Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 317
Boxing and Wrestling
Section 317.006

August 28, 2014


Director to supervise professional boxing, sparring, wrestling and karate contests--powers--duties--fees, how set--telecasts--athletic fund.

317.006. 1. The division shall have general charge and supervision of all professional boxing, sparring, professional wrestling, professional kickboxing and professional full-contact karate contests held in the state of Missouri, and it shall have the power, and it shall be its duty:

(1) To make and publish rules governing in every particular professional boxing, sparring, professional wrestling, professional kickboxing and professional full-contact karate contests;

(2) To make and publish rules governing the approval of amateur sanctioning bodies;

(3) To accept applications for and issue licenses to contestants in professional boxing, sparring, professional wrestling, professional kickboxing and professional full-contact karate contests held in the state of Missouri, and referees, judges, matchmakers, managers, promoters, seconds, announcers, timekeepers and physicians involved in professional boxing, sparring, professional wrestling, professional kickboxing and professional full-contact karate contests held in the state of Missouri, as authorized herein. Such licenses shall be issued in accordance with rules duly adopted by the division;

(4) To charge fees to be determined by the director and established by rule for every license issued and to assess a tax of five percent of the gross receipts of any person, organization, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or association holding a promoter's license and permit under sections 317.001 to 317.021, derived from admission charges connected with or as an incident to the holding of any professional boxing, sparring, professional wrestling, professional kickboxing or professional full-contact karate contest in the state of Missouri. Such funds shall be paid to the division of professional registration which shall pay said funds into the Missouri state treasury to be set apart into a fund to be known as the "Athletic Fund" which is hereby established;

(5) To assess a tax of five percent of the gross receipts of any person, organization, corporation, partnership, limited liability company or association holding a promoter's license under sections 317.001 to 317.021 derived from the sale, lease or other exploitation in this state of broadcasting, television, pay-per-view, closed-circuit telecast, and motion picture rights for any professional boxing, sparring, professional wrestling, professional kickboxing or professional full-contact karate contest. Such funds shall be paid to the division which shall pay said funds into the Missouri state treasury to be set apart into a fund to be known as the "Athletic Fund";

(6) Each cable television system operator whose pay-per-view or closed-circuit facilities are utilized to telecast a bout or contest shall, within thirty calendar days following the date of the telecast, file a report with the office stating the number of orders sold and the price per order.

2. All fees established pursuant to sections 317.001 to 317.021 shall be determined by the director by rule in such amount as to produce sufficient revenue to fund the necessary expenses and operating costs incurred in the administration of the provisions of sections 317.001 to 317.021. All expenses shall be paid as otherwise provided by law.

(L. 1983 H.B. 635 ยงยง 2, 4, A.L. 1996 S.B. 524, A.L. 2007 H.B. 780 merged with S.B. 308)

Effective 7-01-08


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