The Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch of the Department of Public Safety shall regulate live boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts matches, whether professional, amateur, or sanctioned amateur, or toughman events, in which admission is charged for viewing, or the contestants compete for a purse or prize of value greater than twenty-five dollars ($25.00). The Branch shall have the exclusive authority to approve and issue rules for the regulation of the conduct, promotion, and performances of live boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts matches and exhibitions, whether professional, amateur, or sanctioned amateur, and toughman events in this State. The rules shall be issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 150B of the General Statutes and may include, without limitation, the following subjects:

(1)        Requirements for issuance of licenses and permits required by this Article.

(2)        Regulation of ticket sales.

(3)        Physical requirements for contestants, including classification by weight and skill.

(4)        Supervision of matches and exhibitions by licensed physicians and referees.

(5)        Insurance and bonding requirements.

(6)        Compensation of participants and licensees.

(7)        Contracts and financial arrangements.

(8)        Prohibition of dishonest, unethical, and injurious practices.

(9)        Facilities.

(10)      Approval of sanctioning amateur sports organizations.

(11)      Procedures and requirements for compliance with the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996. ?(2004-124, s. 18.2(d); 2007-490, s. 2; 2011-145, ss. 19.1(g), (n); 2014-100, s. 17.1(xxx).)

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 143-652.1

  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941