ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
Filed November 4, 2005,
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 December 14,
2005. 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 Karen Fraser
||State Senator, 22nd District
1. Must a municipality have an ownership interest in a
tourism-related facility in order to allocate lodging tax
revenues received under RCW 67.28.180 and .181 for the
operation of that tourism-related facility?
2. May a municipality spend lodging tax revenues on
operating expenses of special events and festivals designed to
attract tourists which are operated by non-municipal entities?
3. May a municipality enter into contracts with tourism
promotion agencies that provide advance payment of hotel-motel
tax revenues for tourist promotion?