The terms used in this chapter have the meanings given to them in this part.
"Amateur" means an individual who participates in a mixed martial arts contest as a pastime rather than a profession and who is not receiving or competing for and has never received or competed for any purse or other article or thing that exceeds $50 in value for participating in a contest.
"Combatant" means an individual who employs the act of attack and defense as a mixed martial artist while engaged in an amateur or professional mixed martial arts contest.
"Commission" means the Minnesota Combative Sports Commission.
"Combative sports contest" means a professional or amateur mixed martial arts bout, competition, match, or exhibition.
"Individual" means a living human being.
"Inspector" means an individual appointed by the commission, or a member of the commission, with specific duties and authority as set forth in this chapter. If an inspector is not a member of the commission, the inspector must be a referee licensed pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 341.30.
"Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, organization, or other business entity organized and existing under law, its officers and directors, or any person holding 25 percent or more of the ownership of the corporation that is authorized to do business under the laws of this state.
"Professional" means a licensed mixed martial arts combatant who competes for any money prize or a prize that exceeds the value of $50 or teaches, pursues, or assists in the practice of mixed martial arts as a means of obtaining a livelihood or pecuniary gain.
MS s 341.25
September 10, 2009
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