WSR 97-01-035

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

[Filed December 10, 1996, 4:10 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 1, 1996.

Purpose: Adoption of permanent rules to carry out the purpose of chapter 67.08 RCW.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 36-12-180; and amending chapter 36-12 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 67.08 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 96-20-058 on September 26, 1996.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 16, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 27, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, amended 43, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, amended 43, repealed 1.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 10, 1996

Pat Brown

Administrator

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-010 Penalties. In cases of infraction of the law, the rules and regulations, orders of the ((professional athletic commission)) department, or the failure to fulfill any contracts or agreements, it shall rest with the ((commission)) director to impose such penalties as may be ((deemed expedient)) authorized by law.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-010, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91. Statutory Authority: 1981 c 337. 84-16-035 (Order 84-1), 36-12-010, filed 7/26/84; Rule .04.010, filed 9/22/60; Rule .04.010, filed 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-011 "Promoter," "purse" defined. For purposes of brevity, in the following rules the word "promoter" will be used to designate a club, corporation, organization, association or person holding license ((under this commission)) from the department. "Purse" will designate the sum of money or other compensation by way of guarantee, percentage or otherwise, paid to boxer.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-011, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Note: Filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-020 Boxing weights and classes.

Strawweight up to 105 pounds

Light Flyweight over 105 to 108 pounds

Flyweight over 108 to 112 pounds ((or under))

Super Flyweight over 112 to 115 pounds

Bantamweight over ((112)) 115 to 118 pounds

Super Bantamweight over 118 to 122 pounds

Featherweight over ((118)) 122 to 126 pounds

((Junior lightweight over 126 to 130 pounds))

Super Featherweight over 126 to 130 pounds

Lightweight over 130 to 135 pounds

((Junior welterweight over 135 to 140 pounds))

Super Lightweight over 135 to 140 pounds

Welterweight over 140 to 147 pounds

Super Welterweight over 147 to 154 pounds

Middleweight over ((147)) 154 to 160 pounds

Super Middleweight over 160 to 168 pounds

Light Heavyweight over ((160)) 168 to 175 pounds

Cruiserweight over 175 to 195 pounds

Heavyweight all over 195 pounds

No contests shall be scheduled, and no contestants shall engage in a boxing contest where the weight difference exceeds the allowance as shown in the following schedule, without the written approval of the ((commission)) department.

((112 lbs.-)) up to 118 lbs. not more than 3 lbs.

118 lbs.-126 lbs. not more than 5 lbs.

126 lbs.-((130)) 135 lbs. not more than 7 lbs.

((130)) 135 lbs.-((135)) 147 lbs. not more than ((7)) 9 lbs.

((135 lbs.-140 lbs. not more than 9 lbs.

140 lbs.-147 lbs. not more than 9 lbs.))

147 lbs.-160 lbs. not more than 11 lbs.

160 lbs.-175 lbs. not more than 12 lbs.

175 lbs.-195 lbs. not more than ((15)) 20 lbs.

195 lbs. and over, no limit.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-020, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; 80-09-065 (Order 80-1), 36-12-020, filed 7/16/80; Rule .04.020, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-030 Weighing time. (1) Contestants shall be weighed ((on the date)) within twenty-four hours of the scheduled ((match)) event, at the time designated by the ((commission)) department, in the presence of each other, ((a commission inspector and an official of the club promoting the match, on club scales or other)) the inspector and a promoter representative on scales approved by the ((commission or)) department at such place or places as may be designated by consent of ((commission)) a department inspector. By special permission of the ((commission)) department, preliminary boxers may be allowed to weigh in and be examined not later than one hour before the scheduled time of the first match on the card. The weight of each contestant shall be recorded on a report sheet ((provided)) approved by the ((commission)) department.

(2) At the official weighing-in of all contestants ((duly accredited newspaper, radio and television)), representatives ((may)) of print or electronic news media shall, upon request, be admitted.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-030, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.030, filed 12/6/67; Rule .04.030, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-040 Ring and equipment. (1) Ring. The ring shall be not less than seventeen feet square or more than twenty-four feet within the ropes. The ring floor shall extend beyond the ropes not less than eighteen inches. The ring floor shall be padded in a manner as approved by the ((commission)) department. Padding must extend beyond the ring ropes and over the edge of the platform with a top covering of canvass, duck or similar material tightly stretched and laced to the ring platform. Material that tends to gather in lumps or ridges must not be used. ((Ring canvas)) Covering material must be in a clean and sanitary condition.

(2) Height of ring. The ring platform shall not be more than four feet above the floor of the building, and shall be provided with suitable steps for use of contestants. Ring posts shall be of metal, not more than four inches in diameter, extending from the floor of the building to a height of fifty-eight inches above the ring floor, and shall be properly padded. Ring posts shall be at least eighteen inches away from the ropes.

(3) Ring ropes. Ring ropes shall be at least ((three)) four in number, not less than one inch in diameter((;)) and wrapped in soft material. The ropes shall be manila rope of standard manufacture. No wire or cable shall be used. The spacing of ropes shall consist of the lower rope eighteen inches above the ring floor, the second rope ((thirty-five)) thirty inches above the floor, the third rope ((fifty-two)) forty-two inches above the floor, and the fourth rope fifty-four inches above the floor. The lower rope shall have applied around it a padding of a thickness of not less than one-half inch and of a type and construction to be approved by the ((commission)) department. Two vertical stays or rope spacers of an elastic composition shall be utilized for additional rope stability. The vertical stays or rope spacers shall be evenly spaced between the ring posts on all four sides of the ring so as to maximize efficiency.

(4) ((Gong or)) Bell. There shall be a bell ((or gong)) at the ring no higher than the level of the ring platform. The bell ((or gong)) shall be of a clear tone so that the contestants and officials may easily hear it.

(5) Obstructions. ((The entire ring platform shall be cleared of all obstructions including buckets, stools, etc., the instant)) When the ten second signal is given by the timekeeper, ((and none of these articles)) all items shall be ((placed on the ring floor until the gong has ended)) promptly cleared from the ring and no items shall be left on the ring platform at the time the bell sounds to start the round.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-040, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.040, filed 12/6/67; Rule .04.040, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60, subsections (1), (3), filed 4/17/64.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-050 Gloves. (1) Gloves shall be examined by the ((commission)) inspector or his designated representative ((and the referee)). If padding is found to be misplaced or lumpy, or if gloves are found to be ((imperfect)) not in compliance with this chapter, or ill-fitting, they shall be changed before the contest starts. No breaking, skinning, roughing or twisting of gloves shall be permitted.

(2) Gloves for all main events shall be new, and furnished by club management, and so made as to fit the hands of any contestant whose hands may be unusual in size.

(3) ((New gloves or gloves which have been used before,)) All gloves shall be whole, clean, in sanitary condition, and subject to inspection by the ((referee)) inspector or ((commission representative as to condition)) designated representative for compliance with this chapter. Any ((such)) gloves found to be unfit or ill-fitting, shall be immediately discarded and replaced with gloves ((meeting the above requirements)) which comply with this chapter.

(4) ((All clubs shall have on hand an extra set)) In addition to those gloves which are required to be furnished by a promoter at a contest at least one additional set of eight-ounce and ((an extra)) at least one additional set of ten-ounce gloves ((to be used)) shall be provided for use in case gloves are broken or in any way damaged during ((the course of a bout)) a contest. These extra sets of gloves shall be placed in the custody of the department representative at ringside prior to the start of the first contest.

(5) Contestants in all weight classes ((up to and including)) from strawweight through the welterweight class, shall wear no less than eight-ounce gloves. In ((the heavier)) all other classes, contestants shall wear no less than ten-ounce gloves ((shall be worn. All gloves must be approved by the commission)). When two contestants differ in weight classes, the contestants shall wear the gloves required for the higher weight classification.

(6) Gloves must have the distal portion of the thumb attached to the body of the glove so as to minimize the possibility of injury to an opponent's eye.

(7) Any glove or set of gloves may be only used once during the course of a boxing program and shall immediately after such use be wiped in their entirety with a damp cloth which has been soaked in a solution of water and ten percent chlorine bleach.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-050, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.050, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-060 Number of rounds. (((See RCW 67.08.080.) No boxing contest or sparring exhibition held in this state whether under the provisions of statute or otherwise shall be for more than ten rounds and no one round of any such contest or exhibition shall be for a longer period than three minutes and there shall be not less than one minute intermission between each round. In the event of bouts involving state, national, or regional or world championships the commission may grant an extension of no more than two additional rounds to allow total bouts of twelve rounds.)) Promoters shall not schedule less than twenty-six rounds of boxing, ((nor more than forty rounds,)) except with the ((written)) approval of the ((commission)) department for any one program. ((An emergency)) A standby bout shall be provided in the event an arranged card breaks down, and if it is necessary to put on another bout.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-060, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Order 74-1, 36-12-060, filed 11/19/74; Order .04.060, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-070 Bandages. (1) Bandages shall not exceed the following restrictions: One winding of surgeon's adhesive tape not over one and one-half inches wide, placed directly on the hand to protect that part of the hand near the wrist. Said tape may cross the back of the hand twice, but shall not extend within one inch of the knuckles when hand is clenched to make a fist.

(2) Contestants shall use soft surgical bandages not over two inches wide, held in place by not more than two yards of surgeon's adhesive tape for each hand. One ten yard roll of bandage shall complete the wrappings for each hand. Bandages shall be ((adjusted)) applied in the dressing room in the presence of ((a commission)) the inspector or a designated representative and both contestants. ((Either)) A contestant may waive ((his)) the privilege of witnessing the bandaging of his or her opponent's hands.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-070, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.070, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-080 Ring equipment. Promoters shall provide all necessary equipment, subject to approval by the ((commission)) department, for use by the seconds and contestants at ((all events)) ringside. These items shall consist of a corner stool, spit bucket, ice bucket with ice, latex gloves, spray bottle with ten percent bleach/water mixture, paper towels, disposal bucket, and any other items the department deems reasonably necessary for the health and safety of the contestants.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-080, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.080, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-100 Officials. (1) The officials of boxing ((contests)) events shall consist of a minimum of two referees, a timekeeper, a physician, ((two or)) three judges, and ((a commission)) an inspector. ((At the discretion of the commission the three judge system may be used in lieu of the two judge and referee system.)) One extra referee and judge may be assigned to boxing events that have 40 to 49 rounds of boxing scheduled and two extra referees and judges may be assigned to events that have 50 or more rounds scheduled. Additional officials may also be added to an event when deemed appropriate by the department for the protection of the participants. The ((referee, commission inspector, judges, physician, and timekeeper)) event officials shall be assigned by the ((commission)) department.

(2) No licensee shall verbally or physically abuse a referee or any other ((commission)) event official.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-100, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.100, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-110 Referee. (1) The chief official of boxing ((contests)) events shall be the referee, who shall have general supervision over bouts and take his or her place in the ring prior to each contest. The referee shall maintain the safety and welfare of the contestants foremost at all times.

(2) The referee shall, before starting a contest, ascertain from each contestant the name of his or her chief second, and shall hold said chief second responsible for the conduct of his or her assistant seconds during the progress of the contest.

(3) The referee shall call contestants together before each bout for final instructions, at which time each contestant shall be accompanied by his or her chief second only. The ((principals)) contestants, after receiving instructions, shall touch gloves and retire to their corners. ((They)) The contestants shall not intentionally touch gloves at the beginning of a round again until the beginning of the ((last)) final scheduled round.

(4) No person((s)) other than the contestants and the referee may enter the ring during the progress of a round except at the direction or request of a referee.

(5) The referee ((shall)), in lieu of the inspector or designated representative, may inspect the bandages and the gloves and make sure that no foreign substances have been applied to either the gloves or any part of a boxer's head or body to the detriment of an opponent.

(6) Referees ((must)) shall wear dark trousers ((and)), light blue shirt and bow tie or uniforms subject to approval of the ((commission)) department.

(7) All referees must take an annual physical and eye examination similar to that given to all applicants for a boxers' license ((and they shall be examined before officiating in any contest by the commission physician before entering the ring the same as boxers; if such examinations indicate the referee is physically or otherwise disabled or incapacitated)). The results of the examination shall be provided to the department. Referees shall be examined, during the day a contest is to be held, by the department physician for the purpose of determining his or her suitability for officiating in the contest. If such examination indicates the referee is unfit to perform his or her duties during the contest, such fact should be immediately reported((, in writing,)) by the examining physician to the inspector ((in charge)), who shall take appropriate action to replace such referee.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-110, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; 81-05-005 (Order 80-2), 36-12-110, filed 2/6/81; Order 74-2, 36-12-110, filed 11/17/76; Rule .04.110, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-14-063, filed 6/28/91, effective 7/29/91)

WAC 36-12-120 Powers of referee--Penalties for fouls, butts. (1) ((The)) Referees shall have power to stop a contest ((at)) any time ((if he considers)) they think it is too one-sided, or if either contestant is in such condition that to continue might subject ((him)) them to serious injury((, and in either case)). In the event a referee stops a contest pursuant to this subsection, the referee is authorized to render a decision.

(2) In cases where a boxer receives ((a cut eye or)) any ((other)) injury or cut which the referee ((may)) reasonably believes shall incapacitate the boxer, the referee shall call into the ring the ((commission)) department physician ((for examination of)) to examine the boxer ((before the referee shall render his decision in the matter)). The physician shall provide the referee with an opinion as to the seriousness of the trauma.

(3) The referee shall stop a contest if, in ((his judgment there is stalling or faking by)) the referee's judgment, either or both contestants ((or)) are intentionally delaying or not putting forth the full effort of which the contestants are capable. The referee shall also stop a contest if there is collusion affecting the result, in which case ((he)) the referee shall recommend to the ((commission)) department that the purse or purses of the offending boxer or boxers be forfeited ((and paid to the commission)).

(4) The referee shall penalize any contestant who fouls ((his)) an opponent during a contest, by charging such contestant with the loss of points, whether such foul or fouls be intentional or unintentional. ((However,)) The referee shall use ((his own discretion)) reasonable judgment in determining the number of points((, if any,)) chargeable against the contestant in each instance((, depending upon the severity or harmlessness of the foul and its effect upon the opponent. The referee shall indicate on the official score card the number of points taken away from a contestant in any and all rounds in which he may find it necessary to charge the contestant with such loss)). At the time of the infraction the referee shall((, at the conclusion of each round)) notify the judges of the number of points to be deducted in accordance with ((his)) the referee's determination. Judges shall not deduct points without first receiving instruction from the referee.

(5) Persistent unintended fouling by a contestant requiring cautioning by the referee shall be noted ((on)) by the referee(('s score card and called to the attention of the commission for appropriate punishment)) on the referee's report.

(6) ((No contestant may be awarded a contest on a claim of a low-blow foul, nor may a contestant lose a decision by reason of a low-blow foul. Except where a contestant commits two fouls and after being warned each time by the referee, he commits a third foul, the referee may then within his discretion award the decision to the contestant who has been fouled.

(7) Any boxer guilty of intentional foul tactics in a boxing contest may be disqualified and his purse withheld from payment, and the boxer shall be automatically suspended. Disposition of the purse and the penalty to be imposed upon the boxer shall be determined by action of the commission.

(8) In the event of an unintentional foul (except as provided in subsection (9) of this section) other than low-blow fouls, rendering an opponent incapacitated or unfit to continue (in the opinion of the referee))) An unintentional low-blow foul shall not, except as otherwise provided, be the basis for a referee to declare a contestant a winner or a loser of a contest. However, if the referee has already warned such contestant for two previous fouls, the unintentional low-blow foul would be a third foul and, accordingly, could be grounds for disqualification.

(7) If the referee determines a boxing contestant to have intentionally committed a foul, the referee may stop the contest, award the contest to the contestant who has been fouled, and shall notify the department.

(8) Except as provided in subsections (5), (6), (9), and (10) of this section, a single unintentional foul shall not be the basis of awarding a contest to the fouled contestant. If an unintentional foul renders a contestant unable to continue, the contest shall be terminated((,)) and no decision shall be rendered ((but the referee shall order withheld from payment the purses of both contestants; the referee shall make a full report thereof, as is otherwise indicated herein, and the matter shall be heard by the commission and be disposed of as the commission may in its judgment deem expedient. Referees are hereby required to report to the commission repeated or persistent intentional or unintentional fouling by any contestant, in which connection the commission may order a hearing and subject the offending contestant to such punishment, which may include a fine or suspension, or both)).

(9) If an accidental butt to the head occurs during any bout, the referee shall immediately warn the guilty boxer and ((he)) may penalize ((him)) the contestant by a deduction in points for the round((, at the same time he shall so notify the other contestant. Should any such penalty be charged against the boxer guilty of butting it shall be charged at the end of the round in which the butting occurred and the referee's score card shall be so marked at the conclusion of the round, at which time he shall also notify the judges; the referee shall explain in writing on the back of his card the nature and circumstances surrounding the penalty)). If the referee deducts points for a butt to the head, it shall be treated as a foul under subsection (4) of this section.

(10) If a ((boxer)) contestant is accidentally butted in a bout ((so that he)) and cannot continue, the referee shall:

(a) Call the bout a draw if the injured ((boxer)) contestant is behind in points, or

(b) Declare the injured ((boxer)) contestant the winner on a technical decision if he or she has a lead in points. When the judges scorecards are used, the majority ((vote as disclosed by the score cards)) shall prevail in determining the decision ((as specified in this section and the previous section hereof)). If all three score cards differ the contest shall be declared a technical draw.

(c) If any accidental butt to the head occurs during the first three rounds of any contest ((the referee shall call the bout a no contest)) and renders a contestant unable to continue the referee shall declare the contest terminated and shall not award the contest to either contestant.

The provisions of (a) and (b) of this subsection do not apply in world championship matches.

((This rule applies only to accidental butting. Intentional butting is a foul and shall be penalized as such.))

(11) The referee shall use ((his)) reasonable discretion in deciding any matters that may come up during a contest and are not covered by these rules.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-14-063, 36-12-120, filed 6/28/91, effective 7/29/91; 91-11-038, 36-12-120, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.120, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-130 Duties of referee--Injuries, knockdowns, falls. (1) In case of a knockdown the referee shall require the fallen contestant to take a count of eight. The referee may compel a hurt contestant to take an eight count ((whether or not he is down)) at any time. In the case of a cut in the area around the eye or ((similar)) serious laceration the referee shall consult with the ringside physician. Such consultation ((shall take place upon the conclusion of a round or with "time out" or in an emergency during the progress of any round. The termination of the bout shall be governed by the examining physician's decision)) may occur at any time. If it occurs during a round, the referee may interrupt the contest and direct the timekeeper to cease keeping time toward completion of the round while the physician examines the contestant and renders a decision on termination of the contest. The termination of a contest by the examining physician is final and may not be overruled by any official or the department.

(2) A contestant who goes down without being struck other than one who is attempting to rise following a knockout, and stays down, shall be disqualified and the referee may render the decision to his or her opponent((, and)). The referee shall recommend to the ((commission)) department that the purse of the offending boxer be forfeited and paid to the ((commission)) department.

(3) ((Should)) A contestant who:

(a) Leaves the ring during the one minute period between rounds and fails to be in the ring when the ((gong)) bell rings the signal to resume boxing((, or should a contestant fail to rise from his chair));

(b) Fails to continue the contest at the beginning of a round((, the referee shall start counting immediately, and)) shall immediately be placed on a count by the referee. Unless the contestant ((is on his feet in the ring)) returns to the contest at the end of ten seconds the referee shall ((declare him as counted out)) award the contest to the other contestant.

(4) Should a contestant who is (("down")) knocked down arise before the count of (("))ten((")) is reached, and go down again immediately without being struck, the referee shall resume the count where ((he left off)) the count was when it was interrupted by the rising of the contestant.

(5) If ((in any boxing contest during the rest period between rounds the referee shall decide that either of the contestants is not able to continue, or if the chief second of either of the contestants shall inform the referee that his boxer)) the referee determines during the rest period in a contest that a contestant is unable to continue, or if a contestant's chief second informs the referee during the rest period that the contestant is unable to continue, and the referee concurs therein, ((he shall render his decision before the gong or bell rings and then indicate on his score card)) the referee shall terminate the contest and indicate on the referee's report that the opponent of the incapacitated ((boxer)) contestant is the winner of the contest on a technical knockout as of the round which has last been finished.

(((5))) (6) When a ((boxer)) contestant resumes boxing after having been knocked down or fallen or slipped to the floor, the referee shall wipe ((any accumulated resin or other)) all foreign material from the boxer's gloves ((with a damp towel or on his shirt)).

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-130, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.130, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 74-1, filed 11/19/74)

WAC 36-12-140 Method of counting over a boxer who is down. (1) When a contestant is knocked down the referee shall order the opponent to retire to the farthest neutral corner of the ring, pointing to the corner, ((and immediately)) while simultaneously beginning the count over the ((boxer)) contestant who is down. The referee is the sole judge as to whether ((or not)) there has been a knockdown.

(2) ((He)) The referee shall audibly announce the passing of each second, accompanying the ((court)) count with a visible arm motion((s of his arm)), the downward motion indicating the end of each second.

(3) Any contestant who is knocked down shall not be allowed to resume boxing until after the referee has finished the count of eight. The contestant may ((take this count either on the floor or standing if he has not been struck hard enough to keep him down)), but is not required to, rise before the referee has reached the count of eight.

(4) The timekeeper shall:

(a) Stand up and strike ((with his hammer on)) the edge of the platform with a hammer or other equipment approved by the department, at the end of each second((,)); or

(b) By other effective signaling method, give the referee the correct one-second intervals for ((his count)) the purpose of maintaining the proper count of the passing seconds.

(5) Should the ((opponent fail to stay in the farthest corner)) standing contestant leave the farthest neutral corner to which he or she has been directed by the referee, the referee shall ((cease counting until he has returned to it, and then go on with)) interrupt the count. The count shall not be resumed until the contestant returns to the neutral corner to which he or she was directed by the referee. When the contestant returns to the appropriate corner, the referee shall resume the count from the point at which it was interrupted.

(6) When ((a boxer is cleanly knocked down he shall be required to take a count of "8" whether or not he has regained his feet before the count of "8" has been)) the referee determines a contestant has been knocked down primarily as a result of a blow, the referee shall require the contestant to be subjected to a count of eight before the contestant may resume the contest, regardless of whether the contestant rises from the ring floor prior to the count of eight being reached. This rule will prevent a boxer being struck while proper reflexes are absent and will also aid the referee in judging the condition of the boxer. If the contestant does not arise before the count of eight is reached, the referee must determine whether the contestant's reflexes and condition renders it appropriate to continue the contest.

(((6))) (7) If the ((boxer who is down arises during the count the referee may, if he deems it advisable, step between the contestants long enough to assure himself that the boxer just arisen)) referee deems it appropriate, he or she may defer resumption of a contest to determine whether a contestant who was knocked down and arises before a count of eight is reached is in fit condition to continue. If so assured ((he)) the referee shall, without loss of time, order both boxers to go on with the contest. During such intervention by the referee the striking of a blow by either boxer may be ruled a (("))foul.(("))

(((7))) (8) If the contestant taking the count is still down when the referee calls the count of (("))ten((")) the referee shall wave both arms to indicate ((that he)) the contestant has been knocked out, and shall raise the hand of the opponent as winner. The referee's count is the official count. Upon the opinion and decision of both the physician and referee on any knockout, bad or continuous beating, a boxer will be suspended until such time as he takes a complete physical examination and is reinstated by such report from the ((commission)) department physician. This report will not include the ((Seriological)) blood test for ((syphilis)) communicable diseases, which is taken once a year.

(((8))) (9) In all ((boxing bouts, including championship matches, when a boxer is clearly)) contests where a contestant has been knocked down a total of three times in ((any one)) a round, the contest shall be terminated and the opponent shall be awarded the decision. ((This rule may be waived by a unanimous vote of the commission.

(9) If the round ends during the count the timekeeper shall sound the gong once, thus indicating the termination of the three minute round and that the contestant who is down has not been counted out.

(10) The referee shall continue the count after the bell signifying termination of the round except in the final round.)) (10) If a boxer is down and the referee is in the course of counting at the end of:

(a) A round other than the final scheduled round, the bell indicating the end of the round must not be sounded, but the bell must be sounded as soon as the downed boxer regains his feet and the referee indicates that the boxers should continue.

(b) The final round, the bell must be sounded indicating the end of the round and contest.

[Order 74-1, 36-12-140, filed 11/19/74; Rule .04.140, filed 12/6/67; Rule .04.140, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60; subsections (8) and (9), filed 4/17/64.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-150 When boxer falls from ring during round. (1) A contestant who has been knocked or has fallen through the ropes and over the edge of the ring platform during a contest may be helped back by anyone except his seconds or manager and the referee will allow a reasonable time for this return. When on the ring platform outside the ropes the contestant must reenter the ring immediately, then he may either resume the contest or stay down for a count, which in the latter case shall be started by the referee as soon as the fallen contestant is back in the ring.

(2) ((Should the contestant stall for time outside the ropes)) If a contestant intentionally declines to reenter the ring, the referee shall start the count ((without waiting for him to reenter the ring, and if he is not on his feet)) immediately. If the contestant is not in the ring within ten seconds, the referee shall ((declare him "knocked out.")) award the contest to the other contestant on the basis of a knockout.

(3) When ((one boxer)) a contestant has fallen through the ropes the other shall retire to the farthest neutral corner and stay there until the count is completed or ((his opponent is on his feet in the ring. The referee must signal for the resumption of fighting when the fighter has returned to the ring)) the other contestant returns to the ring and the referee directs resumption of the contest.

(4) A contestant who deliberately wrestles or throws an opponent from the ring, or ((who hits him when he)) strikes an opponent who is partly out of the ring, and prevented by the ropes from assuming a position of defense may be disqualified, and the referee shall recommend to the ((commission)) department that the purse of the offending boxer ((or boxers)) be forfeited ((and paid to the commission)).

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-150, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.150, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-160 Report of referee--Withholding or forfeiture of purse. (1) A referee ((of any contest)) shall submit by mail or in person a report of any and all contests ((which he referees)) refereed. Any matter involving disregard of the rules or law must be included in the report and any recommendations relative to ((fines or)) suspensions of violators of the rules or law. ((Mail the report to the commission office.)) All referees must fully and explicitly describe the circumstances in which any ((bout)) contest is stopped on account of a technical knockout. ((When requested by the commission)) The referee's report must ((contain the exact reason for his actions in)) clearly state the reason for awarding the decision to the winner as a result of a technical knock-out.

(2) ((The referee shall recommend to the commission that they declare forfeited any remuneration or purse, or any part thereof, belonging to the contestants or one of them, or any part of the gate receipts for which contestants are competing, if in his judgment such contestant or contestants are not honestly competing. It is the desire of the commission to strictly enforce the above, and every referee is ordered to warn competing boxers of the power of the commission to hold up the purse or purses, should there be any apparent cause for such warning.

(3) In any case where the)) If a referee decides that both contestants are not ((honestly competing)) putting forth the full effort of which they are capable, the bout must be stopped before the end of the last round, and no decision be given. The announcer shall inform the audience((,)) that no decision has been rendered. ((In such cases the purses shall be forfeited. A contestant earns nothing and shall not be paid for a contest in which there is stalling, faking, dishonesty or collusion.)) The ((commission)) department shall have the power, independent of the referee ((or his decision,)) to determine the merits of any contest, and take whatever action it considers proper. Counting a boxer out, or disqualifying one of the contestants for fouling, is in effect giving a decision.

(((4))) (3) A referee's decision rendered at the termination of any ((boxing)) contest is final and shall not be changed unless ((following the rendition of a decision the commission)) the director determines that any one of the following occurred:

(a) There was collusion affecting the result of any contest;

(b) The compilation of the scorecard of the referee or referee and judges shows an error which would mean that the decision was given to the wrong ((boxer;)) contestant; or

(c) There was a clear violation of the laws or rules ((and regulations)) governing ((boxing)) contests which affected the result of any contest.

If the ((commission)) director determines that any of the above occurred with regards to any contest ((then)) the decision ((rendered)) shall be changed as the ((commission)) director may direct.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-160, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.160, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-170 ((Referee's)) Officials compensation fees to be paid by promoter. (1) The ((commissioner in each district)) department shall decide the fee schedule and number of ((referees)) officials to be used at each ((boxing card, in each city under his jurisdiction)) contest and said minimum fees shall be paid by the promoter of the event.

(2) Officials minimum compensation rate for nontitle, nontelevision bouts shall be as follows:

Judges $ 75.00

Timekeeper $ 75.00

Referee (preliminary) $110.00

Referee (main event) $125.00

Physician $250.00

(3) Officials minimum compensation rate for nontitle, televised bouts shall be as follows:

Judges $100.00

Timekeepers $100.00

Referee (preliminary) $135.00

Referee (main event) $200.00

Physician $250.00

(4) In the event of a championship or title fight, nationally televised or closed circuit televised bout, the officials shall be paid at the respective and prevailing scale of the sponsoring organization. The officials pay rate shall not be lower than the televised rate established in subsection (3) of this section.

(5) Travel mileage shall be paid to officials at the rate of $ .30 per mile beginning with the 41st mile.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-170, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.170, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-190 Duties of ((commission)) department inspector. (1) They shall attend to the forwarding of all reports to the ((commission office)) department; prepare reports on suspensions, applications for ((reinstallment)) reinstatement, and all other matters ((arising in their respective districts)) which require ((joint)) action by the ((commission)) department.

(2) ((Commission representatives shall have under their charge the issuing of licenses to boxers, managers, seconds, referees, timekeepers, promoters, physicians, judges, and announcers. They shall investigate applications for promoter licenses and report same to the commission but shall not issue promoter licenses except upon the order of the commission.

(3))) Inspectors shall report directly to the ((chief inspector of the district and be under his authority)) department.

(((4))) (3) Inspectors shall be in charge of all details of the contest that do not come under the jurisdiction of the other officials.

(((5))) (4) Inspectors shall see that all necessary equipment is provided, that the contestants are ready on time, that the seconds are properly instructed in their duties, that the physician's report and the statement of weights are delivered to the referee, and that all regulations pertaining to the proper conduct of the ((bout)) contest are enforced.

(((6))) (5) Inspectors shall insist that promoters enforce the rule against gambling.

(((7))) (6) Inspectors shall see that all seconds present a neat appearance and are attired according to the requirements of the rules.

(((8))) (7) The referee's report shall be made on the form supplied for that purpose by the inspector. The referee shall sign the report in the presence of ((a commission representative)) the inspector after the termination of the ((show)) event.

(((9))) (8) In accordance with the law, each inspector shall receive for each contest officially attended a fee not to exceed ((one)) two percent of the net gate of such contest up to a maximum of one hundred fifty dollars for closed circuit televised contests and five hundred dollars for all other boxing contests. Fifty dollars shall be the minimum charge for such fee with respect to closed circuit televised contests and one hundred dollars for all other contests.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-190, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91. Statutory Authority: 1981 c 337. 84-16-035 (Order 84-1), 36-12-190, filed 7/26/84. Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 81-05-005 (Order 80-2), 36-12-190, filed 2/6/81; Order 74-2, 36-12-190, filed 11/17/76; Order 74-1, 36-12-190, filed 11/19/74; Rule .04.190, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-195 License fees. The ((commission's)) license year is July 1st through June 30th and license fees are paid annually. Fees are as follows:

(1) Manager - $ 40.00

(2) Referee - $ 15.00

(3) Boxer - $ 15.00

(4) Matchmaker - $ 40.00

(5) Second - $ 15.00

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-195, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-200 ((Boxers.)) Contestants. (1) ((Boxers)) Contestants may assume and use ring names, but the right to use any certain name is subject to the approval of the ((commission)) department and may be denied either at the time of presenting application for license or later, should reason for such denial be brought before the ((commission)) department.

(2) Contestants shall report to the inspector in the dressing room at least one hour before the scheduled time of the first match.

(3) Contestants shall box in proper costume, including such foul proof protection cups as shall be listed as approved by the ((commission)) department. Proper costume shall include abdominal guard, two pair of trunks of contrasting color, shoes and ((approved)) a custom-made individually fabricated mouthpiece.

Approved mouthpiece shall mean a custom-made individually fitted mouthpiece.

In addition, female ((boxers)) contestants shall also include a breast protector and body shirt with their ring costume.

((Each boxer shall be equipped and use throughout the bout a custom made individually fabricated mouth guard.))

(4) The use of grease or other substances that might handicap an opponent is prohibited.

(5) Contestants must be clean and present a tidy appearance.

(6) No contestant may absent himself or herself from a show in which he or she has signed or has been signed by his or her duly licensed manager, to appear, without a valid written excuse or furnishing a certificate from a ((commission)) department physician in advance in case of a physical disability. ((Any boxer who files a certificate from a commission physician stating that he is unable to fulfill a contract on account of a physical disability must, on being restored to the eligible list fulfill his contract with the same opponent or a suitable substitute as the promoter specified in the contract within a reasonable time, such period to be set by the commission, unless the boxer is released from the contract by mutual agreement.))

(7) When a ((boxer)) contestant competes anywhere in a ((bout)) contest of more than four rounds he or she will not be allowed to compete again until six days have elapsed.

When a ((boxer)) contestant competes anywhere in a ((bout)) contest of four rounds or less, he or she will not be allowed to compete again until two days have elapsed.

(8) No one shall be allowed in the ((boxer's)) contestant's dressing room except his or her manager, seconds and ((commission)) department or promoter representatives.

(9) Boxer's licensing requirements are:

(a) Completed application.

(b) Complete physical.

(c) Two small photos.

(d) Fee is listed under License fees WAC 36-12-195. (Forms are supplied by the ((commission)) department.) These requirements must be received by the ((commission office)) department before a boxer appears in any event.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-200, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; 81-05-005 (Order 80-2), 36-12-200, filed 2/6/81; Order 74-2, 36-12-200, filed 11/17/76; Rule .04.200, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60; subsections (1), (6) and (13) amended by filing of 4/17/64; subsection (2) added by filing 4/17/64.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Rule .04.210, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60)

WAC 36-12-210 Down--A contestant shall be deemed "down" when. (1) A ((boxer)) contestant shall be deemed to be "down" when any part of ((his)) the body but ((his)) the feet is on the floor.

(2) A ((boxer)) contestant is considered "down" if he or she is hanging helplessly over the ropes and the referee has begun to count ((over him)). ((())Referee can count a contestant out either on the ropes or on the floor.(()))

[Rule .04.210, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-220 Fouls in boxing. (1)(a) Hitting below the belt.

(b) Hitting an opponent who is down or is getting up after being down.

(c) Holding an opponent with one hand and hitting with the other.

(d) Holding or deliberately maintaining a clinch.

(e) Wrestling, kicking, or roughing at the ropes.

(f) Pushing an opponent about the ring or into the ropes, or striking an opponent who is helpless as a result of blows and so supported by the ropes that ((he)) the opponent cannot fall.

(g) Butting with the head, the shoulder or using the knee or elbow.

(h) Hitting with the open glove or with the butt or inside of the hand, the elbow, the wrist and all back-hand blows.

(i) Purposely going down without being hit or for the purpose of avoiding a blow.

(j) Striking deliberately at that part of the body over the kidneys.

(k) The use of the pivot blow or the rabbit punch.

(l) Jabbing opponent's eyes with the thumb of the gloves.

(m) The use of abusive language in the ring.

(n) Any unsportsmanlike trick or action causing injury to an opponent.

(o) Hitting on the break.

(p) Hitting after the bell has sounded ending the round.

(q) ((Roughing at the ropes.

(r) Pushing an opponent about the ring or into the ropes.)) Intentionally spitting out of the mouthpiece.

(2) Any ((boxer)) contestant guilty of foul tactics in a boxing contest may be disqualified ((or fined, or both, and his purse withheld from payment, and the boxer)) and the contestant shall be automatically suspended. ((Disposition of the purse and the penalty to be imposed upon the boxer shall be determined by the commission.))

(3) If a bout is stopped because of accidental fouling, the referee and physician shall determine whether the ((boxer)) contestant who has been fouled can continue or not and if his or her chances have not been seriously jeopardized as a result of the foul, may order the bout continued after a reasonable interval set by the referee, who shall so instruct the timekeeper.

If conditions, except as otherwise provided by these rules and particularly as otherwise provided by WAC 36-12-120(4), relating to accidental butting, make it necessary to stop the ((bout)) contest the referee shall order as follows, and so notify the ((boxers)) contestants, their managers, and the promoter, whose announcer shall notify the spectators:

(4) Referees shall not permit unfair practices that may cause injuries to a contestant, and are held strictly responsible for the enforcement of the rules. The only fair blow is a blow delivered with the padded knuckle part of the glove on the front or sides of the head and body above the belt. After sufficient warning has been given the referee shall punish persistent disregard of the rules.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-220, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.220, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-240 To prevent injury to ((boxers)) contestants--Physical qualifications and exams--Stimulants--Assumed name--Professional competing with amateur. (1) Any ((boxer)) contestant applying for a license must first be examined by a physician, to establish both physical and mental fitness for competition, and annually thereafter the ((boxer)) contestant must take this required examination. The fee for all examinations must be paid by the ((boxer)) contestant. The ((commission)) department may order examinations or other medical testing of ((boxers)) contestants at any time for the purpose of determining whether such ((boxer)) contestant is fit and qualified to engage in future contests. The printed form supplied to the physician must be filled out and returned to the ((commission)) department, by the physician, and must be in the possession of the ((commission)) department before the license application can be acted upon. The examination must be repeated and reports turned in once a year, as long as the ((boxer)) contestant is licensed by the ((commission)) department.

(2) The use of any controlled substances, alcohol or stimulants, or injections in any part of the body, either before or during a match, by any ((boxer)) contestant is adequate grounds for revoking ((his)) the contestant's license, as well as revoking the license of the person administering the same.

(3) Before a license is issued to any ((boxer)) contestant, the application for such license must be approved by the ((commission)) department.

(4) If a ((boxer)) contestant uses an assumed ring name, both the real name and his or her ring name must be included in the application. The word "killer" or "bloody" or any similar term must not be used by any contestant and must be eliminated from all advertisements and announcements referring to boxing.

(5) Whenever a licensed ((boxer)) contestant, because of injuries or illness, is unable to take part in a contest for which he or she is under contract, ((he)) the contestant (or ((his)) manager) must immediately report the fact to the nearest inspector, and submit to an examination by a physician designated by the inspector. The examination fee ((to)) shall be paid by the ((boxer)) contestant, or promoter, if the latter requests an examination.

(6) Any professional boxer engaging in amateur contests shall automatically have ((his)) their license revoked.

(7) All professional boxers ((should)) shall have attained their 18th birthday before being allowed to compete in any ((boxing)) contest in this state. No ((boxer under eighteen or)) contestant over thirty-six years old shall be granted a license except by special ((action of the commission)) waiver from the department.

(8) No license shall be issued to any applicant for a boxer's license who is found to be blind in one eye or whose vision in one eye shall be so poor as to cause any examining physician to recommend that no license be granted. This rule will be effective regardless of how keen the ((boxer's)) contestant's vision may be in the other eye. Nor shall a boxer's license be issued to any ((boxer)) contestant who has suffered a cerebral hemorrhage or any other serious head injury.

(9) When a ((boxer)) contestant has been knocked out, none of ((his)) the handlers are to touch ((him)) the contestant, except to remove ((his rubber mouth protector)) the mouthpiece until the attending physician enters the ring and personally attends the fallen ((boxer)) contestant, and issues such instructions as ((he sees fit)) deemed necessary to the ((boxer's)) contestant's handlers.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-240, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.240, filed 12/6/67; Rule .04.240, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60, subsection (11), filed 4/17/64.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-250 Managers. (1) Managers must not sign a contract for the appearance of any ((boxer)) contestant with whom ((he has not a)) no written contract is on file with the ((commission)) department. Contracts between boxer and manager must be on a contract form ((approved by and)) furnished or approved by the ((commission, except that any particular contract form not furnished by the commission may be approved by the commission as a whole)) department. A contract between a manager and a boxer on file with the ((commission)) department will be recognized until such time as a court of competent jurisdiction determines it to be of no further force and effect.

(2) Managers must not attempt to select or insist upon the selection of any designated referee in a bout in which a boxer under his or her management is to appear and shall not have the name of such referee written into the official contract.

(3) Managers who act as seconds for their own boxers, exclusively, are not required to take out a second's license.

(4) Contracts between manager and boxer are not transferable except with approval and consent of the ((commission)) department and may be voided by the ((commission)) department for cause. ((In case of a minor, the contract must be executed by his a proper legal guardian. To settle dispute, a birth certificate may be required.))

(5) All contracts between manager and boxer must be in writing and signed in triplicate, the original filed with the ((commission)) department for approval. Contracts must state the division of the boxer's earnings, which in no case shall allow the manager more than 33-1/3 percent of the boxer's purse, exclusive of amounts owed by the boxer to the manager under subsection (15) of this section.

(6) No assignment of any part or parts of a boxer's or a manager's interest in a contract can be made without the written approval and consent of the ((commission)) department.

(7) No manager shall be allowed to contract for the services of a boxer under his or her management for a match to take place on a date after the expiration of the contract between the boxer and the manager.

(8) Any boxer not under contract to a manager can make his or her own matches, sign contracts and need not apply for a manager's license to handle his or her own affairs.

(9) In cases where boxers sign contracts with managers the boxer's share of any purse which he or she may earn will not be less than 66-2/3 percent, exclusive of amounts owed to the manager under subsection (15) of this section.

(10) If a manager shall fail to make application for a license he or she shall forfeit all rights to boxers on whom he or she has filed contracts in this state and the boxer shall be free to sign contracts with other licensed managers. Managers must file contracts on all boxers under their management.

(11) If a manager is doing business for a boxer not signed to a contract, such boxer must personally sign all contracts for appearances for licensed promoters and ((his)) the signature must be properly witnessed.

(12) No boxer can have more than one manager without the express approval of the ((commission)) department.

(13) No contract shall be approved between a manager and a boxer for a period exceeding five years.

(14) All disputes between the parties of a boxer/manager contract, including the validity of the contract, shall be handled as a civil matter.

(15) Any manager who advances or loans any money to any boxer or incurs indebtedness on behalf of any boxer shall furnish a statement to the boxer. This statement shall be specific and shall set forth as to each transaction or item at least the following information: The amount of money involved, the date that the indebtedness occurred, the purpose of the indebtedness, and the name of the person to whom the debt is owed.

The manager shall obtain the boxer's signature and date of signature on each accounting, within fourteen days of the loan or obligation being incurred.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-250, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; 81-05-005 (Order 80-2), 36-12-250, filed 2/6/81; Rule .04.250, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60; subsection (1) amended by filing of 4/17/64.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-260 Seconds. (1) Seconds and managers acting as seconds must be neatly attired when in the ring.

(2) A second holding only a second's license shall not attempt to act as a manager, or assist in any way in procuring matches, or take a share of the ((boxer's)) contestant's earnings. If found guilty of such actions he or she shall be suspended.

(3) Seconds shall not be more than three in number, including "house assistant second."

(4) A second shall not excessively coach a ((boxer)) contestant during a round and shall remain seated and silent when so directed by the ((commission)) department inspector on duty.

(5) Before a ((bout)) contest, the referee shall be informed of the identity of the chief second.

(6) Fans may be used between rounds, but swinging of towels is prohibited.

(7) Seconds shall not enter a ring until the bell indicates the end of a round. They shall leave the ring at the sound of the timekeeper's whistle ten seconds before a round is to begin, promptly removing all ((obstructions, buckets, stools, etc., promptly)) items in the ring and ensuring that no items are left on the ring platform at the ((sounding of)) time the bell ((or gong)) sounds to start the round.

(8) Violations of the above rules may result in an indefinite suspension of the offenders by the ((commission)) department and disqualification of their ((principal)) boxer.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-260, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; 81-05-005 (Order 80-2), 36-12-260, filed 2/6/81; Order 74-2, 36-12-260, filed 11/17/76; Order 74-1, 36-12-260, filed 11/19/74; Rule .04.260, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-270 Matchmakers. (1) Matchmakers must observe all of the rules and requirements with respect to weight agreement and weighing-in, and the proper execution and filing of contracts.

(2) Matchmakers will be held responsible by the ((commission)) department if they make matches in which one of the principals is outclassed. Persistent lack of judgment in this matter will be regarded as cause for canceling the license of the matchmaker and the promoter which he represents, for the protection of both the ((boxers)) contestants and the public.

(3) Managers are not allowed to have more than three boxers under their management appear in any one show. Matchmakers must rigidly enforce this rule.

(4) Any promoter or matchmaker found guilty of managing a boxer shall have his license suspended, and in the case of a promoter, his club license may be revoked.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-270, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; 81-05-005 (Order 80-2), 36-12-270, filed 2/6/81; Rule .04.270, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-280 Timekeeper. (1) The timekeeper must be seated at ringside close to the ((gong or bell. He)) bell and shall indicate the beginning and ending of each round by striking the ((gong or)) bell with a hammer.

(2) ((He shall provide himself with)) The timekeeper shall have a whistle and an accurate stopwatch that ((shall have)) has been properly examined before it is used.

(3) Ten seconds before the beginning of each round the timekeeper shall give a warning to the seconds of the contestants by blowing the whistle.

(4) In the event of a contest terminating before the scheduled limit of rounds, the timekeeper shall inform the announcer of the exact duration of the contest.

(5) The timekeeper's procedure in the case of a knockdown is detailed in WAC 36-12-140(4) and 36-12-150.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-280, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.280, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-290 Announcer. (1) After contestants and their chief seconds are in the ring the announcer shall announce the names of the contestants, their correct weights, and other matters as may be directed by the ((commission)) department, inspector, or the promoter. Promoters shall provide the announcement of rounds. The announcer shall announce the decisions.

(2) All substitutions of contestants or changes in any boxing program shall be announced to the audience by the announcer before the first boxing contest.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-290, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.290, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-300 Judges. (1) The ((commission)) department inspector in charge at all boxing shows shall, before the start of each ((bout)) contest, give the judges a regulation scorecard. Judges shall score each round of the ((bout)) contest on this card and sign it at the conclusion of the contest.

(2) Judges shall score all contests and determine the winner through the use of the ten point must system. In this system the winner of each round receives ten points and the opponent a proportionately less number. If the round is even, each boxer receives ten points. No fraction of points may be given.

(3) The majority opinion on the judges((['])) scorecards shall be conclusive and if there is no majority then the decision shall be a draw.

(4) At the termination of each contest, the referee will pick up and deliver the scorecards to a ((commission)) department representative. When the ((commission)) department representative has verified the results of the contest, the ring announcer shall be informed of the decision and shall announce the decision.

(5) The ((commission)) department inspector will deliver or mail all scorecards with the rest of ((his)) the reports to the ((commission)) department office.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-300, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.300, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-310 ((Commission)) Department physician. (1) Within ((eight)) twenty-four hours of entering the ring each contestant must be given a thorough physical examination by a physician who has been appointed by the ((commission)) department. Medical equipment to be utilized for the examination should consist of but not be limited to a blood pressure cuff, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, penlight, reflex hammer, stethoscope, thermometer, and tongue depressors.

(2) Should the boxer examined prove unfit for competition, through physical injury, faulty heart action, the presence of any infection or contagious disease, or any weakness or disability discovered by the examining physician, said boxer shall be rejected and barred from contest. This decision must be reported immediately to the promoter and the ((commission)) department inspector.

(3) The physician shall certify to the inspector in writing ((over his signature)) that the contestants passed ((by him)) are in good physical condition to engage in the contest, and shall ((give his)) provide the written report on the ((boxers)) contestants to the ((commission)) department inspector.

(4) The physician shall be in attendance at the ringside during all the contests and shall be prepared to assist should any serious emergency arise. The ((commission)) department physician at ringside will have the authority to stop a fight when he or she considers a boxer badly injured or in no shape to continue. Whenever a fight is stopped between rounds by the physician or otherwise because of injuries, the opponent shall be credited with a TKO for the round just concluded. No ((bout)) contest shall be allowed to proceed unless the physician is ((in his seat)) at ringside.

(5) The ((commission)) department physician shall have a suitable place or room in which to make the examinations. Physicians, other than those licensed by the ((commission)) department shall not be allowed in the dressing room of any boxer before a ((bout)) contest.

(6) A boxer rejected by a ((commission)) department physician for disability will be placed on the suspended list until it is shown that such disability no longer exists.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-310, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; 80-09-065 (Order 80-1), 36-12-310, filed 7/16/80; Rule .04.310(4), filed 12/6/67; Rule .04.310, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-320 ((Regarding)) Suspensions. (1) Promoters and their matchmakers will not permit any person under suspension to take any part whatsoever, as a participant or in arranging or conducting matches or exhibitions, during the period of suspension.

(2) Every person ((debarred)) whose license has been revoked or suspended by the ((commission shall refrain from participating)) department shall not participate in any detail of matchmaking or ((holding bouts)) boxing promotion during such ((disbarment)) revocation or suspension.

(3) Any person holding a license ((under this commission)) from the department who has been suspended for using dishonest methods to affect the outcome of any contest, or for any conduct reflecting serious discredit upon the sport of boxing shall not be eligible for reinstatement.

(4) Any manager under temporary suspension shall be considered to have forfeited for the duration of ((his)) suspension all rights in this state held under the terms of any contract with a licensed boxer. Any attempt by a suspended manager to exercise such contract right shall make the suspension permanent, and a boxer who continues any of the contract relations with a suspended manager shall be indefinitely suspended.

(5) Any person holding a license ((under the commission)) from the department may be suspended for violations of the law ((or the)), rules, ((or for arrest)) or conviction ((on a charge)) of a crime involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, or corruption.

(6) A boxer whose manager has been suspended may continue boxing independently during the term of such suspension, signing his or her own contract for matches. No payment of a boxer's earnings may be made by any licensed promoter to a manager under suspension, or to his or her agent, but the purse in full shall be paid to the boxer.

(7) Revocation of a manager's license ((or permanent suspension of a manager)) shall automatically cancel all ((of his)) the manager's contract rights in this state under any ((and all)) contracts with boxers made under authority of this ((commission)) department.

(8) In case of such revocation ((or permanent suspension)) the boxers are at liberty to operate independently and make their own matches, or to enter into contracts with other managers licensed by the ((commission)) department and in good standing.

(9) Following the knockout or technical knockout of a boxer, that boxer shall have his or her license to box suspended for a minimum period of thirty days for a TKO and sixty days for a KO. Boxers will not be permitted to engage in any contact boxing during this period without approval of the ((commission)) department.

This suspension is to take effect immediately following the knockout or technical knockout. If the ((commission)) department feels that this suspension is not sufficient they may impose a longer period or the suspension may be for an indefinite period pending the outcome of a physical examination.

Any contestant who has lost six consecutive fights ((will be automatically suspended and cannot be reinstated until he has submitted)) shall submit to a complete medical examination((, which will also include a neurological examination)) and any subsequent testing deemed necessary by a physician prior to their next bout.

(10) If at any time a boxer's ability to perform is questionable, whether for reasons of health, mental condition, or no longer possessing the ability to compete or for any other reason, the ((commission)) department may, upon being satisfied of the boxer's lack of ability to perform, retire the boxer from further competition.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-320, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; 80-09-065 (Order 80-1), 36-12-320, filed 7/16/80; Rule .04.320, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60, subsections (11) and (12), filed 4/17/64; subsection (12) deleted, filed 12/6/67.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-330 Contracts. (1) All contracts between promoters and boxers or their managers must be on the official forms supplied by the ((commission)) department. The original copy for the ((commission must)) department should be filed at the ((commission)) department office at least five days before the ((bout)) contest.

(2) All contracts must name the opponent and fix a certain date for the contest. If a boxer is signed for a series of ((bouts)) contests, dates and names of opponents must be a part of the agreement and a separate contract signed for each ((bout)) contest. Each contract shall be accompanied by an affidavit, signed by the boxer or manager and properly attested, giving an accurate account of his or her ring record. Such affidavit shall be in a form and style prescribed by the ((commission)) department.

(3) ((All papers filed with the commission, shall be the property of the commission.

(4))) No verbal agreement or written agreement other than the contract on the official contract form, and no "blanket contract" or option on a boxer's services will be recognized by the ((commission)) department. Such options and contracts are expressly prohibited.

(((5))) (4) All contracts shall be paid in full according to their ((contracts)) terms, and no part or percentage of their remuneration may be withheld except by the order of the ((commission or its referee)) department, nor shall any part thereof be returned through arrangement with the boxer and his or her manager, to any matchmaker or promoter official.

(((6) As a matter of record)) (5) All communications to the ((commission)) department regarding contracts, ((or)) violations or threatened violations ((thereof)), must be ((made in writing or by telegraph to the commission through its nearest chief inspector, and rulings of the chief inspector or the commission must be made only in writing or by telegraph)) written.

(((7))) (6) If, through inclement weather (((in case of an outdoor show))), or other happening not within the control of the promoter, a postponement becomes necessary, the ((commission)) department may grant an extension of the contracts ((and set a new date, and the action of the commission shall be binding upon all parties to the contracts)).

A small advance ticket sale shall not be regarded as a legitimate reason for a postponement or cancellation.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-330, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91. Statutory Authority: 1981 c 337. 84-16-035 (Order 84-1), 36-12-330, filed 7/26/84; Order 74-1, 36-12-330, filed 11/19/74; Rule .04.330, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-340 Payment of contestants. (1) All payments of purses shall be made through the ((commission's)) department's inspector. Payments shall be made immediately after the contest or exhibition, or in case of a percentage contract, as soon as the percentage can be determined, but not later than seventy-two hours from the conclusion of the event.

The promoter's authorized representative shall deliver to the inspector, the checks made out by the promoter to the parties entitled to payment as follows:

If the contestant has no manager legally entitled to represent him, the check shall be made payable to the contestant in the full amount due him or her under ((his)) the signed contract with the promoter.

If the contestant has a manager the promoter shall provide a check made out by the promoter to the manager for the full contract amount. After receipt of payment the manager is then responsible for paying the purse share of 66-2/3 percent to ((his)) the boxer, excepting money owed to the manager pursuant to WAC 36-12-250(15).

The inspector shall deliver each check to the person it is made out to, and shall obtain a signed receipt for payment received on the printed form provided by the ((commission)) department. This receipt shall be mailed or delivered by the inspector to the ((commission)) department office along with the other required event reports.

(2) Should any promoter's check be protested, claim shall be made for the amount of the check upon the surety company, as provided in RCW 67.08.030.

Promoters will hold all endorsed payment checks for inspection at the ((commission's)) department's order.

((In the event the referee fails to render a decision at the termination of any bout, the promoter shall deliver payment checks covering such bout to the commission.))

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-340, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.340, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-350 Tickets. (((1) Promoters may use only tickets approved by the commission. The promoter shall provide to the commission before each event, a sworn inventory from the printer of all tickets printed showing number and prices, including any over prints, changes, or extras.

(2) No exchange of tickets shall be made except at the box office, and no ticket shall be redeemed after the show has taken place. Tickets in the hands of agencies must be returned to the box office not later than two hours after the show has started.

(3) All tickets shall have the price and name of promoter and date of show printed plainly thereon. Changes in ticket prices or dates of shows must be referred to the commission for approval.

(4) No ticket shall be sold except at the price printed on it.

(5) Tickets of different prices shall be printed in different colors on cardboard or heavy paper.

(6) No person shall be admitted to any boxing contest, held in the state of Washington without presenting to the doorkeeper an official ticket, or pass.

(7) Complimentary tickets or passes shall be limited to two percent of the total tickets sold. All tickets exceeding this amount shall be subject to tax under RCW 67.08.050(2).

(8) Under no circumstances shall a ticketholder be passed through the gate without having the ticket separated from the stub, or be allowed to occupy a seat, unless in possession of a ticket stub.

(9) Ushers must see to it that spectators get the seats their ticket stubs entitle them to, and that anyone occupying such seat unlawfully is asked to vacate, and if necessary is ejected.

(10) The sale of tickets cannot exceed the seating capacity of the house, and no person can be sold the right of admission without a ticket.

(11))) Whenever an exhibition or contest is held, an authorized representative of the licensed promoter holding such event shall, in addition to the written report required by the ((commission)) department, give an accounting to the inspector immediately after the close of the box office, showing the number of each class of tickets unsold or unused. The inspector ((will)) may examine all unsold or unused tickets, stubs, coupons, books, cash, and all other matters relating to the box office and ticket takers. The inspector will then make a formal report to the ((commission by mail immediately)) department upon the completion of such examination. Any fraud on the part of the promoter's representative will be deemed the act of the promoter.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-350, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91. Statutory Authority: 1981 c 337. 84-16-035 (Order 84-1), 36-12-350, filed 7/26/84. Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 80-09-065 (Order 80-1), 36-12-350, filed 7/16/80; Rule .04.350, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-360 Promoters. All promoters must be licensed to promote boxing in the state of Washington. A license certificate is issued when a promoter's application has been approved by the ((commission)) department and a bond has been obtained and approved. Medical insurance must be obtained before any scheduled event takes place. (See RCW 67.08.030 and 67.08.040.)

(1) All boxing contests must be approved by the ((commission)) department. No promoter may release the names of contestants to the media or otherwise publicize a contest unless a contract has been executed between the parties and the contest approved by the ((commission)) department.

(2) The grounds for denial or cancellation by the ((commission)) department for a boxing contest are as follows:

(a) The failure of the promoter or any person connected with the promotion and under the jurisdiction of the ((commission)) department to comply with any statute or rule regulating boxing in Washington.

(b) The contest would tend to be a mismatch based on the record, experience, skill, and condition of the contestants.

(c) The contestants have not completed licensing requirements within the seventy-two hour time frame set by the ((commission)) department.

(d) The ((commission)) department does not have adequate staff to enforce the statutes and rules regulating boxing enacted and adopted to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the participants and consumers and guarantee the collection of revenue due to the state from the contest and all ancillary rights incidental thereto.

(3) Promoters will be held responsible for maintaining order, and any person who is intoxicated, abusive or disorderly in conduct, to the annoyance of surrounding spectators, must be ejected.

(4) Promoters shall not schedule less than twenty-six rounds of boxing, nor more than forty rounds, for any one program except with the approval of the ((commission)) department. An emergency bout shall be provided in the event an arranged card breaks down and if it is necessary to put on another bout.

(5) Advance notices for all boxing shows must be in the office of the ((commission)) department seven days prior to the holding of any boxing show. In addition to the regular scheduled boxers the advance notice must show the names of boxers engaged by the promoter for an emergency bout.

(6) Notice of any change in announced or advertised programs for any contest must be filed immediately with the ((commission)) department and the press. Notice of such change or substitution must also be conspicuously posted at the box office, and announced from the ring before the opening contest, and if any of the patrons desire to have the price of their tickets refunded, such refund shall be made if the tickets or ticket stubs are presented at the box office at once. The box office must remain open a reasonable time to redeem such tickets.

(7) Substitutions will not be permitted in any ((bout)) contest unless ((more than twenty-four hours before weighing-in time of the day of the contest, and then will be permitted only when)) the substitute has been approved by the ((commission)) department.

(8) No intermission shall exceed a period of ((ten)) twenty minutes at any boxing show.

The time allowed for putting gloves on main event boxers within the ring, shall not exceed five minutes.

(9) No promoter, or club, or member, stockholder, or official of a club shall be permitted to act directly or indirectly as a manager of a boxer, or to hold any financial interest in such management or in the boxer's ring earnings.

(10) Every promoter must provide a suitable room or place and a scale for the examination of contestants by the ((commission)) department physician. The promoter must furnish ice bags, a stretcher, and a blanket at each boxing show, to be in readiness in the event same will be deemed necessary by the ((commission)) department physician. The promoter shall also ensure that the department physician is provided with emergency medical equipment at ringside. The equipment shall consist of but not be limited to airways, nonsurgical rubber gloves, sterile 4 x 4 gauze pads, and tongue depressors.

(11) Copies of all boxing contracts must be filed with the ((commission)) department. The making of secret agreements contrary to the terms of the contracts so filed is prohibited under penalty of suspension of all parties thereto.

(12) Any promoter doing business directly or indirectly with managers or boxers under suspension may have its license revoked.

(13) ((Requests for charity shows must be referred to the commission.

(14) No soliciting of any kind by any individual, or organization shall be allowed in any boxing arena without the approval of the commission.

(15))) All drinks shall be dispensed only in plastic or paper cups. Violations of this rule may result in the suspension or revocation of the offending promoter's license.

(((16))) (14) Promoters must provide adequate security as approved by the ((commission)) department.

(((17))) (15) A promoter shall not employ any unlicensed second, boxer, matchmaker, or announcer.

(((18))) (16) No admission can be charged where boxers are training except with the approval of the ((commission)) department. When an admission fee is charged it shall be considered by the ((commission)) department as a charge for the privilege of seeing an exhibition of boxing, and the promoter or person making the charge for admission shall furnish the ((commission)) department with a certified written report, detailing the number of admissions and the total amount of money taken in, within seventy-two hours thereafter. The state tax of five percent on such gross receipts, exclusive of any federal taxes paid thereon shall be forwarded to the ((commission)) department with the report.

(((19))) (17) The ((commission)) department requires that whenever any person, licensed by the ((commission)) department is approached with a request or suggestion that a sham or collusive contest be entered into or that the contest shall not be conducted honestly and fairly, such licensed person must immediately report the matter to the ((commission)) department.

(((20) A commissioner, chief inspector, or any commission)) (18) Any department inspector supervising a contest or exhibition has the full power of the ((commission)) department in enforcing the rules and regulations of the ((commission)) department.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-360, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91. Statutory Authority: 1981 c 337. 84-16-035 (Order 84-1), 36-12-360, filed 7/26/84; Rule .04.360, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

NEW SECTION

WAC 36-12-363 Miscellaneous provisions. (1) Buildings. Any building or facility where boxing events are held must meet state and local fire and safety requirements.

(2) Discrimination. Discrimination against any participant in regard to sex, race, color, creed or national origin shall be referred to the human rights commission.

(3) Appeals.

(a) Licensees may appeal any suspension or revocation to the department in the manner provided in chapter 34.05 RCW.

(b) Such appeals must be received in the department office within twenty days from the date of the notice sent by the department.

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-367 Participants. (1) Any person under the age of eighteen years old shall not be eligible for a license with the ((commission)) department.

(2) All applications for a participant's license shall be in writing on a form furnished by the ((commission)) department. Any person who makes a false statement or misrepresents any information on an application may have his license denied or revoked by the ((commission)) department.

(3) All applicants for a participant's license shall be found after examination by a physician to be physically and mentally fit to participate in a wrestling show or exhibition.

(4) Upon application for a participant's license, all applicants shall pay a fee in the amount of fifteen dollars.

(5) Two small photos are required and must be provided to the ((commission)) department before a license can be issued.

(6) All licenses are valid from the time of issuance until the expiration of the licensing year. July 1st is the beginning of each license year.

(7) No licensed promoter is eligible for a participant's license.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-367, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-385 ((Commission)) Department inspector. (1) A ((commission)) department inspector shall attend all wrestling events scheduled. He will make sure all participants are properly licensed and that all laws, rules, and regulations are enforced.

(2) The inspector shall forward all reports and the gross revenue tax due from each event to the ((commission)) department office.

(3) ((In accordance with the law,)) Each inspector shall receive for each event officially attended, a fee not to exceed ((one)) two percent of the net gate of each event up to a maximum of ((three)) four hundred dollars and a minimum of ((twenty-five)) thirty-five dollars which shall be paid by the promoter.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-385, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-400 Timekeepers and announcers. Timekeepers and announcers will be provided by the promoter and must be licensed with the ((commission)) department. A completed application and two small photos are the licensing requirements for such license.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-400, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.400, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-410 Matches. (1) The promotor shall furnish the ((commission)) department with an advance notice, giving the names of the participants to be used prior to each event.

(2) ((Under no circumstances shall any)) Participants shall not engage another participant in any conduct outside of the ring which may endanger a spectator. Any wrestlers involved in this action will be suspended immediately for a period of time set by the ((commission)) department.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-410, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.410, filed 12/6/67; Rule .04.410, filed 12/21/62; Rule .04.410, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-415 Tickets. (1) Tickets must be printed and consecutively numbered.

(2) A ticket manifest must be provided to the ((commission)) department upon request.

(((3) All tickets must have prior approval by the commission.))

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-415, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-425 Contracts. Any contract or agreement between a participant and a promoter shall be in writing, signed by all parties, and made available to the ((commission)) department upon request.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-425, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-435 Records. Promoters shall maintain a full, true, and accurate set of books of account and other records of receipts and disbursements in connection with all shows or exhibitions, and the records shall be open for inspection and audit by representatives of the ((commission)) department for a period of six months after each event or exhibition.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-435, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-11-038, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91)

WAC 36-12-450 Miscellaneous provisions. (1) Dangerous conduct; punishment. The referee shall not permit physically dangerous conduct or tactics by any participant. Any participant who fails to discontinue such tactics, after being warned by the referee or a ((commission)) department official shall be disqualified and subject to disciplinary action.

(2) Duties of licensees.

It shall be the duty of the promoter, his agents, employees, and the participants in any wrestling show or exhibition to maintain peace, order, and decency in the conduct of any show or exhibition. There shall be no abuse of a ((commission)) department official at any time. Foul and profane language by participants is prohibited.

(3) Responsibility of promoter.

(a) Each promoter shall be directly responsible to the ((commission)) department for the conduct of its employees and any violation of the laws, rules, or regulations of the ((commission)) department by any employee of a promoter shall be deemed to be a violation by the promoter.

(b) Promoters are responsible for any violations of the law or ((commission)) department rules by their participants.

(4) Postponement or cancellation.

A small advance sale of tickets shall not be regarded as a legitimate reason for a postponement or cancellation. Indoor wrestling shows or exhibitions shall not be ((cancelled)) canceled for any reason except with the approval of the ((commission)) department.

(5) Discrimination.

((There shall be no)) Discrimination against any participant in regard to sex, race, color, ((or)) creed or national origin shall be referred to the human rights commission.

(6) Appeals.

(a) Licensees may appeal any suspension((,)) or revocation((, or fine)) to the ((commission)) department in the manner provided in chapter 34.05 RCW.

(b) Such appeals must be received in the ((commission)) department office within twenty days from the date of the notice sent by the ((commission)) department.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 91-11-038, 36-12-450, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.450, filed 12/21/62; Rule .04.450, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:

WAC 36-12-180 Chief inspectors.

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