WSR 02-20-093

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed October 1, 2002, 2:41 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-13-139.

Title of Rule: Amend chapter 36-12 WAC, Professional boxing, WAC 36-12-170 Officials compensation fees to be paid by promoter.

Amend chapter 36-14 WAC, Professional martial arts, new WAC 36-14-120 Officials compensation fees to be paid by promoter.

Purpose: To set officials compensation fees to be paid by the promoter. To amend, repeal, or retain current rules, which may no longer be needed or need further written clarification as per the governor's directive on state rules review.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.08.017, 67.08.105, 43.24.023.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 67.08.017, 67.08.105.

Summary: To set officials compensation fees to be paid by promoter.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Amending, repealing and adding new rules for clarification to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participants.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Randy Renfrow, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Building 2, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 664-6644.

Name of Proponent: Department of Licensing, governmental.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: Rules to become effective on January 1, 2003.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: To set officials compensation fees to be paid by the promoter. To amend, repeal and add new sections or retain current rules, which may no longer be needed or need further written clarification as per the governor's directive on state rules review.

Proposed rules will help to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participant.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Proposed rules have been changed to set compensation fees to be paid to officials by the promoter. Proposed rules have been amended and a new section added.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. There will not be a burden on the industry due to increased fees or increased workloads.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Building 2, Conference Room 102, Olympia, WA 98502, on November 6, 2002, at 9:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jim Hood by November 5, 2002, TDD (360) 586-2788 or (360) 664-6644.

Submit Written Comments to: Randy Renfrow, Professional Athletic Section, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507-9026, fax (360) 570-4956, by November 5, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 8, 2002.

October 1, 2002

Alan E. Rathbun

Assistant Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-03-069, filed 1/11/02, effective 2/11/02)

WAC 36-12-170   Officials compensation fees to be paid by promoter.   (1) The following minimum fees shall be paid by the promoter of the event to the event officials for nontitle, nontelevision bouts:


Judge $75.00
Timekeeper $75.00
Referee (preliminary) $110.00
Referee (main event) $125.00
Physician $250.00
Event chiropractor $200.00

(2) The following minimum fees shall be paid by the promoter of the event to event officials for nontitle, local televised bouts:


Judges $100.00
Timekeepers $100.00
Referee (preliminary) $135.00
Referee (main event) $200.00
Physician $250.00
Event chiropractor $200.00

(3) In the event of a local, state or regional championship, or title fight, ((or nationally televised fight,)) event officials shall be paid by the promoter at the respective and prevailing scale of the ((sponsoring)) sanctioning organization. The event officials pay rate shall not be lower than the televised rate established in subsection (2) of this section.

(4) In the event of a championship, title fight, or nationally televised fight, event officials shall be paid by the promoter at the respective and prevailing scale of the sanctioning organization but shall not be lower than the rates established below:


Judges $150.00
Timekeepers $150.00
Referee (preliminary) $175.00
Referee (main event) $225.00
Physician $250.00
Event chiropractor $200.00

(5) In the event of a "world" title bout, event officials shall be paid by the promoter at the respective and prevailing scale of the sanctioning organization but shall not be lower than the rates established in subsection (4) of this section. If the "world" title bout is televised, an additional $200.00 fee per official will be assessed for each judge, timekeeper and referee if the fees listed in subsection (4) of this section are used.

(6) Travel mileage shall be paid to event officials at the rate listed on schedule A, chapter 10.90.10.b of the State Administrative and Accounting Manual as published by the office of financial management.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.08.017 (1), (9). 02-03-069, 36-12-170, filed 1/11/02, effective 2/11/02. Statutory Authority: Chapter 67.08 RCW. 97-01-035, 36-12-170, filed 12/10/96, effective 1/10/97; 91-11-038, 36-12-170, filed 5/10/91, effective 6/10/91; Rule .04.170, filed 9/22/60, 3/17/60.]

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NEW SECTION
WAC 36-14-120   Officials compensation fees to be paid by promoter.   (1) The following minimum fees shall be paid by the promoter of the event to the event officials for nontitle, nontelevision bouts:

Judge $75.00
Timekeeper $75.00
Referee (preliminary) $110.00
Referee (main event) $125.00
Physician $250.00
Event chiropractor $200.00

(2) The following minimum fees shall be paid by the promoter of the event to event officials for nontitle, televised bouts:


Judges $100.00
Timekeepers $100.00
Referee (preliminary) $135.00
Referee (main event) $200.00
Physician $250.00
Event chiropractor $200.00

(3) In the event of a local, state or regional championship, title fight, or local televised fight, event officials shall be paid by the promoter at the respective and prevailing scale of the sanctioning organization. The event officials pay rate shall not be lower than the televised rate established in subsection (2) of this section.

(4) In the event of a championship, title fight, or nationally televised fight, event officials shall be paid by the promoter at the respective and prevailing scale of the sanctioning organization but shall not be lower than the rates established below:


Judges $150.00
Timekeepers $150.00
Referee (preliminary) $175.00
Referee (main event) $225.00
Physician $250.00
Event chiropractor $200.00

(5) In the event of a "world" title bout, event officials shall be paid by the promoter at the respective and prevailing scale of the sanctioning organization but shall not be lower than the rates established in subsection (4) of this section. If the "world" title bout is televised, an additional $200.00 fee per official will be assessed for each judge, timekeeper and referee if the fees listed in subsection (4) of this section are used.

(6) Travel mileage shall be paid to event officials at the rate listed on schedule A, chapter 10.90.10.b of the State Administrative and Accounting Manual as published by the office of financial management.

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