit card issued by a national bank uses that card to purchase goods or services from a participating vendor, the issuing bank may impose
AGO 1980 NO. 12 > May 20 1980
REAL ESTATE ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- USURY ‑- APPLICABILITY OF RCW 19.52.020 TO A REAL ESTATE CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY  A two-party real estate contract for the sale of residential real property, involving only the owner-seller (whether commercial or private) of the real property and
AGO 1980 NO. 13 > May 22 1980
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- CITY ‑- TERMS ‑- SALARIES ‑- EFFECT OF RCW 29.04.170 ON TERMS AND SALARIES OF CITY OFFICERS  (1) In the case of a city councilman, city treasurer, or city clerk elected in November, 1975, to fill a four-year term commencing on the second Tuesday in January, 1976, that term
AGO 1980 NO. 14 > Jun 16 1980
COUNTIES ‑- TRANSPORTATION ‑ BUSSES ‑- COMMON CARRIERS ‑- RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AND PREEXISTING PRIVATE CARRIER  (1) A county public transportation authority organized under chapter 36.57 RCW may not extend its operations to routes already served by a private
AGO 1980 NO. 15 > Jun 20 1980
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- CORONER ‑- DEATH ‑- ISSUANCE OF PRESUMPTIVE DEATH CERTIFICATE  Under the applicable state statutes relating to the issuance of death certificates (RCW 70.58.160-70.58.180) a county coroner does not have the authority to issue a presumptive death certificate based
AGO 1980 NO. 16 > Jul 8 1980
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- JUDGES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ‑- ELECTIONS ‑- PROCEDURE TO FILL NEW JUDGESHIPS The new superior court judgeships created by chapter 202, Laws of 1979, 1st Ex. Sess. in Pierce, Kitsap and Cowlitz Counties, which are to take effect on January 1, 1981, are not to be
AGO 1980 NO. 17 > Jul 30 1980
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- POLICE POWERS ‑- MOTOR VEHICLES ‑- INTOXICATING LIQUOR ‑- PENALITY FOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED IN VIOLATION OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE  While a city or a town which adopts an ordinance defining and establishing as a municipal offense the crime driving while intoxicated must do so
AGO 1980 NO. 18 > Aug 28 1980
RETIREMENT ‑- PENSIONS ‑- LEOFF RETIREMENT SYSTEM ‑- DRUGS AND MEDICINE ‑- MEDICAL SERVICES UNDER RCW 41.26.150  (1) In the case of a LEOFF Retirement System member seeking payment for medical services, an employer under chapter 41.26 RCW may be required to pay for drugs prescribed by a physician
AGO 1980 NO. 19 > Sep 24 1980
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- FUNDS ‑- INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS ‑- LEGAL STATUS OF STATE TOURNAMENT REVENUES  (1) Revenues, such as the receipts from the sale of admission tickets and paid advertisements, which are realized from the conduct of state athletic tournaments by the Washington Interscholastic
AGO 1980 NO. 20 > Oct 10 1980
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- CITY ‑- POLICE ‑- COUNTY ‑- SHERIFF ‑- LAW ENFORCEMENT ‑- COMMUNICATIONS ‑- RECORDING OF EMERGENCY PHONE CALLS TO A POLICE AGENCY  (1) Under the provisions of chapter 9.73 RCW, the "incoming phone calls" exception in RCW 9.73.090(1)(a) does permit a police agency to record