WSR 04-22-088


[ Filed November 2, 2004, 10:41 a.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 November 24, 2004. This is not a 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):

04-11-01 Request by Michael Connelly
Chair, Public Disclosure Commission

1. Does the term "elected legislative body" for the purposes of RCW 42.17.130 extend to county, city, or other local government multi-member boards and commissions and similar entities when (a) the entity includes both appointed members and elected officials who represent their jurisdictions on the board; (b) the members who serve on the entity do so by virtue of their being elected officials in specific jurisdictions; and (c) the entity is an informal group of elected officials from different jurisdictions who publicly meet to discuss matters of mutual concern?

2. What constitutes a "legislative" function for the purposes of local or county government multi-member boards and commissions and similar entities subject to RCW 42.17.130?

Legislature Code Reviser 


Washington State Code Reviser's Office