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AGO Opinions with Topic: STATE LEGISLATURE
AGO 1994 No. 13 >  September 12, 1994
LEGISLATORS - STATE LEGISLATURE - PUBLIC FUNDS
Mailings by legislators at public expense 1.  Neither house of the Washington State Legislature has authority to adopt a rule or a policy on mailings by legislators at public expense which would supersede the provisions of RCW 42.17.132, a statute on the same subject.  2.  The language in RCW 42.17.132 generally limiting legislators at certain times to mailings to constituents "in direct response to . . . [a] request" does not require that the request be explicit, but requires some evidence that the addressees of a legislative communication had shown an interest in the legislator's view on the subject, or in obtaining other relevant information.
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