ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
Filed April 13, 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 May 9, 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. 12-04-03
Request by Senator Mike Carrell, District 28
1. To what extent may the county commissioners of a
charter county invoke RCW 36.29.090 to suspend an elected
county treasurer-assessor from all or a portion of his or her
2. In the context of RCW 36.29.090, what constitutes an
action based upon "official misconduct" that would warrant
county commissioners suspending a treasurer?
3. If a charter county may not suspend a
treasurer-assessor under RCW 36.29.090, what are the
constitutional limitations, if any, on the state legislature
to modify laws to allow a charter county to exercise such
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