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  1. Ago (2002)

    1. May a "rural county" use tax revenues generated under RCW 82.14.370 to fund the purchase and/or installation of fiber optic cable and optical switching electronics by a non-profit electrical cooperative for the purpose of extending broadband high-speed telecommunications service to the residents and businesses in the county?


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  2. Ago (2006)

    Does the Legislative Ethics Board have jurisdiction over the Office of the Code Reviser and its employees for the purposes of enforcing RCW 42.52, the Ethics in Public Service Act?


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  3. Ago (1996)

    By letter previously acknowledged, you have requested our opinion on the following paraphrased questions concerning the powers and duties of County Auditors and Treasurers:1


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  4. Ago (1996)

    In answer to your first question, it is clear that a property owner may not avoid the payment of property taxes by claiming to own the property in question as an allodial freehold estate. That term has no application to the scope of the modern real property tax, as governed by article 7, section 1 of the state constitution.


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  5. Ago (2010)

    Can law enforcement agencies use state asset forfeiture funds1 for accreditation and/or reaccreditation fees and for the training that such accreditation requires?


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  6. Ago (1998)

    In AGLO 1974 No. 7 and again in AGO 1996 No. 5, the Attorney General's Office concluded that a county is not obligated to honor, for purposes of administering its land use regulations, an undeveloped plat filed before 1937, and would have the option of requiring the land covered by such a plat to be replatted or resubdivided to meet current land use regulations. Does the Growth Management Act (Chapter 36.70A RCW), especially as amended by Laws of 1997, Chapter 429, convert this "option" into [...]

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  7. Ago (1998)

    When a city has conducted an election on the question of abandonment of plan of government pursuant to chapter 35A.06 RCW, and the result of the election was to retain the city's current plan of government, does the statute require a six-year wait before another election of the same type can be conducted?


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  8. Ago (2010)

    "Occupational therapy" is the scientifically based use of purposeful activity with individuals who are limited by physical injury or illness, psychosocial dysfunction, developmental or learning disabilities, or the aging process in order to maximize independence, prevent disability, and maintain health. The practice encompasses evaluation, treatment, and consultation. Specific occupational therapy services include but are not limited to: Using specifically designed activities and exercises [...]

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  9. Ago (2006)

    1. What are the statutory and constitutional rights of religious employers with respect to the state mandating the purchase of contraceptive coverage?


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  10. Ago (1998)

    1. When the term of employment for a community college president expires, may the Board of Trustees establish a new term of employment and a new level of compensation, regardless of who fills the position?


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  11. Ago (1999)

    We answer your question in the affirmative: The state constitution permits the investment of money in the Permanent Common School Fund as authorized in state statute. Our answer is explained in the analysis below.


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  12. Ago (2000)

    In view of RCW 39.34.180, may a county refuse to negotiate and enter intoan interlocal agreement with a city within the county that desires toutilize the county criminal justice system for prosecution,adjudication, sentencing, and incarceration for adult misdemeanor andgross misdemeanor offenses that occur within the city?


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  13. Ago (2008)

    By letter previously acknowledged, you have posed the following questions concerning Laws of 2008, ch. 278 (HB 2791), a statute enacted by the 2008 Legislature. For clarity, we have renumbered and paraphrased your questions as follows:


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  14. Ago (2005)

    In separate letters, you have both asked for our opinion on questions relating to the fees which may be charged by public libraries. Because the analysis relating to the two questions is similar, we have combined your requests and address the following two questions:


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  15. Ago (2001)

    By letter previously acknowledged, you have requested our opinion on the following questions relating to county revenues derived from the local option sales and use tax program set forth in RCW82.14.370:


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  16. Ago (2009)

    By two letters previously acknowledged, you both have requested our opinion on several questions related to groundwater. Prosecutor Zempel initiated this request by asking for our opinion on four questions. Director Manning subsequently posed three additional, but related, questions. Combining your questions into a single list, very slightly paraphrasing them, and placing them into the order in which we respond, your questions are:


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  17. Ago (1998)

    RCW 43.135.045(1) requires the Treasurer to deposit in the emergency reserve fund all general fund . . . state revenues in excess of the state expenditure limit for that fiscal year, but provides that deposits shall be made at the end of each fiscal quarter based on projections of state revenues and the state expenditure limit. If the Treasurer deposits funds into the emergency reserve fund in the early part of the fiscal year based on projections of revenue and the state expenditure limit, [...]

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  18. Ago (2009)

    1. Community corrections officers and certain other community corrections division employees qualify as limited authority Washington peace officers and are authorized to carry and conceal a state-issued firearm while on duty. According to AGO 2006 No. 15, these employees are exempt from the concealed pistol licensing requirement as "law enforcement officers" under RCW 9.41.060(1). Does this exemption apply only when the employee is on duty, carrying a state-issued firearm, or does it also [...]

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  19. Ago (1998)

    Is a commercial firm entitled to inspect and copy public records not otherwise exempt from public disclosure, including lists of individuals, when the firm's purpose is not to contact individuals for purposes of commercial solicitation, but the firm does expect to use the records for general business purposes?


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  20. Ago (2000)

    1. Are farm plans, developed in whole or in part by conservation district staff, public documents within the meaning of the Public Disclosure Act, RCW Chapter 42.17?


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