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AGO 1966 No. 115 >  October 20, 1966
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS - POWER OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO PROHIBIT PRIVATE LAW PRACTICE BY PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS - SAME AS TO FIXING SALARIES
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS ‑- POWER OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO PROHIBIT PRIVATE LAW PRACTICE BY PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS ‑- SAME AS TO FIXING SALARIES (1) The county commissioners of a second (or lower) class county may not make a law prohibiting their prosecuting attorney from engaging in the private practice of law where the legislature has enacted a statute which permits such practice. (2) A county may not pay its prosecuting attorney a salary greater than that fixed by RCW 36.17.020, as consideration for his agreement not to engage in private practice.
AGO 1969 No. 20 >  October 16, 1969
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS - SALARIES - PAYMENT OF ONE HALF BY STATE - FRINGE BENEFITS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS - SALARIES - PAYMENT OF ONE HALF BY STATE - FRINGE BENEFITS The requirement in RCW 36.17.020, as amended by § 1, chapter 226, Laws of 1969, Ex. Sess., that "one half the salary of each prosecuting attorney shall be paid by the state" does not impose an obligation upon the state to make one half of the employer's required payments for state retirement and social security coverage for such prosecuting attorneys as are participating in these retirement programs.
AGO 1955 No. 48 >  March 28, 1955
COUNTIES - PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS - DEPUTIES - APPOINTMENT - RESIDENCE
COUNTIES ‑- PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS ‑- DEPUTIES ‑- APPOINTMENT ‑- RESIDENCE A board of county commissioners can determine the number of deputy prosecuting attorneys necessary for their county and the salary to be paid to each, but may not participate in the selection and removal of such deputies. A deputy prosecuting attorney must be a resident for voting purposes in the county which he serves.
AGO 1954 No. 364 >  December 16, 1954
COUNTIES - PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS - GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS PRIVATE PRACTICE
COUNTIES ‑- PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS ‑- GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS PRIVATE PRACTICE A prosecuting attorney in a county other than class A may not accept employment in guardianship proceedings where notice of hearing would otherwise be issued requiring him to appear in his official capacity.
AGLO 1974 No. 69 >  July 17, 1974
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS
DUTY TO REPRESENT COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY County prosecuting attorneys are required to provide legal counsel and representation to county transportation authorities created pursuant to chapter 167, Laws of 1974, 1st Ex. Sess.
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