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AGO Opinions with Topic: EXECUTIVE ORDER
AGO 1991 No. 21 >  June 11, 1991
AUTHORITY OF GOVERNOR TO ISSUE EXECUTIVE ORDER HAVING THE FORCE AND EFFECT OF LAW The legislative authority of the State of Washington is vested in the Legislature.  In absence of a statute or constitutional provision that serves as a source of authority authorizing the Governor to act, the Governor cannot create obligations, responsibilities, conditions or processes having the force and effect of law by the issuance of an executive order.
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