WSR 04-18-030


[ Filed August 24, 2004, 3:55 p.m. ]



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 September 22, 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):

04-08-04 Request by Ronald Zirkle
Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney

1. Would the proposed donation of property (worth about $680,000) owned by the county but now leased to a non-profit agency for purposes of work done on behalf of the developmentally disabled, be prohibited under Article 8, sec. 7 of the state constitution?

2. Would the proposed donation be consistent with Referendum 29 and Referendum 37?

3. Would the proposed donation be a violation of the surplus property procedures of RCW 36.34?

4. Would the proposed donation violate the fiduciary duties of the Board of County Commissioners?

5. If the proposed donation is lawful, what procedural requirements apply?

Legislature Code Reviser 


Washington State Code Reviser's Office