(A) The Ohio athletic commission shall adopt and may amend or rescind rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, prescribing the conditions under which prize fights and public boxing or wrestling matches or exhibitions may be conducted, classifying professional boxers by weight, and providing for the administration of sections 3773.31 to 3773.57 of the Revised Code. The rules may require that an applicant for a contestant's license to participate in a public boxing match or exhibition take an HIV test, as defined in section 3701.24 of the Revised Code, before being issued the contestant's license and may require that a licensed contestant take such an HIV test before participating in a public boxing match or exhibition. The commission, or the commission's executive director when authorized by the commission, may issue, deny, suspend, or revoke permits to hold prize fights and public boxing or wrestling matches or exhibitions. The commission may issue, deny, suspend, or revoke licenses to persons engaged in any public boxing match or exhibition as authorized by sections 3773.31 to 3773.57 of the Revised Code.
(B) In addition to the duties set forth in this chapter, the Ohio athletic commission shall take action as necessary to carry out the provisions of Chapter 4771. of the Revised Code governing athlete agents.
(C) On or before the thirty-first day of December of each year, the commission shall make a report to the governor of its proceedings for the year ending on the first day of December of that calendar year, and may include in the report any recommendations pertaining to its duties.
Effective Date: 03-22-2001; 09-29-2005 .