ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
Filed January 31, 2012,
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 February 22,
2012. 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)
586-0728, or by writing to the Office of the Attorney General,
Solicitor General Division, Attention Jeffrey T. Even, Deputy
Solicitor General, P.O. Box 40100, Olympia, WA 98504-0100.
When you notify the office of your intention to comment, you
may 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.
If you are interested in receiving notice of new formal
opinion requests via e-mail, you may visit the attorney
general's web site at www.atg.wa.gov/AGOOpinions/default.aspx
for more information on how to join our opinions listserv.
The attorney general's office seeks public input on the
following opinion request(s):Opinion Docket No. 12-01-02
Request by Steven Tucker, Spokane County Prosecutor
||Does the principle that a legislature cannot enact a
statute or enter into an agreement that prevents a future
legislature from exercising its lawmaking power similarly
apply to boards of county commissioners?
||If the answer to the first question is "yes," then are
boards of county commissioners bound by a contractual
promise not to participate in a federal and
state-mandated process calling for input from local
||If the answer to the second question is "no," then can a
county commissioner be held liable for tortious
interference with such a contract for carrying out his or
her legislative functions?
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