Washington Law Review


Your committee on administrative law, which was reorganized and appointed in the fall of 1950, held a series of preliminary meetings to outline the objectives of the committee and its policy with a view to correcting the obvious defects in the administrative practice and procedure in the state of Washington. Our preliminary survey revealed the startling fact that there are some forty agencies, boards, commissions, or administrators in the state of Washington authorized to make rules, hold hearings, adjudicate rights and issue orders. No uniformity exists with relation to the procedure before these agencies, and in some instances, the only rules in existence are those which are kept in the desk of the secretary. Appeals from the determinations of these agencies, or administrators, are covered by a myriad of statutes with no uniformity of any kind.

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