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New York Boxing, Sparring and Wrestling Ch. 912/20

Regulation of Boxing, Sparring and Wrestling--Chapter 912 of 1920
 
    §  1.  State  athletic  commission.  The  state  boxing  commission is
  continued as a division in the department of state under the name of the
  state athletic commission. The commission shall consist of three members
  who shall be appointed by the  governor  by  and  with  the  advice  and
  consent  of  the senate. The governor shall designate one of the members
  as chairman of the commission. The members of the  commission  shall  be
  appointed for terms of three years. Any vacancy in the membership of the
  commission  caused  otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled
  only for the balance of the term of the member  in  whose  position  the
  vacancy occurs.
    The  commissioners  shall be paid their actual and necessary traveling
  and other expenses incurred by them in the performance of their official
  duties. The commission shall maintain in the city of  New  York  general
  offices  for  the  transaction  of  its  business.  The  members  of the
  commission shall adopt a seal for the commission, and  make  such  rules
  for  the  administration  of their office, not inconsistent herewith, as
  they may deem expedient; and they may amend or abrogate such rules.  Two
  of  the  members  of  the  commission  shall  constitute  a quorum to do
  business; and the concurrence of at least  two  commissioners  shall  be
  necessary to render a determination by the commission.
    The commission shall annually make to the legislature a full report of
  its  proceedings for the year ending with the first day of the preceding
  December and may submit with such report such recommendations pertaining
  to its affairs as it shall deem desirable.
    § 2. Officers and  employees.  The  commission  may  appoint,  and  at
  pleasure  remove,  deputies  who shall be paid a salary within budgetary
  appropriations and all necessary expenses for traveling and  maintenance
  incurred  by them in the performance of their official duties outside of
  the city in which  they  are  regularly  employed.  The  commission  may
  appoint,  and  at  pleasure remove, a secretary to the commission, whose
  duty it shall be to keep a full and true record of all its  proceedings,
  preserve  at  its  general  office  all its books, documents and papers,
  prepare for service such notices and other papers as may be required  of
  him  by  the  commission and perform such other duties as the commission
  may prescribe. The secretary of the commission shall receive  an  annual
  salary  within  budgetary appropriations. The commission may employ such
  other  officers,  employees  and  inspectors  as  may  be  necessary  to
  administer  the provisions of this act and fix their salaries within the
  amount appropriated therefor by the legislature. The necessary traveling
  and other necessary expenses of the members of the commission,  and  the
  salary  of  its deputies and secretary, shall be paid monthly out of the
  state treasury on the warrant of the comptroller and the certificate  of
  the  chairman of the commission out of the money appropriated to be used
  therefor.
    § 3.  Subpoenas  by  commission;  oaths.  The  commission  shall  have
  authority  to issue, under the hand of its chairman, and the seal of the
  commission,  subpoenas  for  the  attendance  of  witnesses  before  the
  commission.  A  subpoena issued under this section shall be regulated by
  the civil practice law and rules.
    § 4. Medical advisory board. 1. A medical  advisory  board  is  hereby
  created  in the division of the state athletic commission, to consist of
  nine members, to be appointed by the  governor.  Of  the  members  first
  appointed  by  the  governor,  three shall be appointed for terms of one
  year, three for terms of two years, and three members shall be appointed
  for terms of three years, from and after the date of their  appointment.
  The  governor  shall  designate  one  of such members as chairman of the

  advisory board. The term of a member  thereafter  appointed,  except  to
  fill  a vacancy, shall be three years from the expiration of the term of
  his predecessor. Upon the appointment of a successor to the chairman  of
  the advisory board, the governor shall designate such successor or other
  member  of the advisory board as chairman. A vacancy occurring otherwise
  than by expiration of term,  shall  be  filled  by  appointment  by  the
  governor for the remainder only of the term. Each member of the advisory
  board  shall  be  duly licensed to practice medicine in the state of New
  York, and at the time of his appointment have had at  least  five  years
  experience  in  the  practice  of  his  profession.  The  members of the
  advisory board shall receive such compensation as may be  fixed  by  the
  commission  within  the  amount  provided by appropriation, and shall be
  allowed and paid necessary traveling  and  other  expenses  incurred  by
  them, respectively, in the performance of their duties hereunder.
    2. The advisory board shall have power and it shall be the duty of the
  board  to  prepare and submit to the commission for approval regulations
  and standards  for  the  physical  examination  of  professional  boxers
  including,  without limitation, pre-fight and/or post-fight examinations
  and periodic comprehensive examinations. The  board  shall  continue  to
  serve  in  an  advisory capacity to the commission and from time to time
  prepare and submit to  the  commission  for  approval,  such  additional
  regulations  and  standards  of  examination  as  in their judgment will
  safeguard the physical welfare of professional boxers  licensed  by  the
  commission.  The  advisory  board shall recommend to the commission from
  time to time such qualified physicians, for the  purpose  of  conducting
  physical  examinations  of professional boxers and other services as the
  rules of the commission  shall  provide;  and  shall  recommend  to  the
  commission  a  schedule  of  fees  to  be  paid  to  physicians for such
  examinations and other services as required by this act.
    3. The advisory board  shall  develop  appropriate  medical  education
  programs  for all commission personnel involved in the conduct of boxing
  and sparring matches or exhibitions so that such personnel can recognize
  and act upon evidence of potential or actual adverse medical indications
  in a participant prior to or during the course of a match.
    4. The advisory board shall review the credentials and performance  of
  each  commission  physician  on  an  annual  basis  as  a  condition  of
  reappointment of each such physician, including  each  such  physician's
  comprehension  of  the  medical  literature  on  boxing  referred  to in
  subdivision five of this section.
    5. The advisory board shall recommend to the commission a  compilation
  of  medical publications on the medical aspects of boxing which shall be
  maintained by the commission and be made available  for  review  to  all
  commission  personnel  involved in the conduct of any boxing or sparring
  match or exhibition.
    6. The advisory board shall also advise the commission on any study of
  equipment, procedures or personnel which will, in their opinion, promote
  the safety of boxing participants.
    § 5. Boxing and  professional  wrestling  exhibitions  authorized.  No
  boxing,  sparring or professional wrestling matches or exhibitions shall
  be conducted, held or given within the state except in  accordance  with
  the  provisions  of this act. The commission shall direct a deputy to be
  present at each place where boxing or sparring  matches  or  exhibitions
  are to be held pursuant to the provisions of this act. Such deputy shall
  ascertain  the exact conditions surrounding such match or exhibition and
  make a written report of the same in the manner and form  prescribed  by
  the  commission.  Such  boxing or sparring matches or exhibitions may be
  held in any building for which the  commission  in  its  discretion  may
  issue a license. Where such match or exhibition is authorized to be held

  in  a  state  or city owned armory, the provision of the military law in
  respect thereto must be complied with, but no such match  or  exhibition
  shall be held in a building wholly used for religious services.
    §  5-a.  Combative  sports.  1.  A  "combative  sport"  shall mean any
  professional match or exhibition other than boxing, sparring,  wrestling
  or martial arts wherein the contestants deliver, or are not forbidden by
  the  applicable rules thereof from delivering kicks, punches or blows of
  any kind to the body of an opponent or opponents. For  the  purposes  of
  this  section,  the  term  "martial arts" shall include any professional
  match or exhibition sanctioned by any of  the  following  organizations:
  U.S.  Judo  Association, U.S. Judo, Inc., U.S. Judo Federation, U.S. Tae
  Kwon Do Union, North American Sport Karate  Association,  U.S.A.  Karate
  Foundation,  U.S.  Karate,  Inc., World Karate Association, Professional
  Karate   Association,   Karate   International,   International    Kenpo
  Association,   or  World  Wide  Kenpo  Association.  The  commission  is
  authorized to promulgate regulations which would establish a process  to
  allow  for  the  inclusion or removal of martial arts organizations from
  the above list. Such  process  shall  include  but  not  be  limited  to
  consideration of the following factors:
    (a)  is  the  organization's primary purpose to provide instruction in
  self defense techniques;
    (b) does the organization require the use  of  hand,  feet  and  groin
  protection during any competition or bout; and
    (c)  does  the  organization  have  an  established  set of rules that
  require the immediate termination of any competition or  bout  when  any
  participant  has received severe punishment or is in danger of suffering
  serious physical injury.
    2. No combative sport shall be conducted, held  or  given  within  the
  state of New York, and no licenses may be approved by the commission for
  such matches or exhibitions.
    3.  (a)  A  person  who knowingly advances or profits from a combative
  sport activity shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor,  and  shall  be
  guilty  of  a  class  E  felony  if  he or she has been convicted in the
  previous five years of violating this subdivision.
    (b) A person advances a combative sport activity  when,  acting  other
  than  as a spectator, he or she engages in conduct which materially aids
  any combative sport. Such conduct includes but is not limited to conduct
  directed  toward  the  creation,  establishment  or  performance  of   a
  combative  sport,  toward  the  acquisition  or maintenance of premises,
  paraphernalia, equipment or apparatus therefor, toward the  solicitation
  or  inducement  of  persons to attend or participate therein, toward the
  actual conduct of the performance thereof, toward the arrangement of any
  of its financial or promotional phases, or toward any other phase  of  a
  combative  sport.  One  advances a combative sport activity when, having
  substantial proprietary or other  authoritative  control  over  premises
  being  used  with his or her knowledge for purposes of a combative sport
  activity, he or she permits such to occur or continue or makes no effort
  to prevent its occurrence or continuation.
    (c) A person profits from a combative sport activity when  he  or  she
  accepts  or  receives money or other property with intent to participate
  in the proceeds of  a  combative  sport  activity,  or  pursuant  to  an
  agreement   or   understanding   with  any  person  whereby  he  or  she
  participates or is to participate in the proceeds of a  combative  sport
  activity.
    (d)  Any  person  who  knowingly  advances or profits from a combative
  sport activity shall also be subject to a civil penalty  not  to  exceed
  for the first violation ten thousand dollars or twice the amount of gain
  derived  therefrom  whichever  is greater, or for a subsequent violation

  twenty thousand dollars or twice the amount of  gain  derived  therefrom
  whichever  is  greater.  The  attorney  general  is  hereby empowered to
  commence judicial proceedings to recover such penalties  and  to  obtain
  injunctive relief to enforce the provisions of this section.
    §  6.  Jurisdiction  of  commission.  1. The commission shall have and
  hereby is vested  with  the  sole  direction,  management,  control  and
  jurisdiction over all such boxing and sparring matches or exhibitions to
  be  conducted,  held  or given within the state of New York and over all
  licenses to any and all  persons  who  participate  in  such  boxing  or
  sparring  matches  or  exhibitions  and  over  any  and all gyms, clubs,
  training camps and other organizations that maintain training facilities
  providing contact sparring for persons who prepare for participation  in
  such  boxing  or sparring matches or exhibitions, and over the promotion
  of professional wrestling exhibitions to  the  extent  provided  for  in
  sections  5,  9,  19,  20,  28-a,  28-b  and  33  of this act, except as
  otherwise provided in this act.
    2. The commission is authorized and directed to require that all sites
  wherein boxing, sparring  and  wrestling  matches  and  exhibitions  are
  conducted  shall  comply  with state and applicable local sanitary codes
  appropriate to school athletic facilities.
    §  7.  Corporations  and  persons  required   to   procure   licenses;
  professional  boxer  defined. Except as otherwise provided in sections 9
  and 9-a of this chapter, with respect to all boxing or sparring  matches
  or  exhibitions  in  this  state,  all  corporations, persons, referees,
  judges, match-makers, timekeepers, corporation  treasurers,  box  office
  employees,  ticket  takers,  doormen, ushers, professional boxers, their
  managers, trainers, seconds and announcers  shall  be  licensed  by  the
  commission,  and  no  such  corporation  or person shall be permitted to
  participate, either directly or indirectly, in any  boxing  or  sparring
  match  or  exhibition,  or  the holding thereof, or the operation of any
  training  facility  providing   contact   sparring   maintained   either
  exclusively  or  in part for the use of professional boxers, unless such
  corporation or persons shall have first  procured  a  license  from  the
  commission.  The  commission  shall  establish  by  rule  and regulation
  licensing and training standards for such  referees,  judges,  managers,
  trainers  and  seconds. For the purposes of this chapter, a professional
  boxer is deemed to be one who competes for a money prize or  teaches  or
  pursues  or  assists in the practice of boxing as a means of obtaining a
  livelihood or pecuniary gain, and any contest conforming to  the  rules,
  regulations  and  requirements  of  this chapter shall be deemed to be a
  boxing match and not a prize fight.
    § 7-a. Regulation of judges. 1.  Judges  for  any  contest  under  the
  jurisdiction  of the commission shall be selected by the commission from
  a list of qualified licensed judges maintained by the commission.
    2. Any boxer or manager may protest the assignment of  a  judge  to  a
  contest  and  the  protesting  boxer  or  manager  may  be  heard by the
  commission or its designee if such protest is timely. If the protest  is
  untimely it shall be summarily rejected.
    3.  Each  person  seeking  to be licensed as a judge by the commission
  shall be required to submit to or provide proof of  an  eye  examination
  and  annually  thereafter  on  the  anniversary  of  the issuance of the
  license.  Each person seeking to be a boxing judge in the state must  be
  certified  as  having  completed  a  training program as approved by the
  commission and shall have passed a written examination approved  by  the
  commission covering aspects of boxing including, but not limited to, the
  rules of the sport, the law of the state relating to the commission, and
  basic  first  aid.  The  commission shall establish continuing education
  programs to keep licensees current on areas of required knowledge.

    4. Each person seeking a license to be a boxing  judge  in  the  state
  shall be required to fill out a financial questionnaire certifying under
  penalty of perjury full disclosure of the judge's financial situation on
  a  questionnaire to be promulgated by the commission. Such questionnaire
  shall  be  in  a  form  and  manner approved by the commission and shall
  provide information as to areas  of  actual  or  potential  conflict  of
  interests  as well as appearances of such conflicts, including financial
  responsibility. Within forty-eight hours of any match, each boxing judge
  shall file with the commission a financial disclosure statement in  such
  form and manner as shall be acceptable to the commission.
    5. Only a person licensed by the commission may judge a boxing contest
  within the state.
    §  8.  License  to  corporations.  1.  a.  The  commission may, in its
  discretion, issue a license to conduct, hold or give boxing or  sparring
  matches  or exhibitions, subject to the provisions hereof, to any person
  or corporation duly incorporated under the laws  of  the  state  of  New
  York.
    b.  A prospective licensee must submit to the commission proof that it
  can furnish suitable premises in which such match or exhibition is to be
  held.
    c. Upon written application and the payment of a fee of fifty  dollars
  which  must  accompany  the application, the commission may grant to any
  person or corporation holding a license issued hereunder, the  privilege
  of  holding  such  a  match  or  exhibition on a specified date in other
  premises,  or  in  another  location,  than  the  premises  or  location
  previously  approved  by  the commission, subject however to approval of
  the commission and the rules and regulations of the commission.
    2. a. The commission may, in its discretion  and  in  accordance  with
  regulations  adopted  by the commission to protect the health and safety
  of professional boxers  in  training,  issue  a  license  to  operate  a
  training   facility   providing   contact   sparring  maintained  either
  exclusively  or  in  part  for  the  use  of  professional  boxers.  The
  regulations  of the commission shall include, but not be limited to, the
  following subjects to protect the  health  and  safety  of  professional
  boxers:
    (i) Requirements for first aid materials to be stored in an accessible
  location  on  the  premises  and  for  the presence on the premises of a
  person trained and certified in the use of such materials and procedures
  for  cardio-pulmonary  resuscitation  at  all  times  during  which  the
  facility is open for training purposes;
    (ii)  Prominent  posting  adjacent  to  an accessible telephone of the
  telephone number for emergency medical services at the nearest hospital;
    (iii) Clean and sanitary bathrooms, shower  rooms,  locker  rooms  and
  food serving and storage areas;
    (iv)  Adequate  ventilation  and  lighting  of accessible areas of the
  training facility;
    (v) Establishment of a policy concerning the restriction of smoking in
  training areas, including provisions for its enforcement by the facility
  operator;
    (vi) Compliance with state and local fire ordinances;
    (vii)  Inspection  and  approval  of  rings  as  required  by  section
  twenty-four of this chapter; and
    (viii)  Establishment  of  a policy for posting all commission license
  suspensions  and  license  revocations  received  from  the   commission
  including provisions for enforcement of such suspensions and revocations
  by the facility operator.
    b. A prospective licensee shall submit to the commission proof that it
  can  furnish  suitable  facilities  in  which  the  training  is  to  be

  conducted, including the making of such  training  facilities  available
  for inspection by the commission at any time during which training is in
  progress.
    c.  On  the  first  infraction  of  rules  or  regulations promulgated
  pursuant to this subdivision, which infraction may include more than one
  individual violation, the commission may impose a civil fine  of  up  to
  two  hundred  fifty dollars for each health and safety violation and may
  suspend  the  training  facility's  license  until  the   violation   or
  violations  are corrected. On the second such infraction, the commission
  may impose a civil fine of up to five hundred dollars  for  each  health
  and  safety  violation  and  may suspend the training facility's license
  until the violation or violations  are  corrected.  On  the  third  such
  infraction  or  for  subsequent infractions, the commission may impose a
  civil fine of up to seven hundred fifty  dollars  for  each  health  and
  safety violation and may revoke the training facility's license.
    3.  All  penalties  imposed  and  collected by the commission from any
  corporation, person or persons licensed under  the  provisions  of  this
  act, which fines and penalties are imposed and collected under authority
  hereby  vested shall within thirty days after the receipt thereof by the
  commission be paid by them into the state treasury.
    § 9. Temporary working permits. The commission shall  issue  temporary
  working  permits  to  box  office  employees,  ushers, ticket takers and
  doormen good for employment at a single exhibition of  boxing,  sparring
  or  professional wrestling, at a stated time and place. The fee for each
  such temporary working permit shall be  established  by  the  commission
  pursuant  to  rule.  No person shall be entitled to obtain more than six
  temporary working permits in any one license year.
    § 9-a. Temporary working permits for boxers,  managers,  trainers  and
  seconds.   The   commission  may  issue  temporary  working  permits  to
  professional boxers, their managers, trainers and seconds.  A  temporary
  working  permit  shall  authorize  the  employment of the holder of such
  permit to engage in a single match at a  specified  time  and  place.  A
  temporary  working  permit  may  be  issued  if  in  the judgment of the
  commission the participation of the holder thereof  in  a  boxing  match
  will be consistent with the purposes and provisions of this chapter, the
  best interests of boxing generally, and the public interest, convenience
  or  necessity.  The  commission  may  require  that  boxers applying for
  temporary working permits undergo a physical  examination,  neurological
  or      neuropsychological      test     or     procedure,     including
  electroencephalography and computed tomography or  medically  equivalent
  procedure.   The   fee  for  such  temporary  working  permit  shall  be
  established by the commission pursuant to rule.
    § 9-b. Temporary training facilities. Any training facility  providing
  contact sparring established and maintained on a temporary basis for the
  purpose  of  preparing  a professional boxer or for a specific boxing or
  sparring match or exhibition to be conducted, held or given  within  the
  state  of  New York shall be exempt from this act insofar as it concerns
  the licensing of such facilities if, in the judgement of the commission,
  establishment and maintenance of such facility will be  consistent  with
  the  purposes  and  provisions  of  this  chapter, the best interests of
  boxing generally, and the public interest, convenience or necessity.
    § 10. License fees; term of licenses; renewals. Each applicant  for  a
  license  shall, before a license is issued by the commission, pay to the
  commission, an annual license fee as follows: corporations in cities  of
  the  first  class,  where  the  seating  capacity  is  not more than two
  thousand five hundred, four hundred and fifty dollars; where the seating
  capacity is more than two thousand five hundred but not more  than  five
  thousand, seven hundred and fifty dollars; where the seating capacity is

  more than five thousand but not more than fifteen thousand, one thousand
  dollars;  where  the  seating capacity is more than fifteen thousand but
  not more than twenty-five thousand,  two  thousand  dollars;  where  the
  seating  capacity  is  more than twenty-five thousand, two thousand five
  hundred dollars; in cities of the second class, three  hundred  dollars;
  elsewhere,  one  hundred fifty dollars; corporations or persons applying
  to operate a training facility  providing  contact  sparring  maintained
  either  exclusively  or  in part for the use of professional boxers, one
  hundred  dollars;  referees,  fifty  dollars;  judges,  fifty   dollars;
  matchmakers,  fifty  dollars; corporation-treasurers, fifty dollars; box
  office employees, twenty dollars; timekeepers, ten dollars; professional
  boxers, ten dollars; managers, thirty dollars;  trainers,  ten  dollars;
  seconds,  ten dollars; ticket takers, ten dollars; doormen, ten dollars;
  ushers, ten dollars; special policemen, ten dollars; announcers,  twenty
  dollars. Each license or renewal thereof issued pursuant to this section
  on  or  after  October  1,  1938,  shall be effective for a license year
  expiring on the thirtieth day of September following  the  date  of  its
  issuance. The annual license fee prescribed by this section shall be the
  license fee due and payable therefor and shall be paid in advance at the
  time  application is made therefor, and each such license may be renewed
  for periods of one year upon the  payment  of  the  annual  license  fee
  prescribed  by this section. Within three years from the date of payment
  and upon the audit of the comptroller, the  commission  may  refund  any
  fee,  unforfeited posted guarantee or tax paid pursuant to this act, for
  which no license is issued or no service rendered or refund that portion
  of the payment that is in excess of the amount prescribed by statute.
    § 11. Application for license; fingerprints. 1. Every application  for
  a  license  shall  be  in writing, shall be addressed to the commission,
  shall be subscribed by the applicant, and affirmed by him as true  under
  the  penalties  of  perjury,  and  shall  set  forth  such  facts as the
  provisions hereof and the rules and regulations of  the  commission  may
  require.
    2.  When  an  application  is  made  for a license under this act, the
  commission shall cause the fingerprints of such applicant,  or  if  such
  applicant  be  a corporation, of the officers of such corporation, to be
  taken in triplicate. One copy shall  be  filed  in  the  office  of  the
  division  of  criminal  justice  services  at  Albany,  one  copy may be
  submitted to the federal bureau of investigation for a national criminal
  history record check, and one shall remain on file in the office of  the
  commission.  No  such  fingerprint may be inspected by any person, other
  than a peace officer, except on order of a judge or justice of  a  court
  of  record. The information obtained by any such fingerprint examination
  shall be for the guidance of the  commission  in  the  exercise  of  its
  discretion in granting or withholding the license.
    § 12. Standards for the issuance of licenses.
    1.  If in the judgment of the commission the financial responsibility,
  experience, character and general fitness of an applicant, including  in
  the  case  of  corporations its officers and stockholders, are such that
  the participation of such applicant will be consistent with  the  public
  interest,  convenience  or  necessity  and  the  safety  of  boxing  and
  wrestling  participants  and  with  the  best  interests  of  boxing  or
  wrestling generally and in conformity with the purposes of this act, the
  commission  may grant a license in accordance with the provisions herein
  contained.
    2. Any professional boxer applying for  a  license  or  renewal  of  a
  license  under  this  chapter  shall  undergo  a  comprehensive physical
  examination  including  clinical  neurological  and   neuropsychological
  examinations  by a physician approved by the commission. If, at the time

  of such examination, there is any indication of brain injury, or for any
  other reason the physician deems it  appropriate,  the  boxer  shall  be
  required   to   undergo   further  neurological  and  neuropsychological
  examinations  by a neurologist including, but not limited to, a computed
  tomography or medically equivalent procedure. The commission  shall  not
  issue  a  license  to  a boxer until such examinations are completed and
  reviewed by the commission. The results of all such examinations  herein
  required  shall become a part of the boxer's permanent medical record as
  maintained by the commission. The costs of all such examinations  called
  for  in  this  subdivision  shall  be  assumed  by  the  state  if  such
  examinations are performed by a physician or neurologist approved by the
  commission.
    3. Any professional boxer licensed under  this  chapter  shall,  as  a
  condition  of  licensure,  waive  right  of  confidentiality  of medical
  records relating to treatment of any physical condition which relates to
  his ability to fight. All medical reports submitted to, and all  medical
  records  of the medical advisory board or the commission relative to the
  physical examination or condition  of  boxers  and  wrestlers  shall  be
  considered  confidential,  and  shall be open to examination only to the
  commissioner or its authorized representative, to the licensed boxer  or
  manager  upon  written  application to examine said records, or upon the
  order of a court of competent jurisdiction in an appropriate case.
    4. All contracts calling for the services  of  a  boxer  in  a  boxing
  contest  and  entered into by licensed promoting corporations, boxers or
  managers as one or more of the  parties  in  such  contracts,  including
  those  contracts  which  relate to the rights to distribute, televise or
  otherwise transmit any boxing bout over the airwaves or by  cable  shall
  be subject to the approval of the commission and copies thereof shall be
  filed  with  the commission by such corporation, boxer or manager within
  forty-eight hours after the execution of such contract and at least  ten
  business  days  prior to any bouts, or the first of any series of bouts,
  to which they relate. The commission may waive such filing deadline  for
  good cause shown.
    § 13. Financial interest in boxer prohibited. No corporation or person
  shall  have,  either directly or indirectly, any financial interest in a
  boxer competing on premises  owned  or  leased  by  the  corporation  or
  person,  or  in which such corporation or person is otherwise interested
  except pursuant to the specific written authorization of the commission.
    § 14. Payments not to be made before  contests.  No  contestant  in  a
  boxing or sparring match or exhibition shall be paid for services before
  the  contest,  and  should  it be determined by the commission that such
  contestant did not give an honest exhibition of his skill, such services
  shall not be paid for.
    § 15.  Sham  or  collusive  exhibitions.  Any  person,  including  any
  corporation  and  the  officers  thereof, any physician, referee, judge,
  timekeeper, boxer,  manager,  trainer  or  second,  who  shall  promote,
  conduct, give or participate in any sham or collusive boxing or sparring
  match or exhibition, shall be deprived of his license by the commission.
    No licensed promoting corporation or matchmaker shall knowingly engage
  in  a course of conduct in which fights are arranged where one boxer has
  skills or experience significantly in excess of the other boxer so  that
  a  mismatch results with the potential of physical harm to the boxer. If
  such action occurs, the commission may exercise its powers to discipline
  under section seventeen of this chapter.
    § 16. Imposition of penalties for violations. Any corporation,  person
  or  persons,  licensed  under the provisions of this chapter, that shall
  willfully violate any rule or order of the commission or  any  provision
  of  this  chapter,  in  addition to any other penalty by law prescribed,

  shall be liable to a civil penalty not to exceed  ten  thousand  dollars
  for the first offense and not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars for
  the second and each subsequent offense, to be imposed by the commission,
  to  be sued for by the attorney-general in the name of the people of the
  state of New York if directed by  the  commission.  The  amount  of  the
  penalty  collected by the commission or recovered in any such action, or
  paid to the commission upon a compromise as hereinafter provided,  shall
  be  transmitted  by  the department of state into the state treasury and
  credited to the general fund.  The  commission,  for  cause  shown,  may
  extend  the time for the payment of such penalty and, by compromise, may
  accept less than the amount of such penalty  as  imposed  in  settlement
  thereof. For the purposes of this section, each transaction or statutory
  violation  shall  constitute a separate offense, except that a second or
  subsequent offense shall not be deemed to exist unless  a  decision  has
  been rendered in a prior, separate and independent proceeding.
    §  17.  Revocation  or  suspension of licenses. (a) Any license issued
  under the provisions of this act may be  revoked  or  suspended  by  the
  commission  for the reason therein stated, that the licensee has, in the
  judgment of the commission, been guilty of an  act  detrimental  to  the
  interests  of  boxing  or wrestling generally or to the public interest,
  convenience or necessity.
    (b) Without otherwise limiting the discretion  of  the  commission  as
  provided  in this act, the commission may suspend or revoke a license or
  refuse to renew or issue a license, if it shall find that the applicant,
  or any  person  who  is  a  partner,  agent,  employee,  stockholder  or
  associate  of  the  applicant,  has  been  convicted  of  a crime in any
  jurisdiction, or is associating or consorting with any person who has or
  persons who have been convicted of a crime or crimes in any jurisdiction
  or jurisdictions, or is consorting or associating with or has  consorted
  or  associated with bookmakers, gamblers or persons of similar pursuits,
  or  has  himself  engaged  in  similar  pursuits,  or   is   financially
  irresponsible,  or  has  been  guilty  of  or  attempted  any  fraud  or
  misrepresentation  in  connection  with  boxing,  or  has  violated   or
  attempted  to violate any law with respect to boxing in any jurisdiction
  or any rule, regulation or  order  of  the  commission,  or  shall  have
  violated any rule of boxing which shall have been approved or adopted by
  the  commission, or has been guilty of or engaged in similar, related or
  like practices.
    (c) No such contestant may, under any circumstances, compete or appear
  in such a match, exhibition or noncompetitive boxing within ninety  days
  of having suffered a knockout in any such match or exhibition, or within
  forty-five  days  of having suffered a technical knockout where there is
  evidence of head  trauma  as  determined  by  the  attending  commission
  physician  and shall undergo such examinations as required under section
  twenty-five  of  this  chapter.  The  contestant  shall  be   considered
  suspended from boxing by the commission and shall forfeit his license to
  the commission during such period and such license shall not be returned
  to  the contestant until the boxer has met all requirements, medical and
  otherwise, for reinstatement of such license. All such suspensions shall
  be recorded in  the  boxer's  license  by  a  commission  official.  For
  purposes of this section noncompetitive boxing shall include any contact
  training or sparring.
    (d)  The  commission may at any time suspend, revoke or deny a boxer's
  license or temporary working permit for medical reasons.
    (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of  law,  the  commission  may
  revoke  any  license  issued  under the provisions of this chapter if it
  shall find that the licensee has knowingly and intentionally engaged  in
  any  prohibited  practices, as prescribed by the commission in rules and

  regulations promulgated pursuant to subdivision 5 of section 23 of  this
  chapter, during a boxing or sparring match or exhibition.
    (f)  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision of law, if any other state
  shall revoke a licensee's license to  box  in  that  state  based  on  a
  knowing  and  intentional engagement in any prohibited practices of such
  state, the commission may act to revoke any license  to  box  issued  to
  such licensee pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
    §  18.  Advertising  matter  to state admission price. It shall be the
  duty of every person or corporation promoting or conducting a boxing  or
  sparring  match  or exhibition subject to the provisions of this chapter
  to cause to be inserted in  each  show  card,  bill,  poster,  newspaper
  advertisement  and  in each and every advertisement of any exhibition or
  contest given by it, the price of admission thereto.  Violation  of  the
  provisions  of this section shall subject the person or corporation to a
  fine of one hundred dollars.
    * § 19. Tickets to indicate purchase price. All tickets  of  admission
  to  any  boxing,  sparring or professional wrestling match or exhibition
  shall be controlled by the provisions of article  25  of  the  arts  and
  cultural affairs law. It shall be unlawful for any person or corporation
  to admit to such match or exhibition a number of people greater than the
  seating  capacity  of the place where such contest is held. Violation of
  this section shall be a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as such  and
  in addition shall incur forfeiture of license.
    * NB Effective until May 15, 2016
    * §  19.  Tickets to indicate purchase price. All tickets of admission
  to any boxing, sparring or professional wrestling  match  or  exhibition
  shall bear clearly upon the face thereof the purchase price of same, and
  no  such tickets shall be sold by such licensee for more than such price
  as printed thereon, or by any other person coming into possession of the
  same for a price in excess of fifty cents in  advance  of  such  printed
  price.  It  shall  be unlawful for any person or corporation to admit to
  such match or exhibition a number of people  greater  than  the  seating
  capacity  of  the  place  where  such contest is held. Violation of this
  section shall be a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as  such  and  in
  addition shall incur forfeiture of license.
    * NB Effective May 15, 2016
    §  20.  Equipment  of  buildings  for  exhibitions.  All  buildings or
  structures used or intended to be used for  holding  or  giving  boxing,
  sparring  or  professional  wrestling  matches  or  exhibitions shall be
  properly ventilated and provided with fire exits and fire  escapes,  and
  in all manner conform to the laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining
  to buildings in the city, town or village where situated.
    §  21.  Age of participants and spectators. No person under the age of
  eighteen years shall participate in any professional boxing, sparring or
  professional wrestling match or exhibition, and no person under  sixteen
  years  of  age  shall  be  permitted  to  attend thereat as a spectator;
  provided, however, that a person between the ages of eight  and  sixteen
  shall  be permitted to attend thereat as a spectator if accompanied by a
  parent or guardian.
    § 22. Weights; classes and rules. The weights and  classes  of  boxers
  and  the  rules  and  regulations  of  boxing shall be prescribed by the
  commission.
    § 23. Regulation of conduct of matches or exhibitions. 1. No boxing or
  sparring match or exhibition shall be of  more  than  twelve  rounds  in
  length, such rounds to be not more than three minutes each; and no boxer
  shall  be  allowed  to  participate  in  more  than twelve rounds within
  seventy-two consecutive hours. The commission may in respect to any bout
  or in respect to any class of contestants limit the number of rounds  of

  a  bout  within the maximum of twelve rounds. At each boxing or sparring
  match or exhibition except where the exhibitions  are  held  solely  for
  training  purposes, there shall be in attendance a duly licensed referee
  who  shall direct and control the same. Before starting such contest the
  referee shall ascertain from each  contestant  the  name  of  his  chief
  second,  and shall hold such chief second responsible for the conduct of
  his assistant seconds during the progress of the contest. The commission
  shall have power in its  discretion  to  declare  forfeited  any  prize,
  remuneration or purse, or any part thereof, belonging to the contestants
  or  one of them, or the share thereof of any manager if in its judgment,
  such contestant  or  contestants  are  not  honestly  competing  or  the
  contestant or manager of a contestant, as the case may be, has committed
  an  act in the premises in violation of any rule, order or regulation of
  the commission. The amount so forfeited shall be paid within forty-eight
  hours to the commission. There shall also be in attendance, except where
  the exhibitions are  held  solely  for  training  purposes,  three  duly
  licensed  judges  who  shall  at  the termination of each such boxing or
  sparring match or exhibition render their decision. The winner shall  be
  determined  in  accordance  with  a  scoring  system  prescribed  by the
  commission. Each contestant shall  wear,  during  such  contest,  gloves
  weighing  not  less  than eight ounces, unless otherwise directed by the
  commission. Thumbless boxing gloves (or gloves with  the  thumb  section
  locked,  fastened, tied or immovably set to the balance of the glove) of
  a type approved by the commission shall be used in all boxing matches or
  exhibitions, provided, however, that this requirement may be  waived  at
  the  discretion  of  the commission for championship matches of at least
  twelve scheduled rounds.
    2. The commission may  by  rule,  regulation  or  order,  require  the
  presence  of  any  medical  equipment  and  personnel  at each boxing or
  sparring match or exhibition as  is  necessary  or  beneficial  for  the
  safety  and  protection  of  the  contestants;  and may also require the
  presence of an ambulance or other apparatus at  the  site  of  any  such
  match  or exhibition or the promulgation of an emergency medical plan in
  lieu thereof.
    3.  The  commission  shall  prescribe  by  rule  or   regulation   the
  responsibilities  of managers, trainers and seconds prior to, during and
  after a boxing or sparring match or exhibition in order to  promote  the
  safety of the contestants at all times.
    4.  The  commission  shall  require  by  rule  or  regulation that any
  professional boxer licensed under this chapter present to  a  designated
  commission  official, before each match or exhibition in which he fights
  in this state, a license which shall include but not be limited  to  the
  following information: (a) the boxer's name, photograph, social security
  number,  date  of  birth,  and  other  identifying  information; (b) the
  boxer's prior fight history including the dates, location, and  decision
  of  such  fights;  (c)  the  boxer's  medical  history,  relating to any
  physical condition, medical test  or  procedure  which  relates  to  his
  ability to fight, and a record of all medical suspensions.
    5.   The   commission  shall  prescribe  by  rule  or  regulation  the
  unsportsmanlike practices prohibited in all boxing or  sparring  matches
  or exhibitions, which shall include the practice of biting.
    §  24.  Rings.  No  boxing  contest or exhibition or training activity
  shall be permitted in any ring unless such ring has been  inspected  and
  approved  by  the  commission.  The  commission shall prescribe standard
  acceptable size and quality requirements  for  rings  and  appurtenances
  thereto.
    §  25.  Examination by physician; cost. 1. All boxers must be examined
  by a physician designated by the commission before entering the ring and

  each such physician shall immediately file with the commission a written
  report of such  examination.  The  cost  of  any  such  examination,  as
  prescribed by a schedule of fees established by the commission, shall be
  paid  by  the  corporation  conducting  the contest or exhibition to the
  commission, which shall then pay the  fee  covering  such  cost  to  the
  examining physician, in accordance with the rules of the commission.
    2.  Any  professional  boxer  licensed  under  this  chapter  rendered
  unconscious or suffering head trauma  as  determined  by  the  attending
  physician  shall  be  immediately  examined  by the attending commission
  physician  and  shall  be   required   to   undergo   neurological   and
  neuropsychological  examinations  by  a  neurologist  including  but not
  limited to a computed tomography or medically equivalent procedure.  Any
  boxer  so  injured  shall  not  appear  in any match or exhibition until
  results of such examinations are reviewed by the commission. The results
  of all such examinations herein required shall  become  a  part  of  the
  boxer's  permanent  medical  record  as maintained by the commission and
  shall be used by the commission to determine whether a  boxer  shall  be
  permitted  to appear in any future boxing match or exhibition. The costs
  of all such examinations called for in this subdivision and  subdivision
  three  shall  be assumed by the state if such examinations are performed
  by a physician approved by the commission.
    3. The commission may at any time require a licensed boxer to  undergo
  a physical examination, including any neurological or neuropsychological
  test or procedure.
    §  26.  Physician to be in attendance; powers of such physician. 1. It
  shall be the duty of every person or corporation licensed to  conduct  a
  boxing  or  sparring match or exhibition, to have in attendance at every
  boxing  or  sparring  match  or  exhibition,  at  least  one   physician
  designated  by the commission as the rules shall provide. The commission
  may establish a schedule of fees to be paid by the licensee to cover the
  cost of such attendance. Such fees shall  be  paid  to  the  commission,
  which  shall  then  pay such fees to the physicians entitled thereto, in
  accordance with the rules of the commission.
    2. The physician shall terminate  any  boxing  or  sparring  match  or
  exhibition  if  in  the  opinion  of  such  physician any contestant has
  received severe punishment or is in danger of serious  physical  injury.
  In  the  event  of  any  serious  physical  injury, such physician shall
  immediately render any emergency treatment necessary, recommend  further
  treatment  or  hospitalization  if required, and fully report the entire
  matter to the commission within  twenty-four  hours  and  if  necessary,
  subsequently  thereafter.  Such  physician  may  also  require  that the
  injured boxer and his manager remain in the ring or on the  premises  or
  report  to  a hospital after the contest for such period of time as such
  physician deems advisable.
    3. Such physician may enter the ring at any time during  a  boxing  or
  sparring  match  or  exhibition  and  may  terminate the match if in his
  opinion the same is necessary to prevent severe  punishment  or  serious
  physical injury to a contestant.
    §  27.  Bond.  Before  a  license  shall  be  granted  to  a person or
  corporation to conduct a boxing or sparring  match  or  exhibition,  the
  applicant  shall  execute  and  file  with  the comptroller a bond in an
  amount to be determined by the commission, to be approved as to form and
  sufficiency of sureties thereon by the comptroller, conditioned for  the
  faithful  performance  by said corporation of the provisions of this act
  and the rules and regulations of the commission, and upon the filing and
  approval of said bond the comptroller shall issue to  said  applicant  a
  certificate  of  such  filing  and  approval,  which  shall  be  by said
  applicant filed in the office of the commission with its application for

  license, and no such license shall  be  issued  until  such  certificate
  shall  be  filed. In case of default in such performance, the commission
  may impose upon the delinquent a penalty in the sum of not more than one
  thousand  dollars  for  each  offense,  which  may  be  recovered by the
  attorney-general in the name of the people of the state of New  York  in
  the  same  manner as other penalties are recovered by law; any amount so
  recovered shall be paid into the treasury.
    § 28. Bond for purses, salaries and other expenses. In addition to the
  bond required by section twenty-seven, each applicant for a  license  to
  conduct  a boxing or sparring match or exhibition shall execute and file
  with the comptroller a bond  in  an  amount  to  be  determined  by  the
  commission to be approved as to form and sufficiency of sureties thereon
  by  the  comptroller,  conditioned  for  and guaranteeing the payment of
  boxers' and wrestlers' purses, salaries of club  employees  licensed  by
  the  commission, and the legitimate expenses of printing tickets and all
  advertising material.
    § 28-a. Duty to provide insurance for licensed boxers and professional
  wrestlers. 1. All persons, parties or corporations  having  licenses  as
  promoters  or  who  are licensed in accordance with section 28-b of this
  act shall continuously provide insurance for the protection of  licensed
  boxers   and  professional  wrestlers,  appearing  in  boxing  bouts  or
  wrestling  exhibitions.  Such  insurance  coverage  shall  provide   for
  reimbursement to the licensed athlete for medical, surgical and hospital
  care,  with  a  minimum limit of seven thousand five hundred dollars for
  injuries sustained while participating in any program operated under the
  control of such licensed promoter and  for  a  payment  of  one  hundred
  thousand  dollars to the estate of any deceased athlete where such death
  is occasioned by injuries received in this state during the course of  a
  program   in  which  such  licensed  athlete  or  professional  wrestler
  participated under the promotion or control of  any  licensed  promoter.
  The  commission  may  from time to time, in its discretion, increase the
  amount of such minimum limits.
    2. The failure to provide such insurance as is required by subdivision
  one of this section shall be cause for the suspension or the  revocation
  of the license of such defaulting promoter.
    § 28-b. Professional wrestling; promoters. 1. For the purposes of this
  act,   "professional   wrestling"   shall  mean  an  activity  in  which
  participants  struggle  hand-in-hand  primarily  for  the   purpose   of
  providing entertainment to spectators and which does not comprise a bona
  fide athletic contest or competition.
    2.  Every  person,  partnership  or  corporation promoting one or more
  professional wrestling exhibitions in this state shall  be  required  to
  obtain from the commission an annual license to conduct such exhibitions
  subject  to  terms and conditions promulgated by the commission pursuant
  to rule and consistent with the applicable provisions of this act.  Each
  applicant shall pay an annual fee established by the commission pursuant
  to rule.
    3.  A  licensed promoter of a professional wrestling exhibition in the
  state shall notify the athletic commission at least ten days in  advance
  of  the  holding of the exhibition. Each such promoter shall execute and
  file with the comptroller a bond in  an  amount  not  less  than  twenty
  thousand  dollars  to be approved as to form and sufficiency of sureties
  thereon by the comptroller, conditioned for and guaranteeing the payment
  of professional wrestler's purses, salaries of club  employees  licensed
  by  the  commission, the legitimate expenses of printing tickets and all
  advertising material, payments  to  sponsoring  organizations,  and  the
  applicable state and local sales and compensating use tax.

    4.  A  licensed  promoter of a professional wrestling exhibition shall
  provide for a licensed physician to be present at each  exhibition,  and
  such  physician  shall  examine each wrestler prior to each performance,
  and  each  such  pre-performance  examination  shall  be  conducted   in
  accordance with regulations prescribed by the commission.
    5.  Every licensed promoter of professional wrestling who promotes six
  or more exhibitions in the state in a calendar year must have  in  place
  an  anti-drug  plan  and  file with the commission a written copy of the
  plan.  Each such plan shall address the use of  a  controlled  substance
  defined  in  article 33 of the public health law, and such plan shall at
  minimum provide for the following:
    (a) dissemination of educational materials to  professional  wrestlers
  who  perform  for any such promoter including a list of prohibited drugs
  and available rehabilitation services; and
    (b) a referral procedure to permit any such professional  wrestler  to
  obtain rehabilitation services.
    §  29.    Notice of contest or exhibition; collection of tax. 1. Every
  individual, corporation, association or club holding any professional or
  amateur boxing, sparring or professional wrestling match or  exhibition,
  for  which  an  admission  fee  is charged or received, shall notify the
  athletic commission ten days in advance of the holding of such  contest.
  All  tickets  of  admission to any such boxing, sparring or professional
  wrestling match or exhibition shall be  procured  from  a  printer  duly
  authorized  by  the  state athletic commission to print such tickets and
  shall bear clearly upon the face thereof the purchase price and location
  of same. Any individual, corporation, association  or  club  failing  to
  fully  comply  with  this section shall be subject to a penalty of fifty
  dollars to be collected by and paid to  the  department  of  state.  Any
  individual,   corporation,   association  or  club  is  prohibited  from
  operating any shows or exhibitions until all penalties due  pursuant  to
  this  section  and taxes, interest and penalties due pursuant to article
  nineteen of the tax law have been paid.
    2.  Pursuant to direction by the commissioner of taxation and finance,
  employees or officers of the athletic commission shall act as agents  of
  the  commissioner  of taxation and finance to collect the tax imposed by
  article nineteen of the tax law. The athletic commission  shall  provide
  the  commissioner  of  taxation  and  finance  with such information and
  technical assistance as may be necessary for the  proper  administration
  of such tax.
    § 30. Disposition of receipts. All receipts of the commission shall be
  paid  into the state treasury. Provided, however, that receipts from the
  tax imposed by article nineteen of the tax law  shall  be  deposited  as
  provided by section one hundred seventy-one-a of the tax law.
    §  31.  Exceptions.  The  provisions of this act except as provided in
  section 29 of this act shall not be construed to apply to  any  sparring
  or  boxing  contest or exhibition conducted under the supervision or the
  control of the New York state national guard or naval militia where  all
  of  the  contestants  are members of the active militia; nor to any such
  contest or exhibition where the contestants are all amateurs,  sponsored
  by  or under the supervision of any university, college, school or other
  institution of learning, recognized by the regents of the state  of  New
  York;  nor  to any such contest or exhibitions where the contestants are
  all amateurs sponsored by or under the supervision of the U. S.  Amateur
  Boxing  Federation  or  its  local  affiliates  or  the American Olympic
  Association; nor except as to the extent provided in sections 5, 9,  19,
  20, 28-a, 28-b and 33 of this act, to any professional wrestling contest
  or  exhibition  as  defined in this act. For the purpose of this act, an
  amateur is deemed to mean a person who engages in  boxing,  sparring  or

  wrestling  contests  and exhibitions where no cash prizes are awarded to
  participants, and where the prize competed for shall not in value exceed
  thirty-five dollars or, in boxing, a maximum amount established  by  the
  U.S. Amateur Boxing Federation. Any individual, association, corporation
  or club, except elementary or high schools or equivalent institutions of
  learning  recognized  by  the  regents  of the state of New York, who or
  which conducts an amateur contest pursuant to this section must register
  with the U. S. Amateur Boxing Federation or  its  local  affiliates  and
  abide by its rules and regulations.
    §  32.  Safety  headgear.  The  commission  shall undertake a study of
  various types of safety headgear that may be used by boxers  during  the
  course  of  a  contest  or  bout. The commission shall develop, or shall
  contract to develop, a safety headgear prototype during the course,  and
  in furtherance, of the study to be conducted hereunder. Such study shall
  include  the  safety and effectiveness that the wearing of various types
  of headgear  may  demonstrate,  including  the  ramifications  that  the
  wearing   of   headgear  may  have  on  the  sport  of  boxing  and  the
  psychological effect it may have on the  boxers.  The  commission  shall
  make  a  written  report  of its findings from such study, including any
  appropriate recommendations, to the  governor  and  the  legislature  no
  later than one year from the date this section takes effect.
    §   33.  Misdemeanor.  Any  person  or  corporation  who  directly  or
  indirectly conducts, holds  or  gives  boxing  or  sparring  matches  or
  exhibitions  or participates either directly or indirectly in any boxing
  or sparring match  or  exhibition  as  a  referee,  judge,  match-maker,
  timekeeper,  corporation  treasurer,  box  office employee, professional
  boxer, manager,  trainer,  second  or  announcer  without  first  having
  procured  an  appropriate  license  as  prescribed  in this act shall be
  guilty of a misdemeanor. Any  person,  partnership  or  corporation  who
  promotes  a  professional  wrestling  match  or  exhibition in the state
  without first having procured an appropriate license in accordance  with
  section 28-b of this chapter, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
    Nothing   herein  contained  shall  be  deemed  to  apply  to  amateur
  exhibitions.
    § 34. Regulation of boxing contracts and promotion of matches.  1.  No
  professional boxing match may occur in the state unless the organization
  that  promotes,  sanctions or otherwise participates in the proposition,
  selection, or arrangement of one or more boxers for a contest files with
  the commission a written statement executed  under  penalty  of  perjury
  stating (a) all charges, expenses, fees, and costs that will be assessed
  against  any  boxer  participating  in  the  event;  (b)  all  payments,
  benefits, complimentary benefits and fees  the  organization  or  entity
  will  receive  for  its  affiliation with the event; (c) the name of the
  promoter; (d) sponsor of the event; and (e) all other sources, and  such
  other  and  additional  information  as required by the commission. Such
  written statement shall be filed in a form and manner acceptable to  the
  commission.
    2.  No  professional  boxing  match may occur in this state unless the
  promoter, organizer,  producer  or  another  that  participates  in  the
  proposition,  selection,  or  arrangement  of  one  or more boxers for a
  contest files with the commission a written statement under  penalty  of
  perjury  detailing  all  charges, fees, costs and expenses by or through
  the promoter on the boxer pertaining to the event, including any portion
  of the boxer's  purse  that  the  promoter  will  receive  and  training
  expenses  and  all payments, gifts or benefits the promoter is providing
  to any sanctioning organization affiliated with the event. Such  written
  statement  shall  be  filed  in  a  form  and  manner  acceptable to the
  commission.

    3. No professional boxing match may occur in  this  state  unless  the
  promoter,  organizer,  producer  or  another  that  participates  in the
  proposition, selection, or arrangement of  one  or  more  boxers  for  a
  contest  files with the commission a copy of any agreement in writing to
  which the promoter is a party with any boxer participating in the match.
    4.  Any  contract  between  a  boxer  and  a promoter or manager shall
  provide for specific limitation of option contracts  between  the  boxer
  and  the  promoter  or  between promoters with respect to a boxer, to no
  more than one year, if the granting of such  rights  is  required  as  a
  condition  to  the boxer's participation in a contest, renewable only in
  writing signed by both parties.
    5. Any promoter exercising promotional rights with respect to a  boxer
  during  the  twelve month period beginning on the day after the last day
  of the promotional right period described in subdivision  four  of  this
  section  between  a  boxer  and  the  promoter or manager may not secure
  exclusive promotional rights from the boxer's opponents as  a  condition
  of  participating  in a professional boxing match against the boxer, and
  any  contract  to  the  contrary  is  contrary  to  public  policy   and
  unenforceable.
    6. Any specific agreement or any provisions in any agreement requiring
  the hiring, retention, employment, or the receipt of compensation by any
  relative,  associate,  or  other individual in any capacity connected to
  the promoter or manager is against public policy and unenforceable.
    7. Any contract between a boxer and the promoter or manager  shall  be
  in  writing  and  filed with the commission at the time any agreement is
  made for a match to take place in the state. All promoters  or  managers
  shall  also file with the commission complete and accurate copies of all
  fees and costs that will be assessed against the boxer.
    8. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to  apply  to
  any  corporation  or  partnership  which operates a facility used, among
  other things, for the purposes of  conducting,  holding,  presenting  or
  hosting  professional  boxing matches, provided such entity does not act
  as a promoter regarding such matches.

  
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