Arizona Revised Statutes § 5-224 Division Of Boxing And Mixed Martial Arts Regulation; Powers And Duties

5-224. Division of boxing and mixed martial arts regulation; powers and duties

A. A division of boxing and mixed martial arts regulation is established in the department to provide staff support for the Arizona state boxing and mixed martial arts commission. Subject to title 41, chapter 4, article 4, the director of the department shall appoint an executive director to perform the duties prescribed in this article. The resources for the Arizona state boxing and mixed martial arts commission shall come from monies appropriated to the department from the racing regulation fund established by section 5-113.01 or from other sources prescribed in section 5-225, subsection D.

B. The commission shall obtain from a physician licensed to practice in this state rules and standards for the physical examination of boxers and referees. A schedule of fees to be paid physicians by the promoter or matchmaker for the examination shall be set by the commission.

C. The commission may adopt and issue rules pursuant to title 41, chapter 6 to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

D. The commission shall hold regular meetings at least quarterly and in addition may hold special meetings. Except as provided in section 5-223, subsection B, all meetings of the commission shall be open to the public and reasonable notice of the meetings shall be given pursuant to title 38, chapter 3, article 3.1.

E. The commission shall:

1. Make and maintain a record of the acts of the division, including the issuance, denial, renewal, suspension or revocation of licenses.

2. Keep records of the commission open to public inspection at all reasonable times.

3. Assist the director in the development of rules to be implemented pursuant to section 5-104, subsection U.

4. Conform to the rules adopted pursuant to section 5-104, subsection U.

F. The commission may enter into intergovernmental agreements with Indian tribes, tribal councils or tribal organizations to provide for the regulation of boxing and mixed martial arts contests on Indian reservations. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to diminish the authority of the department.

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