341.30 LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS.
Subdivision 1. Licensure; individuals.
All referees, judges, matchmakers, promoters,
trainers, ring announcers, timekeepers, ringside physicians, boxers, boxers' managers, and boxers'
seconds are required to be licensed by the commission. The commission shall not permit any of
these persons to participate in the holding or conduct of any boxing contest unless the commission
has first issued the person a license.
Subd. 2. Entity licensure.
Before participating in the holding or conduct of any boxing
contest, a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other business entity organized
and existing under law, its officers and directors, and any person holding 25 percent or more of the
ownership of the corporation shall obtain a license from the commission and must be authorized
to do business under the laws of this state.
Subd. 3. Background investigation.
The commission may require referees, judges,
matchmakers, promoters, and boxers to furnish fingerprints and background information under
commission rules before licensure. The commission shall charge a fee for receiving fingerprints
and background information in an amount determined by the commission. The commission
may require referees, judges, matchmakers, promoters, and boxers to furnish fingerprints and
background information before license renewal. The fee may include a reasonable charge for
expenses incurred by the commission or the Department of Public Safety. For this purpose, the
commission and the Department of Public Safety may enter into an interagency agreement.
Subd. 4. Prelicensure requirements.
(a) Before the commission issues a license to a
promoter, matchmaker, corporation, or other business entity, the applicant shall:
(1) provide the commission with a copy of any agreement between a contestant and the
applicant that binds the applicant to pay the contestant a certain fixed fee or percentage of the
(2) show on the application the owner or owners of the applicant entity and the percentage of
interest held by each owner holding a 25 percent or more interest in the applicant;
(3) provide the commission with a copy of the latest financial statement of the entity; and
(4) provide the commission with a copy or other proof acceptable to the commission of the
insurance contract or policy required by this chapter.
(b) Before the commission issues a license to a promoter, the applicant shall deposit with
the commission a cash bond or surety bond in an amount set by the commission. The bond shall
be executed in favor of this state and shall be conditioned on the faithful performance by the
promoter of the promoter's obligations under this chapter and the rules adopted under it.
(c) Before the commission issues a license to a boxer, the applicant shall submit to the
commission the results of a current medical examination on forms furnished or approved by
the commission. The medical examination must include an ophthalmological and neurological
examination. The ophthalmological examination must be designed to detect any retinal defects
or other damage or condition of the eye that could be aggravated by boxing. The neurological
examination must include an electroencephalogram or medically superior test if the boxer has
been knocked unconscious in a previous boxing or other athletic competition. The commission
may also order an electroencephalogram or other appropriate neurological or physical
examination before any contest, match, or exhibition if it determines that the examination is
desirable to protect the health of the boxer.
History: 2006 c 282 art 11 s 22