3773.42 Official's and contestant's licenses.

Upon the proper filing of an application for a referee's, judge's, matchmaker's, timekeeper's, manager's, trainer's, contestant's, or second's license and payment of the applicable application fee, the Ohio athletic commission shall issue the license to the applicant if it determines that the applicant is of good moral character, is not likely to engage in acts detrimental to the fair and honest conduct of public boxing matches or exhibitions, and is qualified to hold such a license by reason of the applicant's knowledge and experience.

A person shall not be determined to possess the knowledge and experience necessary to qualify that person to hold a referee's license unless all of the following conditions are met:

(A) The person has completed such referee training requirements as the commission prescribes by rule;

(B) The person possesses such experience requirements as the commission prescribes by rule;

(C) The person has obtained a passing grade on an examination administered by the commission and designed to test the examinee's knowledge of the rules of the particular sport that the person seeks to referee, the commission's rules applicable to the conduct of matches and exhibitions in the particular sport that the person seeks to referee, and such other aspects of officiating as the commission determines appropriate to its determination as to whether the applicant possesses the qualifications and capabilities to act as a referee.

The commission shall issue a referee's license to each person who meets the requirements of divisions (A) to (C) of this section.

If upon the proper filing of an application for a contestant's license the commission determines that the applicant is of good moral character, is not likely to engage in acts detrimental to the conduct of public boxing matches or exhibitions, and possesses sufficient knowledge and experience and, in the opinion of the licensed physician, physician assistant, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse practitioner, or certified nurse-midwife who examined the applicant pursuant to section 3773.41 of the Revised Code, is physically fit to engage in public boxing matches or exhibitions, the commission shall issue the license to the applicant.

Each license issued pursuant to this section shall bear the correct name and ring or assumed name, if any, of the licensee, the address of the licensee, the date of issue, a serial number designated by the commission, the seal of the commission, and the signature of the commission chairperson.

A license issued pursuant to this section shall expire twelve months after its date of issue unless renewed. Upon application for renewal and payment of the renewal fee prescribed in section 3773.43 of the Revised Code, the commission shall renew the license unless it denies the application for one or more reasons stated in section 3123.47 or 3773.53 of the Revised Code. If the application is for renewal of a contestant's license, the commission shall also require the applicant to submit the results of a physical examination that a licensed physician, physician assistant, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse practitioner, or certified nurse-midwife conducted not more than sixty days prior to the date of the application.

Effective Date: 03-31-2003