SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5502





                        57th Legislature

                      2001 Regular Session

Passed by the Senate March 9, 2001

  YEAS 48   NAYS 0




President of the Senate


Passed by the House April 6, 2001

  YEAS 93   NAYS 0



I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is  SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5502 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.




Speaker of the

      House of Representatives






Speaker of the

      House of Representatives



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Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                    SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5502



             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Financial Institutions (originally sponsored by Senator Prentice)



Modifying boxing officials' licensing requirements. 

    AN ACT Relating to boxing official licensing; and amending RCW 67.08.100.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 67.08.100 and 1999 c 282 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) The department upon receipt of a properly completed application and payment of a nonrefundable fee, may grant an annual license to an applicant for the following:  (a) Promoter; (b) manager; (c) boxer; (d) second; (e) wrestling participant; (f) inspector; (g) judge; (h) timekeeper; (i) announcer; (j) event physician; (k) referee; (l) matchmaker; (m) kickboxer; and (n) martial arts participant.

    (2) The application for the following types of licenses shall include a physical performed by a physician, as defined in RCW 67.08.002, which was performed by the physician with a time period preceding the application as specified by rule:  (a) Boxer; (b) wrestling participant; (c) kickboxer; (d) martial arts participant; and (e) referee.

    (3) An applicant for the following types of licenses for the sports of boxing, kickboxing, and martial arts shall provide annual proof of certification as having adequate experience, skill, and training from an organization approved by the department, including, but not limited to, the association of boxing commissions, the international boxing federation, the international boxing organization, the Washington state association of professional ring officials, the world boxing association, the world boxing council, or the world boxing organization for boxing officials, and the united full contact federation for kickboxing and martial arts officials:  (a) Judge; (b) referee; (c) inspector; (d) timekeeper; or (e) other officials deemed necessary by the department.

    (4) Any license may be revoked, suspended, or denied by the director for a violation of this chapter or a rule adopted by the director.

    (((4))) (5) No person shall participate or serve in any of the above capacities unless licensed as provided in this chapter.

    (((5))) (6) The referees, judges, timekeepers, event physicians, and inspectors for any boxing event shall be designated by the department from among licensed officials.

    (((6))) (7) The referee for any wrestling event shall be provided by the promoter and shall be licensed as a wrestling participant.

    (((7))) (8) The department shall immediately suspend the license or certificate of a person who has been certified pursuant to RCW 74.20A.320 by the department of social and health services as a person who is not in compliance with a support order.  If the person has continued to meet all other requirements for reinstatement during the suspension, reissuance of the license or certificate shall be automatic upon the department's receipt of a release issued by the department of social and health services stating that the licensee is in compliance with the order.

    (((8))) (9) A person may not be issued a license if the person has an unpaid fine outstanding to the department.

    (((9))) (10) A person may not be issued a license unless they are at least eighteen years of age.

    (((10))) (11) This section shall not apply to contestants or participants in events at which only amateurs are engaged in contests and/or fraternal organizations and/or veterans' organizations chartered by congress or the defense department or any recognized amateur sanctioning body recognized by the department, holding and promoting athletic events and where all funds are used primarily for the benefit of their members.  Upon request of the department, a promoter, contestant, or participant shall provide sufficient information to reasonably determine whether this chapter applies.


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