HB 2119

                       As Passed House

                       April 17, 1993


Title:  An act relating to abolition of the state professional athletic commission.


Brief Description:  Abolishing the state professional athletic commission.


Sponsors:  Representatives Dunshee, Lemmon and Wolfe; by request of Office of Financial Management.


Brief History:

  Reported by House Committee on:

Appropriations, April 9, 1993, DP;

  Passed House, April 19, 1993.




Majority Report:  Do pass.  Signed by 23 members:  Representatives Locke, Chair; Valle, Vice Chair; Carlson, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Appelwick; Ballasiotes; Basich; Cooke; Dorn; Dunshee; G. Fisher; Jacobsen; Lemmon; Linville; Morton; Peery; Rust; Sehlin; Sheahan; Sommers; Stevens; Talcott; Wang; and Wolfe.


Staff:  Beth Redfield (786-7130).


Background:  The Professional Athletic Commission is composed of three members appointed by the governor.  The commission regulates professional boxing and wrestling in Washington State, including the granting and revocation of licenses.


Summary of Bill:  The Professional Athletic Commission is abolished.  Its powers, duties, and functions are transferred to the Department of Licensing (DOL).  All records or written material, office property, funds or other assets, and employees of the commission are transferred to DOL.  The director of the Office of Financial Management (OFM) is to resolve any questions arising during the transfer.


Fiscal Note:  Not requested.


Effective Date:  The bill contains an emergency clause and takes effect July 1, 1993.


Testimony For:  None.


Testimony Against:  None.


Witnesses:  None.