3773.54 Report of ticket sales and gross proceeds.

No person who conducts a public boxing match or exhibition to which sections 3773.31 to 3773.57 of the Revised Code apply shall fail to mail to the Ohio athletic commission a written report that shows the number of tickets sold for the match or exhibition and the amount of gross proceeds within twenty-four hours after the determination of the outcome of the match or exhibition. The person shall pay to the commission a tax of five per cent of the gross proceeds from the sale of tickets to the match or exhibition. The commission shall adopt rules concerning the time of payment of such taxes. Such taxes shall be levied for the purpose of providing revenue with which the state may regulate boxing, kick boxing, karate, tough man contests or tough guy contests, wrestling, and any other form of boxing or martial arts.

The commission, before granting a promoter's license under section 3773.36 of the Revised Code to any person other than a promoter of professional wrestling, shall obtain from the applicant a bond in the sum of not less than one thousand dollars, to be approved in form and sufficiency of its sureties by the treasurer of state. The bond shall be payable to the treasurer of state and shall be conditioned for the payment of the tax imposed by this section. Upon the filing and approval of the bond, the treasurer of state shall issue to the applicant two copies of a certificate verifying the filing and approval. The applicant shall file one copy in the office of the commission with the license application. No license shall be issued until the certificate is filed.

Effective Date: 09-03-1996