3773.32 License requirements,.

No person shall promote, sponsor, or conduct a public boxing match or exhibition unless such person is licensed under section 3773.36 of the Revised Code, secures a permit to conduct the match or exhibition under section 3773.38 of the Revised Code, and otherwise complies with sections 3773.31 to 3773.57 of the Revised Code.

No person shall promote or conduct a professional wrestling match or exhibition unless such person is licensed under section 3773.36 of the Revised Code, secures a permit to conduct the match or exhibition under section 3773.38 of the Revised Code, and otherwise complies with applicable provisions of sections 3773.31 to 3773.57 of the Revised Code.

No person shall participate in a public boxing match or exhibition as a referee, judge, matchmaker, timekeeper, or contestant, or as a manager, trainer, or second of a contestant, unless such person is licensed under section 3773.41 of the Revised Code and otherwise complies with sections 3773.31 to 3773.57 of the Revised Code.

Sections 3773.31 to 3773.57 of the Revised Code do not apply to any boxing, karate, or wrestling match or exhibition conducted as part of an interscholastic or intercollegiate athletic program, or as part of an amateur athletic program sponsored by or under the supervision of the national amateur athletic union or the American olympic association in which all contestants are amateur boxers, amateur participants in a karate match or exhibition, or amateur wrestlers ; to any boxing, karate, or wrestling match or exhibition conducted under the supervision or control of the Ohio national guard, the state militia, or reserve officers' associations in which all contestants are members of the guard, militia, or officers' association; or to any amateur boxing, kick boxing, karate, or wrestling event or exhibition conducted under the supervision of the fraternal order of police of Ohio, the Ohio association of professional firefighters, or the northern Ohio fire fighters, the proceeds of which benefit a charitable organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under subsection 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or a charitable organization that the fraternal order of police of Ohio, the Ohio association of professional firefighters, or the northern Ohio fire fighters supported before the effective date of this amendment.

Cite as R.C. § 3773.32

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.101, HB 152, §1, eff. 8/6/2012.

Effective Date: 09-03-1996