WSR 05-06-052

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE


[ Filed February 28, 2005, 3:54 p.m. ]


NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINION

WASHINGTON ATTORNEY GENERAL



The Washington Attorney General issues formal published opinions in response to requests by the heads of state agencies, state legislators, and county prosecuting attorneys. When it appears that individuals outside the Attorney General's Office have information or expertise that will assist in the preparation of a particular opinion, a summary of that opinion request will be published in the state register. If you are interested in commenting on a request listed in this volume of the register, you should notify the Attorney General's Office of your interest by March 23, 2005. This is not the due date by which comments must be received. However, if you do not notify the Attorney General's Office of your interest in commenting on an opinion request by this date, the opinion may be issued before your comments have been received. You may notify the Attorney General's Office of your intention to comment by calling (360) 586-4218, or by writing to the Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General, P.O. Box 40100, Olympia, WA 98504-0100. When you notify the office of your intention to comment, you will be provided with a copy of the opinion request in which you are interested; information about the Attorney General's Opinion process; information on how to submit your comments; and a due date by which your comments must be received to ensure that they are fully considered.


The Attorney General's Office seeks public input on the following opinion request(s).


05-02-09 Request by Jim Honeyford
State Senator, 15th Legislative District

1. Is the Department of Agriculture (DOA) authorized to use funds from the fruit and vegetable inspection account created pursuant to RCW 15.17.240 in order to pay administrative and overhead expenses of the DOA?

2. What types of expenses of the DOA are considered to have been incurred in the "implementation and enforcement" of RCW 15.17?

3. Is the DOA authorized to pay from the fruit and vegetable inspection account created pursuant to RCW 15.17.240 any expenses other than those referred to in your answer to question 2?

Washington State Code Reviser's Office