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AGO 1980 No. 19 >  September 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 Activities Association constitute private funds of the association and not public funds of the participating school districts and/or their student bodies.(2) The expenditure of public funds by a school district to pay travel, lodging, salary and other expenses incurred by the district as a result of the district's participation in a state athletic tournament conducted by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association does not constitute a gift of public money or property to the association in violation of Article VIII, § 7 of the Washington Constitution.
AGO 1972 No. 20 >  September 12, 1972
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS - FUNDS - PUBLIC RECORDS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS ‑- FUNDS ‑- PUBLIC RECORDS The records of funds deposited by the commissioner of public lands in approved state depositories, pursuant to RCW 43.85.130 and 43.85.140, are available for public inspection in accordance with RCW 43.88.200.
AGO 1972 No. 22 >  September 18, 1972
COURTS - JUSTICE - COUNTIES - CRIMES - FUNDS - COMPENSATION FOR ATTORNEYS OF INDIGENT DEFENDANTS
COURTS ‑- JUSTICE ‑- COUNTIES ‑- CRIMES ‑- FUNDS ‑- COMPENSATION FOR ATTORNEYS OF INDIGENT DEFENDANTS Attorneys who are constitutionally required to be appointed to represent indigent defendants in misdemeanor cases before a district justice court are to be compensated for their services under RCW 10.01.110; however, the costs of such compensation must be drawn from the county current expense fund of the county in which the court is situated and not from justice court revenues under RCW 3.62.050.
AGO 1983 No. 10 >  May 31, 1983
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - FUNDS - INVESTMENT INCOME
INTEREST EARININGS FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDING RESERVE FUND RCW 28A.58.440 allows the transfer of interest earnings from a school district building reserve fund or building and capital projects fund to another school district fund so long as expenditures from such transferred interest earnings are restricted to instructional supplies, equipment or capital outlay purposes.
AGO 1983 No. 19 >  September 30, 1983
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - TREASURER - FUNDS - BANKS AND BANKING - DEPOSITARIES
DEPOSIT OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL FUNDS IN SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS (1) A county treasurer continues to be authorized to invest funds under his/her control within the provisions of RCW 36.29.020 in savings or time accounts in mutual savings banks or savings and loan associations up to the insurance limits afforded such accounts by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation even though the particular institution has not also been approved as a qualified depositary under chapter 66, Laws of 1983‑-except to the extent that specific statutes which were repealed or amended by chapter 66 might come into play. (2) Consideration, and identification, of certain specific municipal funds which, by virtue of the enactment of chapter 66, Laws of 1983, may no longer be invested or deposited with thrift institutions which have not been approved as qualified public depositaries.
AGO 1983 No. 20 >  October 7, 1983
FUNDS - AGRICULTURE - APPROPRIATIONS - LEGISLATURE
USE OF GRAIN AND HAY INSPECTION REVOLVING FUND (1) The Grain and Hay Inspection Revolving Fund, established pursuant to RCW 22.09.500(1), may not be used for expenses not directly incurred by the Department of Agriculture's Division of Grain and Agricultural Chemicals (other than the five percent specifically authorized by statute for use in research and promotional work).   (2) A provision of the State's biennial operating budget, or supporting documents such as budget notes, may not authorize use of the Grain and Hay Inspection Revolving Fund in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of RCW 22.09.500.  
AGO 1973 No. 18 >  August 2, 1973
COUNTIES - FUNDS - MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS - STATE RESTRICTIONS UPON USE OF FEDERAL REVENUE SHARING FUNDS RECEIVED UNDER PUBLIC LAW 92-512
COUNTIES ‑- FUNDS ‑- MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- STATE RESTRICTIONS UPON USE OF FEDERAL REVENUE SHARING FUNDS RECEIVED UNDER PUBLIC LAW 92-512 (1) No county of any class may donate a portion of its federal revenue sharing entitlement under Public Law 92-512 (the state and local fiscal assistance act of 1972) to a private nonprofit senior citizens' center. (2) A county not operating under a home rule charter may not donate a portion of its entitlement under this federal act to a fire protection district for the purchase of an ambulance by such district.
AGO 1974 No. 20 >  September 20, 1974
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - TREASURER - MUNICIPALITIES - FUNDS - INVESTMENT OF SURPLUS FUNDS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- TREASURER ‑- MUNICIPALITIES ‑- FUNDS ‑- INVESTMENT OF SURPLUS FUNDS (1) The governing body of a municipal corporation whose funds are in the custody of a county treasurer may not authorize such treasurer, by a single blanket resolution, to invest all of its present and future surplus funds in a certain specified way or ways, and thus avoid having those funds invested as county residual funds under the second paragraph of RCW 36.29.020. (2) The governing body of a municipal corporation may enact a blanket ordinance or resolution permitting either a single member of that body or some other officer or employee thereof to authorize the county treasurer having custody of its funds to invest those funds as and when indicated, provided that the ordinance or resolution contains sufficient standards to guide that officer or employee in the exercise of the power thus delegated.
AGO 1974 No. 21 >  October 23, 1974
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - FUNDS - PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC EVENTS
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- FUNDS ‑- PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC EVENTS (1) Some form of official action by the board of directors of a school district is required in order to authorize the district to engage in interscholastic athletic events as a part of its over-all educational program for which district funds are expended. (2) Where a school district, at district expense, provides an athletic stadium and the various kinds of uniforms and equipment used in interscholastic athletic competition, and pays coaches' salaries, the district may charge an admission fee for attendance at athletic events by nonstudent school patrons; and it may bind itself contractually to sell reserved seat season tickets to its athletic events for several years in advance, subject to the applicable principles of law concerning the power of public officials to bind their successors in office. (3) When the board of directors of a school district has by appropriate action authorized the expenditure of school district funds for interscholastic athletic activities, and such activities have been paid for in whole or in part out of the district's general operating funds, the directors may not permit the district's student body association to keep and utilize such gate receipts as it derives from these activities without accounting for them or reimbursing the school district funds thus expended. (4) A school district, in lieu of purchasing athletic uniforms and equipment out of its general operating funds in accordance with AGO 1973 No. 22 [[to Elmer W. Stanley, Executive Director, Washington State School Directors' Association on October 30, 1973]], may continue to purchase those items with its student body funds.
AGO 1979 No. 8 >  April 5, 1979
COUNTIES - FUNDS - INSURANCE - TORT CLAIMS - CREATION OF A SPECIAL COUNTY FUND FOR THE PAYMENT OF TORT CLAIMS NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE
COUNTIES ‑- FUNDS ‑- INSURANCE ‑- TORT CLAIMS ‑- CREATION OF A SPECIAL COUNTY FUND FOR THE PAYMENT OF TORT CLAIMS NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE (1) RCW 36.33.065 does not authorize a board of county commissioners to establish a special fund for the payment of only a certain category of claims against a county; i.e., tort claims not covered by insurance; however, RCW 36.33.020, authorizing the creation of one or more county cumulative reserve funds for specified county purposes, does authorize a board of county commissioners to establish such a special county fund for the payment of tort claims not covered by insurance.  (2) Except as provided by RCW 36.29.020, any interest earned through the investment of monies in a county cumulative reserve fund established under RCW 36.33.020, would properly be creditable to the cumulative reserve fund from which the particular investments were made.
AGO 1962 No. 161 >  September 5, 1962
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - COMMISSIONERS - FUNDS - FEDERAL FOREST RESERVE - DISTRIBUTION - JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- COMMISSIONERS ‑- FUNDS ‑- FEDERAL FOREST RESERVE ‑- DISTRIBUTION ‑- JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT ‑- CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES The board of county commissioners of a county in which part of a joint school district is located may not expend federal forest funds for improvement or addition to school buildings situated in another county, where the joint district belongs to such other county under RCW 28.57.250.
AGO 1975 No. 13 >  June 10, 1975
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - COMMISSIONERS - FUNDS - DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - DISTRIBUTION OF FEDERAL FOREST FUNDS TO JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICTS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- COMMISSIONERS ‑- FUNDS ‑- DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- DISTRIBUTION OF FEDERAL FOREST FUNDS TO JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICTS A board of county commissioners receiving federal forest funds under RCW 36.33.110 is not authorized or directed by that or any other statute to distribute any portion of those funds to a joint school district belonging to another county but lying partially within the county receiving the funds.
AGO 1963 No. 12 >  February 21, 1963
FUNDS - PERMANENT STATE FUNDS - INVESTMENT IN FHA DEBENTURES
FUNDS ‑- PERMANENT STATE FUNDS ‑- INVESTMENT IN FHA DEBENTURES Debentures issued by the Federal Housing Administration which are unconditionally guaranteed by the United States as to both principal and interest are authorized for investment of the permanent funds described in RCW 43.84.010.
AGO 1984 No. 16 >  June 28, 1984
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - SHERIFF - FUNDS
RETENTION BY COUNTY SHERIFF OF LOST OR ABANDONED MONEY A county sheriff, who officially comes into possession of "lost and found" money, may not keep and retain that money for his office's own use under any of the applicable provisions of chapter 63.40 RCW.
AGO 1964 No. 79 >  January 22, 1964
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - FUNDS - GENERAL - BUILDING - DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS OF PRIVILEGE TAX COLLECTED BY PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT WHICH ARE DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS - COMPUTATION OF EQUALIZATION STATUS
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- FUNDS ‑- GENERAL ‑- BUILDING ‑- DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS OF PRIVILEGE TAX COLLECTED BY PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT WHICH ARE DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- COMPUTATION OF EQUALI (1) The sums deposited to the credit of a school district under the authority of RCW 54.28.090 may become a part of the school district's general fund, building fund, or both. (2) Payments received by school districts under RCW 54.28.090 may only be considered receipts for the purpose of RCW 28.41.080 if they are in fact deposited in the school district's general fund.
AGO 1985 No. 12 >  July 31, 1985
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - FUNDS
INTERFUND TRANSFERS OF FEDERAL FOREST FUNDS BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS The provisions of RCW 43.09.210 do not prohibit a school district from transferring to its general operating fund certain federal forest funds initially placed in the district's capital projects fund by the school board but not appropriated by the board for a capital projects purpose.
AGO 1986 No. 5 >  February 25, 1986
FUNDS - INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE - PENSION - SCHOOL FUNDS - TRUSTS
CONSTITUTIONALITY OF INVESTMENT IN SECURITIES LENDING AGREEMENTS AND REVERSE REPURCHASE AGREEMENTS The permanent common school fund, public pension and retirement funds, and the industrial insurance trust funds may be invested in securities lending agreements and reverse repurchase agreements pursuant to amendments to the Washington Constitution which allow such funds to be invested as authorized by law.
AGO 1978 No. 15 >  May 9, 1978
COUNTIES - FUNDS - COUNTY ROAD FUND - CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF BICYCLE PATHS WITHIN CITY LIMITS
COUNTIES ‑- FUNDS ‑- COUNTY ROAD FUND ‑- CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF BICYCLE PATHS WITHIN CITY LIMITS A county may expend monies in its county road fund to construct and maintain bicycle paths, including a bicycle path within city limits on city-owned property not necessarily in conjunction with an existing or new street or road, where the construction of such a path or paths, by reducing bicycle traffic on such streets or roads, will thereby increase motor vehicle safety.
AGO 1978 No. 16 >  May 10, 1978
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - URBAN ARTERIAL BOARD - FUNDS - HIGHWAYS - STREETS - ROADS
UTILIZATION OF URBAN ARTERIAL TRUST ACCOUNT MONEYS (1) The Urban Arterial Board (UAB) may allocate urban arterial trust account moneys for construction projects on city arterials which form a part of the state highway system, but only if such moneys are requested by a city and the project otherwise meets all requirements for urban arterial projects.   (2) The Urban Arterial Board is not permitted or required to allocate urban arterial trust account moneys for the construction of state highways outside of incorporated cities or towns.
AGO 1965 No. 38 >  September 15, 1965
FUNDS - COUNTY - TREASURER - FINANCE COMMITTEE - AUTHORITY TO DESIGNATE DEPOSITARY OF COUNTY FUNDS OR AMOUNTS THEREOF IN PARTICULAR DEPOSITARIES
FUNDS ‑- COUNTY ‑- TREASURER ‑- FINANCE COMMITTEE ‑- AUTHORITY TO DESIGNATE DEPOSITARY OF COUNTY FUNDS OR AMOUNTS THEREOF IN PARTICULAR DEPOSITARIES A county finance committee does not have the authority to direct which of several eligible banks shall be designated by the county treasurer as depositary of county funds or to determine the amount of funds to be placed in a particular depositary.
AGO 1965 No. 39 >  September 15, 1965
FUNDS - AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE PERMANENT FUND - NORMAL SCHOOL PERMANENT FUND - SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL PERMANENT FUND - UNIVERSITY PERMANENT FUND - INVESTMENT - CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATION
FUNDS ‑- AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE PERMANENT FUND ‑- NORMAL SCHOOL PERMANENT FUND ‑- SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL PERMANENT FUND ‑- UNIVERSITY PERMANENT FUND ‑- INVESTMENT ‑- CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATION Article XVI, § 5, of the state constitution applies to (and thereby inhibits the investment of) the agricultural college permanent fund, normal school permanent fund, scientific school permanent fund and the university permanent fund.
AGO 1965 No. 50 >  November 16, 1965
FUNDS - STATE UNIVERSITY PERMANENT FUND - TRANSFER TO UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOND RETIREMENT FUND OR UNIVERSITY BUILDING ACCOUNT - EFFECT OF COMMINGLING OF FUNDS - AUTHORITY OF STATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
FUNDS - STATE UNIVERSITY PERMANENT FUND ‑- TRANSFER TO UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOND RETIREMENT FUND OR UNIVERSITY BUILDING ACCOUNT ‑- EFFECT OF COMMINGLING OF FUNDS ‑- AUTHORITY OF STATE FINANCE COM (1) A transfer of funds from the University permanent fund to the "University of Washington bond retirement fund" or to the University building account under authority of § 4, chapter 135, Laws of 1965, Ex. Sess., is not inconsistent with so much of § 1, chapter 135, Laws of 1965, Ex. Sess., as requires that certain designated proceeds "shall be deposited to the credit of the state university permanent fund, shall be retained therein and shall not be transferred to any other account or fund," because § 1 applies only to proceeds received after the effective date of chapter 135, Laws of 1965, Ex. Sess. (2) Same :  The provisions of § 4, chapter 135, Laws of 1965, Ex. Sess., requiring the state finance committee to liquidate permanent university fund investments under direction of the board of regents of the University as a step in accomplishing a requested transfer of funds from the university permanent fund to the university bond retirement fund or university building account does not conflict with Article XVI, § 1, or Article IX, § 5, of the Washington State Constitution. (3) Same :  The commingling of the funds subject to transfer with those which may not be transferred because of restrictions in the Enabling Act does not prevent the transfer authorized by § 4, chapter 135, Laws of 1965, Ex. Sess., when it is possible to trace the separate fund sources and determine the total amount attributable to each source.
AGO 1965 No. 51 >  November 22, 1965
FUNDS - OASI CONTRIBUTIONS - SEGREGATION FROM OTHER FUNDS - INVESTMENT - DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY FROM GOVERNOR TO STATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
FUNDS ‑- OASI CONTRIBUTIONS ‑- SEGREGATION FROM OTHER FUNDS ‑- INVESTMENT ‑- DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY FROM GOVERNOR TO STATE FINANCE COMMITTEE 1. Under existing law it is necessary that all monies belonging to the OASI fund be physically segregated from other treasury monies as well as being segregated by bookkeeping processes. 2. The governor, in exercising his statutory authority over the OASI contributions fund may, under RCW 41.48.100, authorize the state finance committee to invest the fund surpluses in accordance with RCW 43.84.080.
AGO 1965 No. 59 >  December 17, 1965
FUNDS - FEDERAL FOREST RESERVE - COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - DIVISION BETWEEN PUBLIC SCHOOL AND COUNTY ROADS - METHODS OF APPORTIONMENT - USE OF FUNDS
FUNDS ‑- FEDERAL FOREST RESERVE ‑- COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- DIVISION BETWEEN PUBLIC SCHOOL AND COUNTY ROADS ‑- METHODS OF APPORTIONMENT ‑- USE OF FUNDS (1) Under § 1, chapter 240, Laws of 1965, Ex. Sess. (RCW 36.33.110), the board of county commissioners is required to expend at least fifty percent of federal forest funds received by the county for the benefit of the public schools.  Since the legislature has not prescribed the manner of apportioning the money, the board of county commissioners may, in the exercise of its sound discretion, make any apportionment it desires as long as the money is used for the benefit of the public schools including but not limited to division of the funds either (1) among the school districts of the county to be expended as the boards of directors thereof may direct, or (2) among the school districts of the county to be expended in the manner directed by the board of county commissioners. (2) An expenditure by the county for removal of snow and bridge repair on county roads, which incidentally benefits the schools, cannot be charged to that portion of the federal forest funds which must be expended for the public schools. (3) The county commissioners acting pursuant to § 1, chapter 140, Laws of 1965, Ex. Sess., may not allot federal forest funds to the county superintendent's budget.
AGO 1992 No. 29 >  December 8, 1992
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - FUNDS - INTEREST
Applicability of Requirement That Interest be Placed in the General Fund to Certain Funds Administered by the Department of Natural Resources 1.  RCW 43.84.092 provides that, with certain exceptions, earnings of investments of surplus balances in the state treasury shall be credited to the general fund.  This requirement does not apply to constitutionally and statutorily designated trust assests, which may not be diverted for a nontrust purpose.2.  Interest earned on the Park Land Trust Revolving Fund may not be credited to the general fund.3.  Interest earned on the School Construction Revolving Fund may not be credited to the general fund except to the extent such interest represents earnings on any unexpended portion of a 1990 appropriation from the general fund;4.  Subject to any prior claims to pay debt service on bonds issued by the Department, as described in RCW 76.12.110, interest on the Forest Development Account is to be credited to the general fund; and5.  Interest earned on the Access Road Revolving Fund is to be credited to the general fund.
AGO 1993 No. 3 >  March 19, 1993
INITIATIVE 276 - CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS - ELECTIONS - PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION - FINES - FUNDS
Requirement for out-of-state organizations to report campaign contributions under Initiative 276 1.  RCW 42.17.080-.090 require political committees to report campaign contributions to the Public Disclosure Commission.  This requirement only applies to political committees.  An organization is only a political committee if a primary purpose of the organization is to affect, directly or indirectly, governmental decision making by supporting or opposing candidates or ballot propositions. 2.  Washington must have jurisdiction over an out-of-state political committee in order to impose its campaign reporting requirements.  To obtain jurisdiction there must be purposeful minimum contacts between the out-of-state organization and Washington.  This is a factual question that must be determined on a case by case basis, however, the act of making contributions in Washington establishes the necessary jurisdiction. 3.  If Washington does not have jurisdiction over an out-of-state political committee, it is not required to file reports with the state.  However, if this nonreporting committee subsequently makes contributions to candidates in Washington, it must file a report pursuant to RCW 42.17.090(1)(k) as a nonreporting political committee or its contribution will be forfeited to the state.
AGO 1968 No. 31 >  October 2, 1968
FUNDS - STATE GENERAL - PAYMENT OF STATE TORT CLAIM JUDGMENTS
FUNDS - STATE GENERAL - PAYMENT OF STATE TORT CLAIM JUDGMENTS (1) The tort claims account in the state general fund cannot be regarded as a revolving fund under present law; therefore, tort judgments against the state can only be paid to the extent that appropriations have been made by the legislature for their payment from this account. (2) After the $400,000 originally allocated from the governor's emergency appropriation to the tort claims account for the current biennium by the 1967 legislature is expended, the governor may not allocate any additional funds from his emergency appropriation to this account. (3) The governor may not allocate funds to the tort claims account from his contingency fund, under the terms of this appropriation for the current biennium, even upon approval of 60% of the legislative budget committee and the legislative council.
AGO 1993 No. 8 >  April 27, 1993
STATE - CITIES AND TOWNS - COUNTIES - TREASURER - FUNDS - INVESTMENTS - PUBLIC FUNDS
Ability of state and local governments to invest in commercial paper 1.  Article 8, sections 5 and 7, and article 12, section 9 of the Washington Constitution prohibit gifts or loans of public money or credit and the acquisition of interests in private stocks or bonds. 2.  RCW 43.84.080(7) authorizes the state treasurer, under certain circumstances, to invest public funds in commercial paper.  RCW 39.59.020 empowers local governments to make investments authorized by law for the state treasurer. 3.  Under article 8, sections 5 and 7, and article 12, section 9 of the Washington Constitution, state and local governments can invest in commercial paper purchased on the secondary market.
AGO 1994 No. 6 >  April 19, 1994
SCHOOLS - BONDS - BUSES - FUNDS
Ability of a school district to issue bonds to finance the acquisition of school buses 1.  RCW 28A.530.010 authorizes school districts to issue bonds for certain capital projects.  The acquisition of school buses is not a capital project.  Therefore, the proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to RCW 28A.530.010 cannot be used to acquire school buses. 2.  RCW 28A.530.080 authorizes school districts, under certain circumstances, to issue bonds without a vote of the people.  Proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to RCW 28A.530.080 may be deposited in the transportation vehicle fund.  One purpose of this fund is to acquire school buses. 3.  If the proceeds of bonds issued, without a vote of the people, pursuant to RCW 28A.530.080 are deposited in the transportation vehicle fund, the proceeds may be used to acquire replacement school buses.
AGO 1998 No. 5 >  March 3, 1998
STATE TREASURER - INITIATIVE NO. 601 - FUNDS
STATE TREASURER - INITIATIVE NO. 601 - FUNDS The State Treasurer is not authorized to withdraw monies previously deposited in the emergency reserve fund or in the education construction fund pursuant to Initiative 601 (RCW 43.135.045); however, the Treasurer may take into account possible changes in circumstances in deciding how much to transfer quarterly into either of these two funds.
AGO 1959 No. 9 >  February 13, 1959
FUNDS - STATE EMPLOYEES' AND WASHINGTON STATE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT
FUNDS‑-STATE EMPLOYEES' AND WASHINGTON STATE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT Funds of the state employees' retirement system and the Washington state teachers' retirement system may be utilized to purchase obligations insured by the federal government under the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act.
AGO 1959 No. 35 >  May 18, 1959
FUNDS
USE OF FUNDS OF STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND STATE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO PURCHASE OBLIGATIONS GUARANTEED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT UNDER TITLE 42... The funds of the state employees' retirement system and the Washington state teachers' retirement system may be utilized to purchase obligations fully guaranteed by the United States government under the Military Housing Act (Title 42 U.S.C.A., § 1594).
AGO 1960 No. 102 >  February 25, 1960
FUNDS - FEDERAL FOREST RESERVE - USE TO PAY EXPENSES OF COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOL'S OFFICE
FUNDS - FEDERAL FOREST RESERVE - USE TO PAY EXPENSES OF COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOL'S OFFICE Federal forest reserve funds may not be used to pay the salary of the county school superintendent, his stenographer's salary, or other normal expenses such as travel, car repair and capital outlay for office equipment.
AGO 1956 No. 190 >  January 17, 1956
FUNDS - STATE TRADE FAIR FUND IS TRUST FUND OUTSIDE THE TREASURY
FUNDS ‑- STATE TRADE FAIR FUND IS TRUST FUND OUTSIDE THE TREASURY State Trade Fair Fund is trust fund outside treasury available to Director of Agriculture without appropriation by legislature.
AGO 1956 No. 255 >  May 1, 1956
FUNDS - CURRENT STATE SCHOOL - STATE GENERAL
FUNDS, CURRENT STATE SCHOOL, STATE GENERAL. Abolition of the current state school fund and merger thereof with the state general fund would be unconstitutional.
AGO 1955 No. 61 >  April 20, 1955
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS - FUNDS - DEPOSITS IN SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- FUNDS ‑- DEPOSITS IN SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS A municipal corporation is insured only up to an aggregate amount not in excess of $10,000.00 on all non-statutory [[nonstatutory]] funds deposited in one savings and loan association, unless more than one officer of the corporation is authorized to have custody of and deposit its funds.
AGO 1955 No. 130 >  August 29, 1955
COUNTIES - FUNDS - EMERGENCY - APPROPRIATION FOR EMPLOYER'S OASI CONTRIBUTIONS
COUNTIES ‑- FUNDS ‑- EMERGENCY ‑- APPROPRIATION FOR EMPLOYER'S OASI CONTRIBUTIONS County Commissioners may properly make emergency appropriation to pay employer's OASI contributions for period between adoption of coverage and earlier effective date thereof.
AGO 1954 No. 256 >  May 11, 1954
REAL ESTATE - KEEPING OF RECORDS - APPLICATION - FUNDS
REAL ESTATE ‑- KEEPING OF RECORDS ‑- APPLICATION ‑- FUNDS RCW 18.85.310 1953 Supp. applies to licensed real estate brokers and does not include closing companies or individuals, such as title insurance companies, banks, trust companies, attorneys or other qualified agencies. Copies of papers, including closing statement, must be given to the parties signing same and also kept by broker even though funds are not handled by broker.
AGO 1955 No. 26 >  February 21, 1955
FUNDS - STATE - MOTOR VEHICLE - HIGHWAY SAFETY - STATE PATROL RETIREMENT - APPROPRIATIONS
FUNDS ‑- STATE ‑- MOTOR VEHICLE ‑- HIGHWAY SAFETY ‑- STATE PATROL RETIREMENT ‑- APPROPRIATIONS. 1. Highway Safety Fund can be consolidated with Motor Vehicle Fund.   2. Appropriation for State Patrol Retirement Fund could be made from Motor Vehicle Fund after such consolidation.
AGO 1955 No. 96 >  June 9, 1955
COUNTIES - FUNDS
DUES TO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
County auditor may lawfully draw warrants for dues to state and national associations of county commissioners.
AGO 1955 No. 36 >  March 7, 1955
FUNDS - STATE - EMPLOYMENT SECURITY CONTINGENCY - EXPENDITURE
FUNDS ‑- STATE ‑- EMPLOYMENT SECURITY CONTINGENCY ‑- EXPENDITURE. Administrative Contingency Fund moneys may be used for purposes not chargeable against funds obtained from Federal sources.
AGO 1953 No. 134 >  September 17, 1953
COUNTIES - OFFICERS - DIRECTOR OF HEALTH - FUNDS - COUNTY
TRANSFER OF FUNDS WITHIN THE BUDGET The county director of health may not legally transfer funds from one general class of his budget to another.
AGO 1951 No. 470 >  March 13, 1951
FUNDS - TAYLOR GRAZING ACT - COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S ALLOCATING FUNDS
FUNDS ‑- TAYLOR GRAZING ACT ‑- COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S ALLOCATING FUNDS
Funds received by the county under the Taylor Grazing Act should be allocated by the County Commissioners in their discretion to school and county road purposes.
AGO 1951 No. 140 >  October 1, 1951
SCHOOLS - FUNDS - WARRANTS - TREASURER REQUIRED TO CALL WARRANTS, WHEN
SCHOOLS ‑- FUNDS ‑- WARRANTS ‑- TREASURER REQUIRED TO CALL WARRANTS, WHEN Treasurer required to issue warrant call on general school district funds in same manner as warrant calls are made on general funds of counties, cities and towns.
AGO 1951 No. 97 >  July 31, 1951
SOLDIERS - SOLDIERS AND SAILORS FUND - FUNDS - SOLDIERS AND SAILORS - VETERANS - GRAVE MARKERS - VETERANS, DECEASED
SOLDIERS ‑- SOLDIERS AND SAILORS FUND ‑- FUNDS ‑- SOLDIERS AND SAILORS ‑- VETERANS ‑- GRAVE MARKERS ‑- VETERANS, DECEASED ‑- COUNTY EXPENDITURES A headstone transportation charge for existing veterans' graves is not a valid county expenditure.
AGO 1951 No. 105 >  August 21, 1951
SOCIAL SECURITY - FUNDS - GENERAL ASSISTANCE - COUNTY BURIAL CHARGES
SOCIAL SECURITY ‑- FUNDS ‑- GENERAL ASSISTANCE ‑- COUNTY BURIAL CHARGES

1. The expense of burial of an indigent person provided by the county commissioners can be made a charge against the two mill General Assistance fund.2. County welfare departments, as agents for the county commissioners, are responsible for authorizing and approving for payment claims for such funerals.3. In the event remains of an indigent person are claimed by relatives or friends, the responsibility for providing a funeral rests upon such relatives or friends, if there is money available to pay for such funeral.

AGLO 1981 No. 5 >  March 9, 1981
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - CLERK - FUNDS
INTEREST ON INVESTMENT OF CLERK'S TRUST FUND

Where monies totalling $2,000 or more have been placed in trust with a superior court clerk in connection with a particular matter in litigation, and a litigant in the matter has filed a written request that investment be made of such funds and the income be paid to the beneficiary, all income from such investment is to be paid to the beneficiary with the exception of five percent thereof which the statute allows the clerk to deduct as an investment service fee.

AGLO 1981 No. 13 >  May 12, 1981
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DIRECTOR OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - BOARD OF ELECTRICAL EXAMINERS - APPROPRIATIONS - FUNDS
BASIS FOR EXPENDITURES FROM ELECTRICAL LICENSE FUND UNDER RCW 19.28.330 (1) RCW 19.28.330 does not authorize the director of Labor and Industries to make expenditures from the Electrical License Fund without a legislative appropriation. (2) Exercising its authority under RCW 19.28.330, the Board of Electrical Examiners may, in effect, require the Department of Labor and Industries to reduce expenditures from the Electrical License Fund below the levels contained in the budget developed under the provisions of the Budget and Accounting Act, chapter 43.88 RCW, by disapproving, in advance, particular expenditures or kinds of expenditures.
AGLO 1977 No. 51 >  November 14, 1977
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - FUNDS - INVESTMENTS
EMPLOYEES' DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS (1) RCW 28A.58.740, which authorizes school districts to invest funds accumulated thereunder in shares of an investment company, must be presumed by this office to be constitutional until otherwise ruled upon by a court of competent jurisdiction; moreover, the constitutionality of any such investments could conceivably depend upon the terms of the particular deferred compensation plan involved. (2) RCW 28A.58.740 does not constitute authority for a state‑regulated credit union to receive funds deposited pursuant to that section.
AGLO 1976 No. 14 >  February 23, 1976
ELECTIONS - FUNDS - PUBLIC
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS Constitutionality of the use of state funds to finance election campaigns; constitutional ability of the legislature to restrict campaign contributions so that persons might only contribute to a candidate if they are residents of the district which that candidate will represent if elected.
AGLO 1976 No. 36 >  May 26, 1976
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - TREASURER - FUNDS
SERVICES OF PUBLIC DEPOSITARIES If a public depositary is unwilling to provide the service of cashing or giving credit for state warrants, the state treasurer's office would be legally justified in excluding that depositary from further participation in the time deposit program provided, of course, the same restriction is imposed for any institution unwilling to agree to such a condition.
AGLO 1975 No. 35 >  March 28, 1975
HIGHWAYS - FUNDS
USE OF MOTOR VEHICLE FUND BY PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The state motor vehicle fund may be used to finance the operation of a proposed state department of transportation only to the extent that the activities and services of such a department would be related to highway purposes within the meaning of Article II, § 40 (Amendment 18) of the state constitution.
AGLO 1975 No. 63 >  July 17, 1975
TAXATION - COUNTIES - CITIES AND TOWNS - FUNDS - STATE - LEGISLATURE
DIVISION OF CERTAIN LOCAL EXCISE TAX REVENUES Extent to which the 1975 legislature may constitutionally divert proceeds derived from local motor vehicle excise taxes under RCW 35.58.273, et seq., from the taxing municipality for other purposes.
AGLO 1978 No. 3 >  February 15, 1978
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - FUNDS - APPROPRIATIONS - TRANSFER OF CERTAIN LOCAL FUNDS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ‑- FUNDS ‑- APPROPRIATIONS ‑- TRANSFER OF CERTAIN LOCAL FUNDS RCW 43.09.210 does not prohibit the making of those fund transfers by the Department of Agriculture which are provided for in § 31, chapter 339, Laws of 1977, 1st Ex. Sess., as a condition to certain appropriations to the state Department of General Administration.
AGLO 1975 No. 89 >  November 17, 1975
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - FUNDS - CREDIT UNIONS
INVESTMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDS IN CREDIT UNION School district funds, including associated student body funds, may not legally be deposited in a credit union.
AGLO 1977 No. 8 >  February 24, 1977
HOUSING AUTHORITIES - FUNDS - BANKS - INVESTMENTS - INVESTMENT OF HOUSING AUTHORITY FUNDS IN CERTAIN SECURITIES
HOUSING AUTHORITIES ‑- FUNDS ‑- BANKS ‑- INVESTMENTS ‑- INVESTMENT OF HOUSING AUTHORITY FUNDS IN CERTAIN SECURITIES A public housing authority established pursuant to chapter 35.82 RCW, although authorized to purchase time certificates of deposit issued by certain in-state financial institutions under chapter 39.68 RCW, has no legal authority to purchase such certificates of deposit when issued by out-of-state financial institutions.
AGLO 1973 No. 26 >  February 16, 1973
CITIES AND TOWNS - FOURTH CLASS - FUNDS - TRANSFER FUNDS - FOURTH CLASS CITIES - TRANSFER
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- FOURTH CLASS ‑- FUNDS ‑- TRANSFER FUNDS ‑- FOURTH CLASS CITIES ‑- TRANSFER A fourth class city has authority to transfer utility funds to current expense funds under both RCW 35.27.510 and RCW 35.37.020.
AGLO 1974 No. 41 >  April 3, 1974
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - URBAN ARTERIAL BOARD - CITIES AND TOWNS - MOTOR VEHICLES - HIGHWAYS - FUNDS
BAY FREEWAY The city of Seattle may not use moneys in its arterial street fund to repay the urban arterial board for state funds expended by that city in the purchase of right-of-way for the now abandoned Bay Freeway project.
AGLO 1974 No. 50 >  April 17, 1974
CEMETERIES - CONTRACTS - TRUSTS - FUNDS
ENDOWMENT (1) To the extent that a prearrangement contract calls for the furnishing of services and/or the delivery of merchandise, the contract must be fully performed by the cemetery authority with which it was made, in accordance with its terms, before any withdrawals of moneys from the prearrangement trust fund provided for in RCW 68.46.030 can be made. (2) When an endowment care cemetery accepts a reservation for a burial plot with no requirement on the part of the beneficiary to make any payments until actual interment, and where the beneficiary is not obligated to utilize the reservation, the cemetery authority is not required to make any payments into its endowment care fund under RCW 68.40.010.
AGLO 1974 No. 63 >  July 1, 1974
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - INTERMEDIATE - FUNDS - OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - TREASURER
INVESTMENT OF STATE FUNDS The board of directors of an intermediate school district does not have the authority to invest or to authorize its county treasurer to invest funds which it receives from the state for distribution to local school districts under RCW 28A.48.010.
AGLO 1974 No. 65 >  July 5, 1974
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - FUNDS - OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
FAILURE TO CONDUCT SCHOOL FOR 180 DAYS (1) If a schools district fails to conduct school for at least 180 days by reason of a cause not constituting an "unforseen emergency" as defined in RCW 28A.41.170, the district must forfeit a pro rata portion of its annual entitlement of state apportionment funds under RCW 28A.41.130. (2) If the failure of a school district to conduct school for at least 180 days is occasioned by an "unforeseen emergency" as thus defined, the district will be eligible for its full annual entitlement of state apportionment funds if the state superintendent of public instruction has so provided by rules and regulations adopted pursuant to RCW 28A.41.170.
AGLO 1973 No. 109 >  November 20, 1973
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - STATE EMPLOYEES INSURANCE BOARD - FUNDS - APPROPRIATIONS - INSURANCE
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- STATE EMPLOYEES INSURANCE BOARD ‑- FUNDS ‑- APPROPRIATIONS ‑- INSURANCE It is not legally necessary for the legislature to make an appropriation from the state employees' insurance revolving fund in order to permit expenditures therefrom; where, however, an appropriation from this fund is made it constitutes a limitation upon the amount that may be expended during the period covered by the appropriation.
AGLO 1973 No. 114 >  December 28, 1973
INITIATIVE NO. 276 - ELECTIONS - FUNDS - POLITICAL COMMITTEE
CONTRIBUTIONS An organization dealing with its own funds does not become a "political committee" under RCW 42.17.020(22), merely by making contributions of those funds to or in support of a candidate for public office or ballot proposition; such an organization, however, will constitute a political committee if it receives contributions from others which, with the actual or constructive knowledge of the contributors, are set aside to be used for the support of such candidates or proposition.
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