WSR 97-13-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

[Filed June 18, 1997, 10:05 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Establish new rules for the regulation of professional boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, and martial arts.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.08.017 and chapter 205, Laws of 1997.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A new law regulating professional boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, and martial arts has just been adopted. New rules are needed to update the current regulations and to provide for the implementation of kickboxing and martial arts events.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and focus groups, written comment, public meetings, AD-HOC committee members.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Michael C. Recor, Program Coordinator, Professional Athletics, Business and Professions Division, P.O. Box 2445, Olympia, WA 98507-2445, phone (360) 753-3713, FAX (360) 753-3747, TDD (360) 586-2788.

June 16, 1997

Michael C. Recor

Program Coordinator

Professional Athletics

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