PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adding and amending amateur martial arts, chapter 36-14 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.08.017, 43.24.023.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESHB 2301 was passed during the 2012 legislative session, giving the department authority to establish licensing requirements, adopt rules regarding whether or not specific martial arts are mixed martial arts for the purpose of applying licensing provisions, adopt standards of amateur conduct or practice, and set licensing and renewal fees.
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. The department will work closely with interested parties by holding several workshops throughout the state. The public is welcome to attend. Details of workshops and communication with the public will be posted on our web site, distributed through the martial arts and boxing listserv, and direct mailings to licensees and interested parties.
To receive information by e-mail, please sign up on the martial arts and boxing 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 Cameron Dalmas, Business and Professions Division, Professional Athletics Program, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6643, e-mail email@example.com, fax (360) 664-2550. Additional information will be posted on the martial arts and boxing web site as it becomes available at http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/athletics/.
June 19, 2012