Event Details

Adult Entertainer Safety (Chapter 296-831 WAC) & Labor Standards for Adult Entertainment Establishments (Chapter 296-128 WAC)

Stakeholder Meeting on Rulemaking
Thursday, May 30, 2024
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


In-person participation:
Department of Labor & Industries
12806 Gateway Drive South
Tukwila, WA 98168

Olympia-Tumwater, L&I Office Location

To join the virtual meeting (Zoom):
Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 835 0229 0172
Passcode: 982091907

Or participate by phone (audio only):
253-205-0468 or 253-215-8782


The Department of Labor & Industries’ (L&I) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and the Fraud Prevention and Labor Standards division (FPLS) is conducting rulemaking to implement and enforce Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6105 (ESSB 6105), passed during the 2024 legislative session. ESSB 6105 makes updates to existing safety and health requirements under chapter 49.17 RCW, and makes updates to wage and hour requirements under chapter 49.46 RCW.

During this stakeholder meeting, staff from both DOSH and FPLS will provide a brief overview of ESSB 6105, answer questions, and seek stakeholder feedback to assist with scoping the preliminary drafts of the rules.

The DOSH rulemaking will implement the requirements of Section 1 of ESSB 6105, codified at RCW 49.17.470. Some of the changes which will be addressed in this rule include:

  • Requirements that an adult entertainment establishment provide accessible panic buttons, and must submit annual proof of compliance and panic button maintenance to L&I;
  • Requirements for security personnel availability, task dedication, and when additional security may be needed;
  • An update to the definition of adult entertainment; and
  • Other areas in chapter 296-831 RCW which may requirement amendments based on the rulemaking.

The FPLS rulemaking will implement the requirements of Section 2 of ESSB 6105, codified in chapter 49.46 RCW. Some of the topics that will be addressed in the rulemaking include:

  • Fee requirements, including leasing fees; 
  • Written notices of termination or refusal to hire; 
  • Prohibiting retaliation; and
  • Enforcement mechanisms

L&I filed two Preproposal Statements of Inquiry (CR-101) on May 7, 2024:
DOSH rulemaking filing
FPLS rulemaking filing

Sections 1 and 2 of ESSB 6105 take effect January 1, 2025.

In addition to stakeholder feedback provided at the meetings, L&I also encourages written comments.

Written comments and contact information:
Please submit any comments regarding DOSH’s scope of the safety and health preliminary draft rule to Cindy Ireland, and pertaining to rulemaking or meeting questions. Please contact Allison Drake with any technical questions about this rulemaking.

Please submit any comments regarding FPLS’s scope of the labor standards preliminary draft rule to Bridget Osborne at ESrules@Lni.wa.gov.