[Rev. 11/21/2013 11:57:27 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 467 - UNARMED COMBAT

DEFINITIONS

NRS 467.010           Definitions.

NRS 467.0102         “Commission” defined.

NRS 467.0103         “Contestant” defined.

NRS 467.01037       “Manager” defined.

NRS 467.0104         “Promoter” defined.

NRS 467.0105         “Purse” defined.

NRS 467.0106         “Ring official” defined.

NRS 467.01065       “Sanctioning organization” defined.

NRS 467.0107         “Unarmed combat” defined.

NRS 467.0108         “Unarmed combatant” defined.

NEVADA ATHLETIC COMMISSION

NRS 467.020           Creation; number and appointment of members; quorum; prohibitions concerning contests and exhibitions.

NRS 467.030           Chair; seal; regulations; form of contracts.

NRS 467.040           Employment of Executive Director; deposit of money in State General Fund; exceptions.

NRS 467.050           Inspectors: Appointment; duties; promotion or sponsoring of professional contest or exhibition prohibited.

NRS 467.055           Compensation of members of Commission and other employees of Commission; classification of Executive Director; certain other employment of Executive Director allowed.

NRS 467.063           Authority to affiliate with other state or national boxing commission or athletic authority.

LICENSING AND CONTROL OF CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS OF UNARMED COMBAT

NRS 467.070           Jurisdiction of Commission.

NRS 467.080           License for contest or exhibition where admission fee received; application for license; fee; limited, restricted or conditional license; bond or deposit; Athletic Commission’s Agency Account; additional deposit; exceptions.

NRS 467.100           Licenses for contestant, promoter, manager, trainer, ring official and others; application for license; privileged statements; submission of fingerprints; withdrawal of application; uniform scale of fees; payment of costs of proceedings.

NRS 467.1003         Renewal of licenses for contestant, promoter, manager, trainer, ring official and others: Application to include information relating to state business license; denial of renewal for unpaid debt assigned to State Controller for collection. [Effective January 1, 2014.]

NRS 467.1005         Confidentiality of certain information concerning applicant for license; disclosure of information; procedure.

NRS 467.101           Payment of child support: Statement by applicant for license; grounds for denial of license; duty of Commission. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 467.1015         Suspension of license for failure to pay child support or comply with certain subpoenas or warrants; reinstatement of license. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 467.102           Application for license to include social security number of applicant. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 467.104           Contest or exhibition shown on closed-circuit telecast or motion picture for fee: Fee for license; report to Commission.

NRS 467.105           Permit for promoter to present program; limited, restricted or conditional permit; fees; exceptions.

NRS 467.107           Additional fees for license of promoter; exemption; regulations.

NRS 467.108           Additional fee for each ticket sold for admission to live professional contest of unarmed combat; use of money collected; application for grant; regulations.

NRS 467.109           Time for report to Commission and payment of additional fees by promoter.

NRS 467.110           Suspension, revocation and other disciplining of contestant and other participants; grounds for refusal to issue license.

NRS 467.113           Hearing by member of Commission; notice of disciplinary hearing; approval of adjudication and order by majority of Commission; distribution of written report.

NRS 467.115           Commission may issue subpoenas, administer oaths, appoint hearing examiners and pay certain expenses; penalty for making false oath before Commission.

NRS 467.117           Suspension of license or permit by member or Executive Director of Commission pending final determination by Commission; continuation of suspension by Commission; procedure.

NRS 467.120           Contract between contestant and licensee: Copy provided to contestant and Executive Director; impounding gate receipts.

NRS 467.125           Insurance for licensed contestants.

NRS 467.130           Advance against purse by promoter to licensee prohibited; permission of member of Commission for advance to contestant for necessary expenses.

NRS 467.135           Order to promoter to withhold part of purse or other money due certain contestants or manager or second; hearing; disposition of money.

NRS 467.136           Registration of sanctioning organization or television network; fees, costs and deposit; regulations.

NRS 467.137           Promoter and network to file copy of contracts for television rights; records of accounts and other documents; assessment of fee for license; confidentiality of contract.

NRS 467.140           Attendance of representative or member of Commission at weigh-ins, medical examinations, contests and exhibitions.

NRS 467.145           Promoter to control seating arrangements; member of Commission furnished ringside seat.

NRS 467.150           Length of boxing contests and rounds; rest between rounds.

NRS 467.155           Weighing-in of participants in boxing contests.

NRS 467.157           Revocation of license.

NRS 467.158           Penalties in lieu of or in addition to other disciplinary action; payment of costs of proceedings.

NRS 467.159           Reinstatement of revoked license: Payment of penalty prescribed by Commission; payment of costs of proceedings.

APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER; PENALTIES

NRS 467.170           Amateur contest or exhibition of school, college or university exempted from provisions of chapter.

NRS 467.173           Certain exhibitions of Oriental unarmed self-defense exempted from provisions of chapter.

NRS 467.180           Penalty.

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DEFINITIONS

      NRS 467.010  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 467.0102 to 467.0108, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      [Part 3:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.02] + [Part 4:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.03]—(NRS A 1960, 424; 1971, 1309; 1985, 518, 936; 2001, 993)

      NRS 467.0102  “Commission” defined.  “Commission” means the Nevada Athletic Commission.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 936)

      NRS 467.0103  “Contestant” defined.  “Contestant” means any person who engages in unarmed combat for remuneration.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 936)

      NRS 467.01037  “Manager” defined.

      1.  “Manager” means a person who:

      (a) Undertakes to represent the interests of another person, by contract, agreement or other arrangement, in procuring, arranging or conducting a professional contest or exhibition in which that person will participate as a contestant;

      (b) Directs or controls the activities of an unarmed combatant relating to the participation of the unarmed combatant in professional contests or exhibitions;

      (c) Receives or is entitled to receive at least 10 percent of the gross purse or gross income of any professional unarmed combatant for services relating to the participation of the unarmed combatant in a professional contest or exhibition; or

      (d) Receives compensation for services as an agent or representative of an unarmed combatant.

      2.  The term does not include an attorney who is licensed to practice law in this state if the attorney’s participation in any of the activities described in subsection 1 is limited solely to the legal representation of a client who is an unarmed combatant.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 992)

      NRS 467.0104  “Promoter” defined.  “Promoter” means any person who produces or stages any professional contest or exhibition of unarmed combat.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 936)

      NRS 467.0105  “Purse” defined.  “Purse” means the financial guarantee or any other remuneration for which contestants are participating in a contest or exhibition and includes the contestant’s share of any payment received for radio broadcasting, television or motion picture rights.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 936)

      NRS 467.0106  “Ring official” defined.  “Ring official” means any person who performs an official function during the progress of a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 936)

      NRS 467.01065  “Sanctioning organization” defined.  “Sanctioning organization” means an organization that sanctions professional contests of unarmed combat in this state.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 993)

      NRS 467.0107  “Unarmed combat” defined.  “Unarmed combat” means boxing or any form of competition in which a blow is usually struck which may reasonably be expected to inflict injury.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 936; A 2007, 2840)

      NRS 467.0108  “Unarmed combatant” defined.

      1.  “Unarmed combatant” means any person who engages in unarmed combat in a contest or exhibition, whether or not the person receives remuneration.

      2.  The term includes, without limitation:

      (a) A contestant; and

      (b) An amateur boxer who:

             (1) Is registered with United States Amateur Boxing, Inc., or any other amateur organization recognized by the Commission; and

             (2) Participates in an amateur boxing contest or exhibition in this state that is registered and sanctioned by United States Amateur Boxing, Inc., or Golden Gloves of America.

      3.  The term does not include a person who participates in a contest or exhibition that is exempt from the provisions of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 993)

NEVADA ATHLETIC COMMISSION

      NRS 467.020  Creation; number and appointment of members; quorum; prohibitions concerning contests and exhibitions.

      1.  The Nevada Athletic Commission, consisting of five members appointed by the Governor, is hereby created within the Department of Business and Industry.

      2.  Three members of the Commission constitute a quorum for the exercise of the authority conferred upon the Commission, and a concurrence of at least three of the members is necessary to render a choice or a decision by the Commission.

      3.  A member shall not at any time during his or her service as a member of the Commission promote or sponsor any contest or exhibition of unarmed combat, or combination of those events, or have any financial interest in the promotion or sponsorship of those contests or exhibitions.

      [Part 1:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905]—(NRS A 1960, 424; 1977, 1224; 1985, 937; 1993, 1636)

      NRS 467.030  Chair; seal; regulations; form of contracts.

      1.  The members of the Commission shall elect one of their number as Chair of the Commission.

      2.  The Commission may purchase and use a seal.

      3.  The Commission may adopt regulations for the administration of this chapter. The regulations must include:

      (a) Number and qualifications of ring officials required at any exhibition or contest.

      (b) Procedures for obtaining fingerprints pursuant to NRS 467.100 to investigate the criminal history of all ring officials and employees of the Commission and any other applicant the Commission wishes to investigate.

      (c) Powers, duties and compensation of ring officials.

      (d) Qualifications of licensees.

      4.  The Commission shall prepare all forms of contracts between sponsors, licensees, promoters and contestants.

      [2:40:1941; A 1943, 74; 1931 NCL § 905.01 and 1943 NCL § 905.05A]—(NRS A 1960, 425; 1979, 1381; 2003, 2855)

      NRS 467.040  Employment of Executive Director; deposit of money in State General Fund; exceptions.

      1.  The Commission may employ an Executive Director, who must not be a member of the Commission.

      2.  Except as provided in NRS 467.080 and 467.135, all money received by the Executive Director or the Commission pursuant to the provisions of this chapter must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the State General Fund.

      [11:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.10]—(NRS A 1960, 425; 1963, 140; 1979, 1381; 1983, 529; 1985, 719, 937)

      NRS 467.050  Inspectors: Appointment; duties; promotion or sponsoring of professional contest or exhibition prohibited.

      1.  For each county of the State the Commission may appoint one or more official representatives to be designated as inspectors, and may appoint one chief inspector in each county having a population of 100,000 or more. The chief inspectors shall supervise the work of all other inspectors appointed by the Commission. Each inspector must receive from the Commission a card authorizing the inspector to act as an inspector for the county designated. The inspector holds office as an inspector at the pleasure of the Commission.

      2.  An inspector shall not at any time during service as an inspector promote or sponsor any professional contest or exhibition of unarmed combat, or combination of those events.

      [Part 1:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905] + [6:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.05]—(NRS A 1960, 426; 1969, 1544; 1985, 937; 1993, 1449)

      NRS 467.055  Compensation of members of Commission and other employees of Commission; classification of Executive Director; certain other employment of Executive Director allowed.

      1.  Members of the Commission, if authorized by the Chair, are entitled to receive a salary of not more than $80, as fixed by the Commission, for each full-day meeting of the Commission.

      2.  While engaged in the business of the Commission, each member and employee of the Commission is, upon the authorization of the Chair, entitled to receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally.

      3.  The Executive Director of the Commission is in the unclassified service of the State. The Executive Director may pursue any other business or occupation not inconsistent or in conflict with his or her duties as Executive Director.

      4.  Each inspector for the Commission is entitled to receive for the performance of his or her duties a fee approved by the Commission.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 428; A 1963, 140; 1967, 1262, 1500; 1971, 1439; 1975, 298; 1981, 1282, 1984; 1985, 428, 938; 1989, 1716; 1993, 1450)

      NRS 467.063  Authority to affiliate with other state or national boxing commission or athletic authority.  The Commission shall have the authority to affiliate with any other state or national boxing commission or athletic authority.

      [9:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.08]

LICENSING AND CONTROL OF CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS OF UNARMED COMBAT

      NRS 467.070  Jurisdiction of Commission.

      1.  The Commission has and is vested with the sole direction, management, control and jurisdiction over all contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat to be conducted, held or given within the State of Nevada, and no contest or exhibition may be conducted, held or given within this state except in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  Any boxing or sparring contest conforming to the requirements of this chapter and to the regulations of the Commission shall be deemed to be a boxing contest and not a prize fight.

      3.  Any contest involving a form of Oriental unarmed self-defense must be conducted pursuant to rules for that form which are approved by the Commission before the contest is conducted, held or given.

      [Part 3:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.02] + [Part 4:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.03]—(NRS A 1985, 938)

      NRS 467.080  License for contest or exhibition where admission fee received; application for license; fee; limited, restricted or conditional license; bond or deposit; Athletic Commission’s Agency Account; additional deposit; exceptions.

      1.  The Commission may issue and revoke licenses to conduct, hold or give contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat where an admission fee is received in accordance with such terms and provisions as the Commission prescribes.

      2.  Any application for such a license must be in writing and correctly show and define the applicant. The application must be accompanied by an annual fee to be fixed by the Commission on a uniform scale.

      3.  The Commission may deny an application for such a license or grant a limited, restricted or conditional license for any cause deemed sufficient by the Commission.

      4.  Before any license is granted, the applicant must file a bond in an amount fixed by the Commission but not less than $10,000, executed by the applicant as principal, and by a corporation qualified under the laws of this state as surety, payable to the State of Nevada, and conditioned upon the faithful performance by the applicant of the provisions of this chapter. In lieu of a bond, the applicant may deposit with the Commission a like amount of lawful money of the United States or any other form of security authorized by NRS 100.065. If security is provided in the form of a savings certificate, certificate of deposit or investment certificate, the certificate must state that the amount is not available for withdrawal except upon order of the Commission. All money which the Commission receives pursuant to this subsection must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Athletic Commission’s Agency Account, which is hereby created in the State Agency Fund for Bonds.

      5.  If the Commission believes the requirement for a bond is inadequate, the Commission may require the promoter to make a deposit of money in an amount fixed by the Commission. The deposit must be made not less than 5 days before the contest or exhibition. It may be used to satisfy any obligation incurred by the promoter during the staging of the contest or exhibition upon order of the Commission. After satisfaction of all such obligations, the Commission shall release the remainder to the promoter.

      6.  The provisions of subsections 4 and 5 do not apply to amateur athletic clubs.

      [Part 3:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.02]—(NRS A 1960, 426; 1977, 234; 1983, 529; 1985, 719, 938; 1989, 1074; 1991, 1775; 1993, 1450; 2001, 993)

      NRS 467.100  Licenses for contestant, promoter, manager, trainer, ring official and others; application for license; privileged statements; submission of fingerprints; withdrawal of application; uniform scale of fees; payment of costs of proceedings.

      1.  All contestants, promoters, managers, seconds, trainers and ring officials must be licensed by the Commission. No person may participate, directly or indirectly, in any professional contest or exhibition of unarmed combat unless the person has first procured a license from the Commission.

      2.  The Commission may deny an application for a license or grant a limited, restricted or conditional license for any cause deemed sufficient by the Commission.

      3.  An application for a license constitutes a request for a determination of the applicant’s general suitability, character, integrity, and ability to participate or engage in, or be associated with contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat. The burden of proof is on the applicant to establish to the satisfaction of the Commission that the applicant is qualified to receive a license. By filing an application with the Commission, an applicant accepts the risk of adverse public notice, embarrassment, criticism, financial loss or other action with respect to the application, and expressly waives any claim for damages as a result thereof. Any written or oral statement that is made by any member of the Commission or any witness testifying under oath which is relevant to the application and investigation of the applicant is absolutely privileged and does not impose liability for defamation or constitute a ground for recovery in a civil action.

      4.  The Commission shall require:

      (a) Each ring official and employee of the Commission; and

      (b) Any other applicant the Commission wishes to investigate,

Ę to submit to the Commission with the application a complete set of his or her fingerprints which the Commission may forward to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its report.

      5.  After an application has been submitted to the Commission, the application may not be withdrawn unless the Commission consents to the withdrawal.

      6.  The Commission shall fix a uniform scale of license fees.

      7.  In addition to the license fees required by subsection 6, the Commission may require an applicant for a license to:

      (a) Pay the costs of the proceedings associated with the issuance of the license, including, without limitation, investigative costs and attorney’s fees; and

      (b) Deposit with the Commission such an amount of money as the Commission deems necessary to pay for those costs. If any amount required to be deposited pursuant to this paragraph exceeds the actual cost of the proceedings, including, without limitation, investigative costs and attorney’s fees, the Commission shall refund the excess amount to the applicant upon the completion of the proceedings.

      8.  It is a violation of this chapter for any person to participate, directly or indirectly, as stated in subsection 1, unless the person has been granted a license therefor.

      [Part 4:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.03]—(NRS A 1960, 427; 1985, 939; 1993, 1451; 1999, 77, 1234; 2003, 2855)

      NRS 467.1003  Renewal of licenses for contestant, promoter, manager, trainer, ring official and others: Application to include information relating to state business license; denial of renewal for unpaid debt assigned to State Controller for collection. [Effective January 1, 2014.]

      1.  In addition to any other requirements set forth in this chapter, an applicant for the renewal of a license issued pursuant to NRS 467.100 must indicate in the application submitted to the Commission whether the applicant has a state business license. If the applicant has a state business license, the applicant must include in the application the state business license number assigned by the Secretary of State upon compliance with the provisions of chapter 76 of NRS.

      2.  A license issued pursuant to NRS 467.100 may not be renewed by the Commission if:

      (a) The applicant fails to submit the information required by subsection 1; or

      (b) The State Controller has informed the Commission pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 353C.1965 that the applicant owes a debt to an agency that has been assigned to the State Controller for collection and the applicant has not:

             (1) Satisfied the debt;

             (2) Entered into an agreement for the payment of the debt pursuant to NRS 353C.130; or

             (3) Demonstrated that the debt is not valid.

      3.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Agency” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 353C.020.

      (b) “Debt” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 353C.040.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2735, effective January 1, 2014)

      NRS 467.1005  Confidentiality of certain information concerning applicant for license; disclosure of information; procedure.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the Commission shall keep confidential:

      (a) Any information that it receives concerning an applicant for the issuance of a license pursuant to this chapter which is declared confidential by law and that is provided to the Commission by another governmental entity or the Association of Boxing Commissions;

      (b) Any information contained in a medical record of such an applicant, if the information is not relevant to the Commission in determining whether to grant a license to the applicant;

      (c) Any information relating to the financial records of an applicant or licensee; and

      (d) Any information required to be disclosed to the Commission and kept confidential pursuant to federal law.

      2.  The Commission shall reveal the information set forth in subsection 1:

      (a) Upon the lawful order of a court of competent jurisdiction;

      (b) To any person upon the request of the person who is the subject of the information; and

      (c) In the course of the necessary administration of this chapter.

      3.  A person seeking an order of a court of competent jurisdiction for the disclosure of information described in subsection 1 must submit a motion in writing to the court requesting the information. At least 10 days before submitting the motion, the person must provide notice to the Commission, the Attorney General and all persons who may be affected by the disclosure of the information. The notice must:

      (a) Include, without limitation, a copy of the motion and all documents in support of the motion that are to be filed with the court; and

      (b) Be delivered in person or by certified mail to the last known address of each person to whom notice must be provided.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1233; A 2001, 994)

      NRS 467.101  Payment of child support: Statement by applicant for license; grounds for denial of license; duty of Commission. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

      1.  An applicant for the issuance or renewal of a license issued pursuant to NRS 467.100 shall submit to the Commission the statement prescribed by the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services of the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to NRS 425.520. The statement must be completed and signed by the applicant.

      2.  The Commission shall include the statement required pursuant to subsection 1 in:

      (a) The application or any other forms that must be submitted for the issuance or renewal of the license; or

      (b) A separate form prescribed by the Commission.

      3.  A license may not be issued or renewed by the Commission pursuant to NRS 467.100 if the applicant:

      (a) Fails to submit the statement required pursuant to subsection 1; or

      (b) Indicates on the statement submitted pursuant to subsection 1 that the applicant is subject to a court order for the support of a child and is not in compliance with the order or a plan approved by the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order for the repayment of the amount owed pursuant to the order.

      4.  If an applicant indicates on the statement submitted pursuant to subsection 1 that the applicant is subject to a court order for the support of a child and is not in compliance with the order or a plan approved by the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order for the repayment of the amount owed pursuant to the order, the Commission shall advise the applicant to contact the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order to determine the actions that the applicant may take to satisfy the arrearage.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2065)

      NRS 467.1015  Suspension of license for failure to pay child support or comply with certain subpoenas or warrants; reinstatement of license. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

      1.  If the Commission receives a copy of a court order issued pursuant to NRS 425.540 that provides for the suspension of all professional, occupational and recreational licenses, certificates and permits issued to a person who is the holder of a license issued pursuant to NRS 467.100, the Commission shall deem the license issued to that person to be suspended at the end of the 30th day after the date on which the court order was issued unless the Commission receives a letter issued to the holder of the license by the district attorney or other public agency pursuant to NRS 425.550 stating that the holder of the license has complied with the subpoena or warrant or has satisfied the arrearage pursuant to NRS 425.560.

      2.  The Commission shall reinstate a license issued pursuant to NRS 467.100 that has been suspended by a district court pursuant to NRS 425.540 if the Commission receives a letter issued by the district attorney or other public agency pursuant to NRS 425.550 to the person whose license was suspended stating that the person whose license was suspended has complied with the subpoena or warrant or has satisfied the arrearage pursuant to NRS 425.560.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2065)

      NRS 467.102  Application for license to include social security number of applicant. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]  An application for a license issued pursuant to NRS 467.100 must include the social security number of the applicant.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2066)

      NRS 467.104  Contest or exhibition shown on closed-circuit telecast or motion picture for fee: Fee for license; report to Commission.

      1.  Any person who charges and receives an admission fee for exhibiting any live contest or exhibition of unarmed combat on a closed-circuit telecast, or motion picture, shall, within 10 days after the event, furnish to the Commission a verified written report on a form which is supplied by the Commission, showing the number of tickets sold and issued or sold or issued, and the gross receipts therefor without any deductions.

      2.  That person shall also, not later than 20 days after the exhibition, pay to the Commission a license fee, exclusive of federal taxes thereon, of 4 cents for each $1 or fraction thereof received for admission at the exhibition. The license fee applies uniformly at the same rate to all persons subject to it. The license fee must be based on the face value of all tickets sold and complimentary tickets issued.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 1309; A 1973, 1259; 1983, 530; 1985, 939; 2005, 179)

      NRS 467.105  Permit for promoter to present program; limited, restricted or conditional permit; fees; exceptions.

      1.  Every promoter, in order to present a program of contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat, must obtain a permit from the Commission for each program.

      2.  The Commission may deny an application for such a permit or grant a limited, restricted or conditional permit for any cause deemed sufficient by the Commission.

      3.  The Commission shall charge and collect the following fees for a permit to present a program of contests or exhibitions:

 

Permit for a promoter who has no place of business in this state............... $100

Permit for a promoter who has a place of business in this state.................... 100

 

The provisions of this subsection do not apply to the presentation of a program of amateur contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 429; A 1973, 1260; 1985, 940; 1993, 1451; 2001, 995)

      NRS 467.107  Additional fees for license of promoter; exemption; regulations.

      1.  In addition to the payment of any other fees and money due under this chapter, every promoter, except as provided in subsection 2, shall pay a license fee of:

      (a) Six percent of the total gross receipts from admission fees to the live contest or exhibition of unarmed combat, exclusive of any federal tax or tax imposed by any political subdivision of this state; and

      (b) Three percent of the first $1,000,000, and 1 percent of the next $2,000,000, of the total gross receipts from the sale, lease or other exploitation of broadcasting, television and motion picture rights for that contest or exhibition,

Ę without any deductions for commissions, brokerage fees, distribution fees, advertising, contestants’ purses or any other expenses or charges.

      2.  A corporation organized pursuant to NRS 81.550 to 81.660, inclusive, which promotes an amateur contest or exhibition of unarmed combat whose net proceeds are to be spent entirely in this state, for the purposes for which the corporation is organized, is exempt from the fees payable under this section. The corporation must retain the services of a promoter licensed pursuant to this chapter.

      3.  The Commission shall adopt regulations:

      (a) Requiring that the number and face value of all complimentary tickets be reported.

      (b) Governing the treatment of complimentary tickets for the purposes of computing gross receipts from admission fees under paragraph (a) of subsection 1.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 429; A 1961, 452; 1967, 1262; 1971, 1310; 1973, 1260; 1979, 1382; 1981, 1651; 1985, 940; 2010, 26th Special Session, 91)

      NRS 467.108  Additional fee for each ticket sold for admission to live professional contest of unarmed combat; use of money collected; application for grant; regulations.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, in addition to the payment of any other fees or taxes required by this chapter, a promoter shall pay to the Commission a fee of $1.00 for each ticket sold for admission to a live professional contest of unarmed combat which is held in this State.

      2.  In lieu of the fee imposed pursuant to subsection 1, the Executive Director of the Commission may require a promoter to pay to the Commission a fee of $0.50 for each ticket sold for admission to a live professional contest of unarmed combat which is held in this State if the gross receipts from admission fees to the contest of unarmed combat are less than $500,000.

      3.  The money collected pursuant to subsections 1 and 2 must be used by the Commission:

      (a) To award grants to organizations which promote amateur contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat in this State;

      (b) To perform random drug testing of amateur and professional unarmed combatants at any time, including, without limitation, during any period of training; or

      (c) For any combination of the purposes described in paragraphs (a) and (b).

      4.  The Commission shall adopt by regulation:

      (a) The manner in which the fees required by subsections 1 and 2 must be paid.

      (b) The manner in which applications for grants may be submitted to the Commission.

      (c) The standards to be used to award grants to organizations which promote amateur contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat in this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2197; A 1997, 466; 2007, 2840; 2011, 2525)

      NRS 467.109  Time for report to Commission and payment of additional fees by promoter.

      1.  Every promoter shall, within 10 days after the completion of any contest, match or exhibition for which an admission fee is charged and received, furnish to the Commission a verified written report showing:

      (a) The number of tickets sold and issued or sold or issued for the contest, match or exhibition;

      (b) The amount of the:

             (1) Gross receipts from admission fees; and

             (2) Gross receipts derived from the sale, lease or other exploitation of broadcasting, motion picture and television rights of such contest, match or exhibition,

Ę without any deductions for commissions, brokerage fees, distribution fees, advertising, contestants’ purses or any other expenses or charges; and

      (c) Such other matters as the Commission may prescribe.

      2.  The promoter shall, not later than 20 days after the contest, match or exhibition, pay to the Commission the license fee described in NRS 467.107.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 429; A 1971, 1310; 1979, 1383; 1983, 530; 2005, 180)

      NRS 467.110  Suspension, revocation and other disciplining of contestant and other participants; grounds for refusal to issue license.

      1.  The Commission may suspend or revoke the license of, otherwise discipline, or take any combination of such actions against any contestant, promoter, ring official or other participant who, in the judgment of the Commission:

      (a) Enters into a contract for a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat in bad faith;

      (b) Participates in any sham or fake contest or exhibition of unarmed combat;

      (c) Participates in a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat pursuant to a collusive understanding or agreement in which the contestant competes in or terminates the contest or exhibition in a manner that is not based upon honest competition or the honest exhibition of the skill of the contestant;

      (d) Is guilty of a failure to give his or her best efforts, a failure to compete honestly or a failure to give an honest exhibition of his or her skills in a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat;

      (e) Is guilty of an act or conduct that is detrimental to a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat, including, but not limited to, any foul or unsportsmanlike conduct in connection with a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat; or

      (f) Fails to comply with any limitation, restriction or condition placed on his or her license.

      2.  The Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant who has committed any of the acts described in subsection 1.

      [5:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.04]—(NRS A 1985, 941; 1993, 1451; 1997, 1345; 1999, 1235)

      NRS 467.113  Hearing by member of Commission; notice of disciplinary hearing; approval of adjudication and order by majority of Commission; distribution of written report.

      1.  Any member of the Commission may conduct hearings.

      2.  All disciplinary hearings conducted under the provisions of this chapter must be preceded by a written notice to be served upon the accused at least 10 days before the hearing.

      3.  Before any adjudication is rendered, a majority of the members of the Commission shall examine the record and approve the adjudication and order.

      4.  The Commission shall file a written report of its findings, adjudication and order in the record of the proceedings and send a copy to the accused.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 430; A 1977, 75; 2001, 995)

      NRS 467.115  Commission may issue subpoenas, administer oaths, appoint hearing examiners and pay certain expenses; penalty for making false oath before Commission.

      1.  The Commission, or a quorum of three members thereof, may:

      (a) Issue subpoenas to require the attendance and testimony of a licensee or other person whom the Commission believes to have information of importance to the Commission;

      (b) Issue subpoenas duces tecum to require the production of books and papers by a licensee or other person whom the Commission believes to have books or papers of importance to the Commission;

      (c) Administer oaths and require testimony under oath;

      (d) Appoint hearing examiners who may administer oaths and receive evidence and testimony under oath; and

      (e) Pay such transportation and other expenses of witnesses as it may deem reasonable and proper.

      2.  Service of process or notice required pursuant to this section must be served in the manner provided for service of process and notices in civil actions.

      3.  A person making false oath in a matter before the Commission or a hearing examiner is guilty of perjury which is a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 430; A 1999, 1235; 2001, 995)

      NRS 467.117  Suspension of license or permit by member or Executive Director of Commission pending final determination by Commission; continuation of suspension by Commission; procedure.

      1.  Each member of the Commission or the Executive Director of the Commission may, upon his or her own motion or upon the verified written charge of any person charging a licensee or the holder of a permit with violating any provision of this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto, suspend for a period not exceeding 10 days any license or permit until final determination by the Commission if, in his or her opinion, the action is necessary to protect the public welfare and the best interests of the sports regulated pursuant to this chapter.

      2.  If a license or permit is suspended pursuant to subsection 1, the Commission may, upon written notice to the licensee or holder of the permit and after a hearing, continue the suspension until it makes a final determination of any disciplinary action to be taken against the licensee or holder of the permit.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 430; A 1985, 941; 2001, 996)

      NRS 467.120  Contract between contestant and licensee: Copy provided to contestant and Executive Director; impounding gate receipts.

      1.  Every contestant competing under the terms of this chapter or regulation of the Commission is entitled to receive a copy of a written contract or agreement approved as to form by the Commission binding the licensee to pay the contestant a certain fixed fee or percentage of the gate receipts.

      2.  One copy of the agreement must be filed with the Executive Director of the Commission and one copy must be retained by the licensee or sponsor of the contest.

      3.  The inspector or member of the Commission in attendance at the contest shall determine whether such an agreement has been delivered to each contestant and may require that a sufficient amount of the gate receipts be impounded to pay the contestants according to those agreements.

      [6 1/2:40:1943; added 1943, 74; 1943 NCL § 905.05B]—(NRS A 1960, 427; 1963, 141; 1985, 941)

      NRS 467.125  Insurance for licensed contestants.  The Commission may, by regulation, require insurance coverage for each licensed contestant to provide for medical, surgical and hospital care for injuries sustained while engaged in contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat, in an amount of $50,000 or more payable to the physician or hospital which treated the contestant for the contestant’s injuries or, if the contestant has paid for that care, directly to the contestant or the contestant’s beneficiary.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 429; A 1967, 1262; 1983, 1383; 1985, 941; 1993, 1451)

      NRS 467.130  Advance against purse by promoter to licensee prohibited; permission of member of Commission for advance to contestant for necessary expenses.  No promoter may pay or give any money to a licensee before any contest or exhibition of unarmed combat as an advance against a contestant’s purse or for a similar purpose, except that the promoter may, with the prior written permission of a member of the Commission, pay or advance to a contestant necessary expenses for transportation and maintenance in preparation for a contest or exhibition.

      [10:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.09]—(NRS A 1960, 427; 1967, 1263; 1985, 942)

      NRS 467.135  Order to promoter to withhold part of purse or other money due certain contestants or manager or second; hearing; disposition of money.

      1.  The Commission, its Executive Director or any other employee authorized by the Commission may order the promoter to withhold any part of a purse or other money belonging or payable to any contestant, manager or second if, in the judgment of the Commission, Executive Director or other employee:

      (a) The contestant is not competing honestly or to the best of the contestant’s skill and ability or the contestant otherwise violates any regulations adopted by the Commission or any of the provisions of this chapter, including, but not limited to, the provisions of subsection 1 of NRS 467.110; or

      (b) The manager or seconds violate any regulations adopted by the Commission or any of the provisions of this chapter, including, but not limited to, the provisions of subsection 1 of NRS 467.110.

      2.  Upon the withholding of any part of a purse or other money pursuant to this section, the Commission shall immediately schedule a hearing on the matter, provide adequate notice to all interested parties and dispose of the matter as promptly as possible.

      3.  If it is determined that a contestant, manager or second is not entitled to any part of his or her share of the purse or other money, the promoter shall pay the money over to the Commission. Subject to the provisions of subsection 4, the money must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the State General Fund.

      4.  Money turned over to the Commission pending final action in any matter must be credited to the Athletic Commission’s Agency Account and must remain in that Account until the Commission orders its disposition in accordance with the final action taken.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1263; A 1979, 1383; 1983, 530; 1985, 719, 942; 1991, 1776; 1997, 1346; 2007, 2841)

      NRS 467.136  Registration of sanctioning organization or television network; fees, costs and deposit; regulations.

      1.  The Commission may require a sanctioning organization or a broadcasting network for television that televises professional contests of unarmed combat in this State to register with the Commission before it participates, directly or indirectly, in any professional contest or exhibition of unarmed combat.

      2.  If such registration is required, the Commission shall adopt regulations that prescribe, without limitation, the requirements for registration and any fees for registration.

      3.  The Commission may require a sanctioning organization or broadcasting network that applies for registration to:

      (a) Pay the costs of the proceedings relating to the issuance of the registration, including, without limitation, investigative costs and attorney’s fees; and

      (b) Deposit with the Commission such an amount of money as the Commission deems necessary to pay for those costs. If any amount required to be deposited pursuant to this paragraph exceeds the actual cost of the proceedings, including, without limitation, investigative costs and attorney’s fees, the Commission shall refund the excess amount to the sanctioning organization or broadcasting network upon the completion of the proceedings.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 993)

      NRS 467.137  Promoter and network to file copy of contracts for television rights; records of accounts and other documents; assessment of fee for license; confidentiality of contract.

      1.  A promoter and a broadcasting network for television shall each, at least 72 hours before a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat, or combination of those events is to be held, file with the Commission’s Executive Director a copy of all contracts entered into for the sale, lease or other exploitation of television rights for the contest or exhibition.

      2.  The promoter shall keep detailed records of the accounts and other documents related to the promoter’s receipts from the sale, lease or other exploitation on the television rights for a contest or exhibition. The Commission, at any time, may inspect these accounts and documents to determine the amount of the total gross receipts received by the promoter from the television rights.

      3.  If a promoter or a network fails to comply with the requirements of this section, the Commission may determine the amount of the total gross receipts from the sale, lease or other exploitation of television rights for the contest or exhibition and assess the appropriate license fee pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 467.107.

      4.  Each contract filed with the Commission pursuant to this section is confidential and is not a public record.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 927; A 1985, 942)

      NRS 467.140  Attendance of representative or member of Commission at weigh-ins, medical examinations, contests and exhibitions.  The Executive Director of the Commission, a chief inspector or a member of the staff of the Commission must be present at all weigh-ins, medical examinations, contests, exhibitions or matches, and shall ensure that the rules are strictly enforced.

      [Part 6:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.05] + [8:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.07]—(NRS A 1960, 428; 1993, 1452)

      NRS 467.145  Promoter to control seating arrangements; member of Commission furnished ringside seat.  Each promoter of a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat has charge of all seating arrangements but shall furnish to each member of the Commission who is present one ringside seat.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 429; A 1985, 943)

      NRS 467.150  Length of boxing contests and rounds; rest between rounds.  No boxing contest, sparring match or exhibition may be more than 12 rounds in length. Rounds must be not more than 3 minutes. There must be a rest period of 60 seconds between successive rounds.

      [7:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.06]—(NRS A 1960, 428; 1983, 613, 614; 1993, 1452)

      NRS 467.155  Weighing-in of participants in boxing contests.  Every participant in a boxing contest shall be present and weighed in no later than 12 m. on the day of the contest.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 431)

      NRS 467.157  Revocation of license.  Any license issued under this chapter may be revoked for cause deemed sufficient by the Commission upon a hearing as provided for in NRS 467.113.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1264)

      NRS 467.158  Penalties in lieu of or in addition to other disciplinary action; payment of costs of proceedings.

      1.  If disciplinary action is taken against a person pursuant to this chapter and the disciplinary action does not relate to a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat as provided in subsection 2, the Commission may, in lieu of revoking a license, prescribe a penalty not to exceed $250,000.

      2.  If disciplinary action is taken against a person pursuant to this chapter, including, but not limited to, a hearing for the revocation of a license, and the disciplinary action relates to:

      (a) The preparation for a contest or an exhibition of unarmed combat;

      (b) The occurrence of a contest or an exhibition of unarmed combat; or

      (c) Any other action taken in conjunction with a contest or an exhibition of unarmed combat,

Ę the Commission may prescribe a penalty pursuant to subsection 3.

      3.  A penalty prescribed by the Commission pursuant to subsection 2:

      (a) Must not exceed $250,000 or 100 percent of the share of the purse to which the holder of the license is entitled for the contest or exhibition, whichever amount is greater; and

      (b) May be imposed in addition to or in lieu of any other disciplinary action that is taken against the person by the Commission.

      4.  If disciplinary action is taken against a person pursuant to this chapter, the Commission may require the person against whom such action is taken to pay the costs of the proceeding, including investigative costs and attorney’s fees.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1264; A 1979, 1383; 1991, 1141; 1993, 1452; 1997, 1346; 1999, 77)

      NRS 467.159  Reinstatement of revoked license: Payment of penalty prescribed by Commission; payment of costs of proceedings.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 467.158, upon receipt of an application and the payment of a penalty prescribed by the Commission, not to exceed $250,000, the Commission may reinstate a revoked license.

      2.  In addition to the penalty required by subsection 1, the Commission may require the applicant to:

      (a) Pay the costs of the proceedings associated with the reinstatement of the license, including investigative costs and attorney’s fees; and

      (b) Deposit with the Commission such an amount of money as the Commission deems necessary to pay for those costs. If any amount required to be deposited pursuant to this paragraph exceeds the actual cost of the proceedings, including investigative costs and attorney’s fees, the Commission shall refund the excess amount to the applicant upon the completion of the proceedings.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 77)

APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER; PENALTIES

      NRS 467.170  Amateur contest or exhibition of school, college or university exempted from provisions of chapter.  The provisions of this chapter do not apply to any amateur contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat or any combination thereof conducted by or participated in exclusively by any school, college or university or by any association or organization of a school, college or university, when each participant in the contests or exhibitions is a bona fide student in the school, college or university.

      [15:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.14]—(NRS A 1985, 943)

      NRS 467.173  Certain exhibitions of Oriental unarmed self-defense exempted from provisions of chapter.  The provisions of this chapter do not apply to exhibitions of Oriental unarmed self-defense in which no dangerous blow is intended to be struck.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 936)

      NRS 467.180  Penalty.  Any person who shall, directly or indirectly, violate any of the provisions of this chapter, or the rules or regulations of the Commission, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

      [12:40:1941; 1931 NCL § 905.11]—(NRS A 1960, 428)