PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 36-12 WAC, Professional boxing; chapter 36-13 WAC, Professional wrestling; and chapter 36-14 WAC, Professional martial arts.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.08.017 and 43.24.023.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To amend, retain or repeal current rules. To further clarify laws that passed during the 2004 legislative session (SB 6103, chapter 149, Laws of 2004). Chapter 149, Laws of 2004 further defines amateur sports and makes certain types of extreme fighting illegal.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Randy Renfrow, Business and Professions Division, Professional Athletics Section, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507-9026, phone (360) 664-6644, fax (360) 570-4956, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested parties may send in their comments by mail, phone, facsimile, or e-mail. Additional information will be posted on the professional athletic internet website at http://www.dol.wa.gov/plss/pafront.htm.
April 8, 2004