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AGO 1990 No. 2 >  March 9, 1990
APPOINTMENT - RESIGNATION - OFFICES AND OFFICERS - DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE - GOVERNOR - LEGISLATURE
APPOINTMENT ‑- RESIGNATION ‑- OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE ‑- GOVERNOR ‑- LEGISLATURE 1.  When the Governor appoints a Director of Wildlife pursuant to RCW 43.17.020, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor, and notifies the Senate as required by RCW 43.06.030, the Governor has exercised the power of appointment.  The appointment is complete and effective unless the Senate rejects the appointment pursuant to RCW 43.06.092. 2.  If there is a vacancy in the office of Director of Wildlife, RCW 43.17.040 allows the Governor to make a temporary appointment by either leaving the chief assistant in charge of the department or appointing an acting director.  RCW 43.17.020 prohibits the Governor from leaving such a temporary appointee in charge of the Department of Wildlife for more than one year. 3.   If a Director of Wildlife, who is not a temporary director and has not been rejected by the Senate, resigns the office, the Governor may immediately reappoint the same individual to that office.
AGO 1991 No. 32 >  November 8, 1991
COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT - APPOINTMENT
Appointment of alternate members to Commission on Judicial Conduct RCW 2.64.030 provides that the appointing authority may appoint alternate members to the Commission on Judicial Conduct to serve during a member's temporary disability, disqualification or inability to serve.  This statute provides for the appointment of one alternate for each Commission member, which alternate is paired with that member.  The appointing authority cannot appoint a pool of alternate members who could serve in some rotation fashion.
AGO 1955 No. 48 >  March 28, 1955
COUNTIES - PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS - DEPUTIES - APPOINTMENT - RESIDENCE
COUNTIES ‑- PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS ‑- DEPUTIES ‑- APPOINTMENT ‑- RESIDENCE A board of county commissioners can determine the number of deputy prosecuting attorneys necessary for their county and the salary to be paid to each, but may not participate in the selection and removal of such deputies. A deputy prosecuting attorney must be a resident for voting purposes in the county which he serves.
AGO 1951 No. 451 >  February 14, 1951
OFFICERS - JUSTICE OF THE PEACE - CONSTITUTIONAL PROHIBITION - INCREASING OR DIMINISHING SALARY DURING TERM OF OFFICE - OATH OF OFFICE - RESIGNATION - APPOINTMENT
OFFICERS ‑- JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ‑- CONSTITUTIONAL PROHIBITION ‑- INCREASING OR DIMINISHING SALARY DURING TERM OF OFFICE ‑- OATH OF OFFICE ‑- RESIGNATION ‑- APPOINTMENT ‑- FEE BASIS ‑- CITIES...

1. The fixed salary of a justice of the peace cannot be increased without legislative enactment.  2. The constitutional prohibition against increase or diminution of salary of a justice of peace during his term of office cannot be evaded by failure of the justice of qualify until after the effective date of the law.  3. The constitutional inhibition would apply to a justice of the peace who resigned and was appointed by the county commissioners to the same office after the salary had been changed by legislation.

AGLO 1973 No. 71 >  July 3, 1973
COURTS - SUPERIOR - COMMISSIONERS - COUNTIES - APPOINTMENT
COURTS ‑- SUPERIOR ‑- COMMISSIONERS ‑- COUNTIES ‑- APPOINTMENT Under Article IV, § 23 of the Washington Constitution there may be appointed one or more court commissioners, not exceeding three in number, for each county.
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