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AGO 1958 No. 165 >  February 26, 1958
TOWNSHIPS - POWERS - CEMETERIES - POWER TO ESTABLISH ENDOWMENT CARE FUND - CEMETERIES - POWER TO ESTABLISH ENDOWMENT CARE FUND - ENDOWMENT CARE
TOWNSHIPS ‑- POWERS ‑- CEMETERIES ‑- POWER TO ESTABLISH ENDOWMENT CARE FUND ‑- CEMETERIES ‑- POWER TO ESTABLISH ENDOWMENT CARE FUND ‑- ENDOWMENT CARE ‑- POWER OF TOWNSHIP TO ESTABLISH FUND A township has no power to establish an endowment care fund for cemetery maintenance.
AGO 1957 No. 115 >  August 27, 1957
STATE PATROL - POWERS - ON COUNTY ROADS - IN COUNTY PARKS - IN CITIES
STATE PATROL ‑- POWERS ‑- ON COUNTY ROADS ‑- IN COUNTY PARKS ‑- IN CITIES (1) Officers of the state patrol have the power and duty to enforce state laws having a uniform application to the general public throughout the state, whether within or without the corporate limits of any county or city, but this power does not authorize them to enforce matters exclusively of local concern, including violations of county and city ordinances.(2) Officers of the state patrol may enforce the state motor vehicle code on county roads and in county parks, but are not authorized to enforce county and city ordinances of local origin and nature.
AGO 1957 No. 40 >  March 28, 1957
COUNTY TREASURER - POWERS
COUNTY TREASURER ‑- POWERS The county treasurer may hold up payment of a warrant if he believes such payment will be illegal; he may not split the warrant, paying the concededly valid portion only, but must obtain from the county auditor a new warrant in the correct amount.
AGO 1957 No. 48 >  April 16, 1957
NOTARY PUBLIC - POWERS - UNAUTHORIZED ACTS
NOTARY PUBLIC ‑- POWERS ‑- UNAUTHORIZED ACTS A notary public is a public officer whose authority consists of those powers expressly conferred upon him by statute or which may necessarily be implied therefrom, and the use of his position for the purpose of imputing an authority not so conferred upon him is unauthorized.
AGO 1957 No. 50 >  April 22, 1957
COURTS - COURT COMMISSIONERS - QUALIFICATIONS - POWERS - INCOMPATIBILITY WITH OFFICE OF PROBATION OFFICER - INCOMPATIBLE OFFICES - COURT COMMISSIONER AND CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER
COURTS ‑- COURT COMMISSIONERS ‑- QUALIFICATIONS ‑- POWERS ‑- INCOMPATIBILITY WITH OFFICE OF PROBATION OFFICER -- INCOMPATIBLE OFFICES ‑- COURT COMMISSIONER AND CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER (1) A court commissioner need not be a lawyer.  (2) The positions of court commissioner and chief probation officer are incompatible.  (3) A court commissioner is authorized to hear and determine all matters properly within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.
AGO 1955 No. 175 >  December 16, 1955
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS - SEWER DISTRICT - POWERS - SURPLUS REVENUE FINANCING - CAPITAL ADDITIONS
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- SEWER DISTRICT ‑- POWERS ‑- SURPLUS REVENUE FINANCING ‑- CAPITAL ADDITIONS A sewer district is not empowered by the legislature, either expressly or by implication, to make payments from surplus revenues to construct an extension of the district's sewer system.
AGO 1955 No. 180 >  December 28, 1955
FIRE DISTRICTS - POWERS - AIRPORTS - MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS
FIRE DISTRICTS ‑- POWERS ‑- AIRPORTS ‑- MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS A portion of a fire district may withdraw from the district and join an adjoining district, regardless of the consent of the commissioners of the district in which it is presently located, provided statutory procedure is complied with; a fire district may contract with another fire district to furnish fire protection to an area wholly within another district; and a fire district has the duty to furnish fire protection to the transportation operations of an airport operated by a port district within the fire district boundaries.
AGO 1955 No. 67 >  April 25, 1955
STATE TRAINING SCHOOL - STATE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS - SUPERINTENDENTS - POWERS - DISCHARGE OR REFUSAL TO ADMIT INMATES
STATE TRAINING SCHOOL ‑- STATE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS ‑- SUPERINTENDENTS ‑- POWERS ‑- DISCHARGE OR REFUSAL TO ADMIT INMATES Superintendent for state school for girls has no authority to discharge inmate for incorrigibility, but superintendent of state training school may do so upon concurrence of division of children and youth services, department of public institutions.  Superintendent of girls school cannot refuse to admit girl committed thereto, but may return her to committing court under RCW 72.20.070.  Superintendent of state training school cannot refuse to admit, but may return in compliance with RCW 72.16.080.  On return, committing court may modify or set aside order of commitment; if commitment was on conviction of crime, sentence may either be imposed or suspended.
AGO 1954 No. 372 >  December 28, 1954
PORT DISTRICTS - POWERS - LACK OF POWER TO CREATE FIRE DISTRICT
PORT DISTRICTS ‑- POWERS ‑- LACK OF POWER TO CREATE FIRE DISTRICT Port districts do not have express or implied power to create fire districts.
AGO 1955 No. 8 >  January 17, 1955
LANDS - HARBOR AREA - PUBLIC PLACE - IMPROVEMENTS - CITY OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL - CITIES AND TOWNS - POWERS
LANDS ‑- HARBOR AREA ‑- PUBLIC PLACE ‑- IMPROVEMENTS ‑- CITY OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- POWERS ‑- DOCKS ‑- MAINTENANCE AND INSURANCE 1. The state does not own and has no interest in rents that do, and insurance proceeds that may, accrue from a dock built by a first class city on a public place in a harbor area.  2. First class city may pay expenses of maintenance, repair and insurance on a municipal dock.
AGO 1954 No. 305 >  August 23, 1954
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS - POWERS
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- POWERS A third class city may acquire a housing project under the Lanham Act and lease it to a non-municipal managing authority.
AGO 1953 No. 188 >  December 30, 1953
GOVERNOR - POWERS - AUTHORIZATION OF PRESENTATION TO FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION OF RESULTS OF STATE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING STUDY ON UTILIZATION OF WATER RESOURCES
GOVERNOR ‑- POWERS ‑- AUTHORIZATION OF PRESENTATION TO FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION OF RESULTS OF STATE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING STUDY ON UTILIZATION OF WATER RESOURCES The Governor may lawfully authorize a state engineer to present the results of state research and engineering study before the Federal Power Commission where important interests of the state are involved.
AGO 1953 No. 121 >  August 24, 1953
FIRE DISTRICTS - POWERS - OPERATION OF AMBULANCE SERVICE - FIREMEN - FIREMAN'S ASSOCIATION - OPERATION OF AMBULANCE SERVICE
FIRE DISTRICTS ‑- POWERS ‑- OPERATION OF AMBULANCE SERVICE -- FIREMEN ‑- FIREMAN'S ASSOCIATION ‑- OPERATION OF AMBULANCE SERVICE 1. A fire district may own and operate an ambulance service. 2. A fireman's association may own and operate an ambulance service.
AGO 1953 No. 138 >  September 25, 1953
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS - POWERS - TAXATION - LICENSE - GAMBLING - LICENSE OR TAX BY
TAX AN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY A city of the first class has no power granted to it to tax or license an illegal activity such as gambling.
AGO 1951 No. 113 >  August 31, 1951
COUNTIES - COMMISSIONERS - POWERS - AERIAL SURVEY
COUNTIES ‑- COMMISSIONERS ‑- POWERS ‑- AERIAL SURVEY Although there is no expressed statutory authority authorizing the county commissioners to expend money for an aerial survey, it may be implied that such an expenditure would be proper.
AGO 1951 No. 440 >  January 31, 1951
HOUSING AUTHORITIES - POWERS - ACQUISITION, OPERATION AND DISPOSITION OF PROJECTS OWNED BY FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION
HOUSING AUTHORITIES ‑- POWERS ‑- ACQUISITION, OPERATION AND DISPOSITION OF PROJECTS OWNED BY FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION

State Housing Authorities have power to acquire the properties of Federal projects, but may operate them only for nonprofit low rental purposes.Disposition of such property, once acquired by housing authorities, is controlled by Federal statute.  (Section 1586, Title 42, U.S.C.A.)

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