WSR 15-23-055
[Filed November 12, 2015, 12:07 p.m., effective December 13, 2015]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The proposed rules:
Remove licensing requirements for announcers.
Remove restrictions on the use of foul and profane language.
Remove the department's requirement to approve all cancellations or postponements of wrestling events and the requirement that a small advance sale of tickets shall not be regarded as a reason for postponement or cancellation.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 36-13-050 Announcers; and amending WAC 36-13-010 License fees, renewals and requirements and 36-13-110 Miscellaneous provisions.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.08.017, 43.24.023, and 43.24.086.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 15-19-109 on September 18, 2015.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 1.
Date Adopted: November 12, 2015.
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 10-08-037, filed 4/1/10, effective 5/2/10)
WAC 36-13-010 License fees, renewals and requirements.
(1) The license year is one year from date of issue. License fees are paid annually. Fees shall be as follows:
Wrestling participant
Event physician
No charge
(2) No license fee is required for persons licensed under chapter 36-12 or 36-14 WAC as an inspector, ((announcer,)) event physician or promoter.
(3) In addition to license requirements found in chapter 67.08 RCW, ((licensees and applicants)) wrestling participants shall submit a small photograph of themselves that is not more than two years old.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 11-03-028, filed 1/11/11, effective 2/11/11)
WAC 36-13-110 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 department official shall be disqualified and subject to disciplinary action.
(2) Wrestling participants or other licensees shall not engage in the practice known as "juicing." "Juicing" is the practice of using a razor blade or similar contrivance, or any other means to draw blood from oneself, one's opponent, or from any other participant of the wrestling exhibition or show. The referee shall immediately terminate any match in which blood from a participant appears from "juicing," and the participants shall cease the wrestling match and return to the dressing room. Should an accidental cut to a wrestling participant occur, the match may continue but should be concluded as soon as possible at the discretion of the referee.
(3) Duties of licensees. It shall be the duty of the promoter, his/her agents, employees, and the participants in any wrestling show or exhibition to maintain peace((,)) and order((, and decency)) in the conduct of any show or exhibition. There shall be no abuse of a department official at any time. ((Foul and profane language by participants is prohibited.))
(4) Responsibility of promoter.
(a) Each promoter shall be directly responsible to the department for the conduct of its employees and any violation of the laws, rules, or regulations of the 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 department rules by their participants.
(c) Promoters shall provide an ambulance or paramedical unit with transport and resuscitation capabilities, with a minimum of two attendants, to be present at the event location at all times during the event.
(5) ((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 canceled for any reason except with the approval of the department.
(6))) Discrimination. Discrimination against any participant in regard to sex, race, color, creed or national origin shall be referred to the human rights commission.
(((7))) (6) 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.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 36-13-050