CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6264
2002 Regular Session
Passed by the Senate March 11, 2002
YEAS 39 NAYS 5
President of the Senate
Passed by the House March 6, 2002
YEAS 87 NAYS 6
I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6264 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6264
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2002 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Financial Institutions (originally sponsored by Senators Prentice and Kline)
READ FIRST TIME 02/04/2002.
AN ACT Relating to chiropractors at boxing, kickboxing, and martial arts events; amending RCW 67.08.002, 67.08.090, and 67.08.100; and providing an effective date.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 67.08.002 and 1999 c 282 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
the context clearly requires otherwise,)) The definitions in this
section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires
(1) "Amateur" means a person who engages in athletic activities as a pastime and not as a professional.
(2) "Boxing" means a contest in which the contestants exchange blows with their fists, but does not include professional wrestling.
(3) "Chiropractor" means a person licensed under chapter 18.25 RCW as a doctor of chiropractic or under the laws of any jurisdiction in which that person resides.
(4) "Department" means the department of licensing.
(5) "Director" means the director of the department of
licensing or the director's designee.
(6) "Event" includes, but is not limited to, a boxing,
wrestling, or martial arts contest, sparring, fisticuffs, match, show, or
(7) "Event physician" means the physician licensed under RCW
67.08.100 and who is responsible for the activities described in RCW 67.08.090.
(8) "Face value" means the dollar value of a ticket or order,
which value must reflect the dollar amount that the customer is required to pay
or, for a complimentary ticket, would have been required to pay to purchase a
ticket with equivalent seating priority, in order to view the event.
(9) "Gross receipts" means the amount received from the face
value of all tickets sold and complimentary tickets redeemed.
(10) "Kickboxing" means a type of boxing in which blows are
delivered with the hand and any part of the leg below the hip, including the
(11) "Martial arts" means a type of boxing including sumo,
judo, karate, kung fu, tae kwon do, pankration, muay thai, or other forms of
full-contact martial arts or self-defense conducted on a full-contact basis.
(12) "Physician" means a person licensed under chapter 18.57,
18.36A, or 18.71 RCW as a physician or a person holding an osteopathic or
allopathic physician license under the laws of any jurisdiction in which the
(13) "Professional" means a person who has received or
competed for money or other articles of value for participating in an event.
(14) "Promoter" means a person, and includes any officer,
director, employee, or stockholder of a corporate promoter, who produces,
arranges, stages, holds, or gives an event in this state involving a
professional boxing, martial arts, or wrestling event, or shows or causes to be
shown in this state a closed circuit telecast of a match involving a
professional participant whether or not the telecast originates in this state.
(15) "Wrestling exhibition" or "wrestling show"
means a form of sports entertainment in which the participants display their
skills in a physical struggle against each other in the ring and either the
outcome may be predetermined or the participants do not necessarily strive to
win, or both.
Sec. 2. RCW 67.08.090 and 1999 c 282 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) Each contestant for boxing, kickboxing, or martial arts events shall be examined within twenty-four hours before the contest by an event physician licensed by the department. The event physician shall report in writing and over his or her signature before the event the physical condition of each and every contestant to the inspector present at such contest. No contestant whose physical condition is not approved by the event physician shall be permitted to participate in any event. Blank forms for event physicians' reports shall be provided by the department and all questions upon such blanks shall be answered in full. The event physician shall be paid a fee and travel expenses by the promoter.
(2) The department may require that an event physician be present at a wrestling event. The promoter shall pay the event physician present at a wrestling event. A boxing, kickboxing, or martial arts event may not be held unless an event physician licensed by the department is present throughout the event. In addition to the event physician, a chiropractor may be included as a licensed official at a boxing, kickboxing, or martial arts event. The promoter shall pay the chiropractor present at a boxing, kickboxing, or martial arts event.
(3) Any physician licensed under RCW 67.08.100 may be selected by the department as the event physician. The event physician present at any contest shall have authority to stop any event when in the event physician's opinion it would be dangerous to a contestant to continue, and in such event it shall be the event physician's duty to stop the event.
(4) The department may have a participant in a wrestling event examined by an event physician licensed by the department prior to the event. A participant in a wrestling event whose condition is not approved by the event physician shall not be permitted to participate in the event.
(5) Each contestant for boxing, kickboxing, martial arts, or wrestling events may be subject to a random urinalysis or chemical test within twenty-four hours before or after a contest. An applicant or licensee who refuses or fails to submit to the urinalysis or chemical test is subject to disciplinary action under RCW 67.08.240. If the urinalysis or chemical test is positive for substances prohibited by rules adopted by the director, disciplinary action shall be taken under RCW 67.08.240.
Sec. 3. RCW 67.08.100 and 2001 c 246 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
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) chiropractor; (l) referee; ((
matchmaker; (( (m))) (n) kickboxer; and (( (n))) (o)
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.
(5) No person shall participate or serve in any of the above capacities unless licensed as provided in this chapter.
(6) The referees, judges, timekeepers, event physicians, chiropractors, and inspectors for any boxing, kickboxing, or martial arts event shall be designated by the department from among licensed officials.
(7) The referee for any wrestling event shall be provided by the promoter and shall be licensed as a wrestling participant.
(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.
(9) A person may not be issued a license if the person has an unpaid fine outstanding to the department.
(10) A person may not be issued a license unless they are at least eighteen years of age.
(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.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. This act takes effect January 1, 2003.
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