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AGO 1971 No. 33 >  October 29, 1971
MEETINGS - PUBLIC - APPLICABILITY OF OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES
MEETINGS ‑- PUBLIC ‑- APPLICABILITY OF OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES Applicability of open public meetings act of 1971 to state and local governmental agencies; agency actions or activities covered by the act; notice and other procedural requirements; sanctions or penalties for noncompliance; exemptions.
AGO 1971 No. 37 >  November 29, 1971
TAXATION - PROPERTY - COUNTIES - MEETINGS - PUBLIC - ATTENDANCE BY PUBLIC AT SESSIONS OF A COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
TAXATION ‑- PROPERTY ‑- COUNTIES ‑- MEETINGS ‑- PUBLIC ‑- ATTENDANCE BY PUBLIC AT SESSIONS OF A COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION RCW 84.48.010, in requiring county boards of equalization convened pursuant thereto to meet in open session, requires that all sessions of a county board of equalization which have been convened pursuant to this statute be open to attendance by the public except where the county assessor proposes to offer in evidence information which he has obtained under RCW 84.48.340; where such evidence is offered, the board's session must be closed to the public unless the taxpayer against whom the evidence is offered accedes to the opening of the session to the public, and thereby waives his right to confidentiality.
AGO 1983 No. 1 >  March 8, 1983
MEETINGS - PUBLIC - COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES - FEES
APPLICABILITY OF OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT TO SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES FEES COMMITTEE The Washington Open Public Meetings Act (chapter 42.30 RCW) is applicable to meetings of services and activities fees committees at state institutions of higher education.
AGO 1986 No. 16 >  December 31, 1986
MEETINGS - PUBLIC
APPLICABILITY OF OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT TO A COMMITTEE OF THE GOVERNING BODY. (1) The definition of governing body, including any "committee thereof," covers both committees composed of members of the governing body and committees composed of nonmembers appointed by the governing body.(2) A committee of the governing body is required to comply with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act when it acts on behalf of the governing body by exercising actual or de facto decision making power.
AGO 1955 No. 6 >  January 5, 1955
MEETINGS - PUBLIC BODIES - NOTICE TO PRESS, RADIO AND TELEVISION
MEETINGS ‑- PUBLIC BODIES ‑- NOTICE TO PRESS, RADIO AND TELEVISION 1. When a legislative body which is subject to the provisions of RCW 42.32.010 recesses a regular meeting, or a special meeting of which proper notice has been given, to later in the same day, the meeting may be resumed after the recess without giving notice to the press, radio and television of the reconvened meeting.  2. When a legislative body which is subject to the provisions of RCW 42.32.010 adjourns a regular meeting, or a special meeting of which proper notice has been given, to a later date, notice must be given to press, radio and television of the reconvened meeting, unless such meeting is held on the business day immediately following adjournment.  3. If the press, radio and television services which are entitled to notice of meetings of legislative bodies under RCW 42.32.010 are represented at a meeting which is adjourned, then announcement at the time of adjournment of the date for resumption of the meeting will satisfy the notice requirement.
AGO 1954 No. 252 >  May 6, 1954
MEETINGS - PUBLIC BODIES - NOTICE TO PRESS AND RADIO
MEETINGS ‑- PUBLIC BODIES ‑- NOTICE TO PRESS AND RADIO Under chapter 216, Laws of 1953, (RCW 42.32.030) when a meeting is continued to a future date and such public body is to adopt any ordinance, resolution, rule, regulation, order or directive, notice of the meeting must be given as follows:   (1) As required by attorney general's opinion 53-55 No. 57 to Honorable Arthur B. Langlie, dated May 28, 1953; (2) Notice need contain only such information as would indicate it was a continuance of previous meeting; and (3) In case of a reversal of previous ordinance, etc., where public notified, notice above (2) must be given.
AGO 1953 No. 57 >  May 28, 1953
MEETINGS - PUBLIC BODIES - NOTICE TO PRESS AND RADIO
MEETINGS ‑- PUBLIC BODIES ‑- NOTICE TO PRESS AND RADIO(1) 1. For the meetings of state agencies to be held in Olympia, notification of Associated Press, United Press, and Radio News Service is sufficient. 2. For meetings of state agencies to be held in any county other than Thurston, notice to any press service which has an agency located within the county, plus direct notice to the daily newspapers of general circulation published in the county, and notice to at least one radio and television station (if any) located in that county will suffice.  If there are no daily newspapers, notice to a weekly or other periodically published newspaper may be substituted.  If there are none published in the county, notice to any daily newspaper of general circulation in the county is sufficient.  If no radio or television station is located in the county, the newspaper notification is sufficient.  Meetings of agencies of municipalities or other political subdivisions are to be governed by the same rules except that press services need not be notified.
AGO 1952 No. 283 >  April 9, 1952
SCHOOL DISTRICTS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - MEETINGS - VOTING BY PROXY OR IN ABSENTIA
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- MEETINGS ‑- VOTING BY PROXY OR IN ABSENTIA A member of the board of a first class school district may not act by proxy or in absentia, but must be personally present at a board meeting in order to participate in the proceedings of the board.
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