WSR 19-22-062
[Filed November 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Implementation of EHB 1756 (chapter 304, Laws of 2019), Adult entertainersSafety and security; RCW 49.17.470; WAC 296-800-140 Accident prevention program.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 49.17 RCW, RCW 49.17.470.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making will implement the requirements of EHB 1756 (chapter 304, Laws of 2019) codified under RCW 49.17.470. Specifically, this rule making will address the following:
The requirement that adult entertainment establishment[s] provide panic buttons in certain locations;
The requirement that adult entertainment establishments record accusations of customer violence, including assault, sexual assault, or sexual harassment, towards an entertainer; and
The requirement that the adult entertainment establishments ban customers for three years if an accusation of violence or harassment by a customer is supported by a statement made under penalty of perjury or other evidence.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder meetings will be held to allow those affected by the rule to provide input prior to the rule proposal being filed. Parties interested in the formulation of these rules for proposal may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kevin Walder, Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-902-6681, fax 360-902-5619, email, website; or Chris Miller, phone 360-902-5516, fax 360-902-5619.
November 5, 2019
Joel Sacks