(A) The commission shall assign inspectors to attend each boxing, kick boxing, mixed martial arts, karate, tough man contests or tough person contests, or any other form of boxing or martial arts held under a permit issued under rules bearing agency level 3773 of the Administrative Code. One inspector an assistant inspector and two ringside inspectors may be assigned to any one facility for any one event. A second assistant inspector may be assigned when deemed necessary. Any member of the commission may be assigned as an inspector and shall be paid as provided in rules bearing agency level 3773 of the Administrative Code. The compensation for the inspector(s) attending the event and their actual and necessary travel expense shall be paid by the promoter of the event.
(B) The inspector shall obtain box office statements or a ticket manifest, invoices from the printer from the promoter conducting the event and submit them it to the executive director. The inspector shall have complete access to any books, records, and papers pertaining to the event.
(C) The inspector or commission representative assigned as an inspector may order a prize, remuneration, purse, or any part withheld from a contestant if they believe the contestant did not compete to the best of their ability or the contestant has failed any initial drug test administered by the commission representative. The inspector shall file this report with the executive director who will notify the commission at the next regularly scheduled meeting. The commission shall hold a hearing under Chapter 119.03 of the Revised Code and issue a final order within thirty days of the hearing. The contestant shall be notified of these results by registered mail. Any prize, remuneration, purse, or part that the contestant otherwise would have received shall be paid to the commission and shall become the property of the state. The contestant must file any appeal within fifteen days of the date the notification letter was sent.
(D) If the commission finds that a contestant did not compete to the best of their ability it may revoke the contestant's license.
Prior History: (Effective:
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/02/2009 and 04/07/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3773.34
Rule Amplifies: 3773.52
Prior Effective Dates: 08/19/84, 1/19/06 )