Type Advisory Opinion 
Date 11/21/1995 
Number 95-19 
Topic Mailing - Election Year 
Election year mailings are examined to determine if they may be sent at public expense
At the time of this opinion the statute in question was RCW 42.17.132 - it is now 42.52.185.  The purpose of mailing restrictions is to reduce incumbent legislator's  election advantage during the last year of their legislative term of office.  Most of this opinion is devoted to crafting legislative responses to constituents in such a way so that those responses will not violate the newsletter mailing restrictions.
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