WSR 09-24-065

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed November 25, 2009, 10:18 a.m. ]

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, 67.08.105, 43.24.023, and 43.24.086.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To amend, retain, or repeal current rules as per the governor's directive on rules review. To further clarify laws that passed during the 2009 legislative session (SB 6126, chapter 429, Laws of 2009). Chapter 429, Laws of 2009, requires the boxing, martial arts, and wrestling program to collect enough revenue to cover administrative costs.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department of licensing (DOL) will be working with an ad hoc committee on rule making. Communication with the public in general will be made through the DOL professional athletics web site and the BOXING-MARTIAL-ARTS-WRESTLING listserv. To receive information by email, please sign up on the BOXING-MARTIAL-ARTS-WRESTLING listserv at http://listserv.wa.gov.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lawna Knight, Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Professional Athletics Program, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6643, e-mail lknight@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-2550. Interested parties may send in their comments by mail, phone, facsimile, or e-mail. The public is also welcome to attend the ad hoc committee meetings. Details of the ad hoc committee meetings will be posted on our web site and distributed through the BOXING-MARTIAL-ARTS-WRESTLING listserv. Additional information will be posted on the professional athletics internet web site as it becomes available at http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/athletics/.

November 25, 2009

Walt Fahrer

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office