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AGLO 1981 No. 26 >  September 15, 1981
LEGISLATURE - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - LAW AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
EFFECTIVE DATE OF CHAPTER 259, LAWS OF 1981 (1)  The effective date of §§ 2, 3 and 4 of chapter 259, Laws of 1981, relating to the appointment of administrative law judges to hear complaints filed pursuant to the state law against discrimination (chapter 49.60 RCW) is July 1, 1982. (2)  The legal authority to appoint such administrative law judges for the Washington State Human Rights Commission is vested in the chief administrative law judge who is appointed by the Governor in accordance with § 12(1), chapter 67, Laws of 1981.
AGO 2012 No. 1 >  February 9, 2012
CITIES - LAW AGAINST DISCRIMINATION - PREEMPTION
Whether State Law Requiring Food Establishments To Accommodate Trained Guide Dogs And Miniature Horses Preempts An Ordinance Of A First Class City Requiring Accommodation Of A Broader Class Of Animals

An ordinance of a first class city that prohibits food establishments from treating people differently based upon the use of additional types of service animals is not preempted by a state law prohibiting different treatment based only on the use of trained guide dogs and miniature horses.

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