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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1982 NO. 11 > Aug 13 1982
DISTRICTS ‑- PORT ‑- ELECTIONS ‑- ELECTION OF ADDITIONAL PORT COMMISSIONERS UNDER CHAPTER 219, LAWS OF 1982  Although additional port commissioners may be elected under RCW 53.12.120 as amended by § 1, chapter 219, Laws of 1982 at a special election conducted in November of 1982 (rather than
AGO 1982 NO. 12 > Sep 23 1982
CONTRACTS ‑- SALES ‑- INTEREST ‑- SERVICE CHARGE ‑- LEGALITY OF VARIABLE RATE SERVICE CHARGE UNDER WASHINGTON RETAIL INSTALLMENT SALES ACT So long as the maximum rate does not exceed that which is permitted by RCW 63.14.130(1) in those instances where that statute applies, the Washington Retail
AGO 1982 NO. 13 > Oct 28 1982
COUNTIES ‑- TAXATION ‑- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM ‑- INITIATIVE ON ADDITIONAL LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX  Where the voters of a home rule charter county possesses the general power of initiative, § 19, chapter 49, Laws of 1982, 1st Ex. Sess. requires that the "special initiative procedure" provided
AGO 1982 NO. 14 > Nov 3 1982
COUNTIES ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- FIREARMS ‑- POLICE POWER ‑- REGULATION OR PROHIBITION OF HANDGUNS OR OTHER FIREARMS BY COUNTUES, CITIES OR TOWNS  (1) A county, city or town may not, in the exercise of its police power, enact a general prohibition against the sale or possession of handguns, at any
AGO 1982 NO. 15 > Nov 16 1982
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- TAXATION ‑- UTILITIES ‑- REDUCING RATE OF MUNICIPAL UTILITY TAX  (1) The November 1 deadline in § 4, chapter 49, Laws of 1982, 1st Ex. Sess., relating to the reduction of certain municipal utility taxes, is mandatory in the sense that a city or town may be compelled, through the
AGO 1982 NO. 16 > Dec 9 1982
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- COMPENSATION ‑- SALARY INCREASES FOR OFFICERS OF HOME RULE CHARTER COUNTY WHO FIX THEIR OWN COMPENSATION The provisions of Article XI, § 8 (Amendment 57) of the state constitution which prohibit the salaries of those county officers who fix their own compensation
AGO 1982 NO. 17 > Dec 30 1982
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- EMPLOYEES ‑- SALARIES ‑- LEGISLATIVE RESTRICTION ON SCHOOL EMPLOYEE SALARY INCREASE FOR 1982-1983  In view of restrictions contained in the 1981-83 appropriations act, as last reflected in chapter 50, Laws of 1982, 1st Ex. Sess., school districts are not legally permitted to

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