Note: see session law sections for effective dates.
(a) The fee schedule for professional and amateur licenses issued by the commissioner is as follows:
(1) referees, $80;
(2) promoters, $700;
(3) judges and knockdown judges, $80;
(4) trainers and seconds, $80;
(5) ring announcers, $80;
(6) timekeepers, $80;
(7) professional combatants, $70;
(8) amateur combatants, $50;
(9) managers, $80; and
(10) ringside physicians, $80.
License fees for promoters are due at least six weeks prior to the combative sport contest. All other license fees shall be paid no later than the weigh-in prior to the contest. No license may be issued until all prelicensure requirements are satisfied and fees are paid.
(b) The commissioner shall establish a contest fee for each combative sport contest and shall consider the size and type of venue when establishing a contest fee. The combative sport contest fee is $1,500 per event or not more than four percent of the gross ticket sales, whichever is greater, as determined by the commissioner when the combative sport contest is scheduled.
(c) A professional or amateur combative sport contest fee is nonrefundable and shall be paid as follows:
(1) $500 at the time the combative sport contest is scheduled; and
(2) $1,000 at the weigh-in prior to the contest.
If four percent of the gross ticket sales is greater than $1,500, the balance is due to the commissioner within seven days of the completed contest.
(d) The commissioner may establish the maximum number of complimentary tickets allowed for each event by rule.
(e) All fees and penalties collected by the commissioner must be deposited in the commissioner account in the special revenue fund.