ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
Filed May 25, 2004,
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 June 23, 2004.
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) 664-3027, 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):
||Request by Janice Niemi, Chair
1. Are transfer of funds from the gambling revolving fund
to the state general fund in conflict with RCW 9.46, et seq.,
which provides that the gambling revolving fund is to be used
for the collection of fees to license and regulate gambling?
Assuming for the sake of argument that they are in conflict,
can the Legislature amend the policy and intent of the
Gambling Act in this manner?
2. Do these repeated transfers violate article VII,
section 5 of the state constitution?
3. Do these transfers violate the state/tribal Compacts
and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)?
4. Do these transfers constitute a state tax on Indian
Tribes in violation of federal law?
5. Does OFM have the authority to reduce allotments and
thereby change the Commission's budgetary and policy
decisions, and use budget notes to impliedly repeal the
provisions of RCW 9.46.100?
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