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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 109 : Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts

Subchapter 001 : Boxing

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 6002)
  • § 6002. Director; powers; duties

    (a) The Director shall have jurisdiction over professional boxing matches. The Director’s power to supervise professional boxing matches includes the power to suspend a match immediately if there is a serious and immediate danger to the public, boxers, promoters, or participants.

    (b)(1) Except as provided in this subsection, the Director shall not have jurisdiction over amateur boxing matches. Amateur boxing matches shall be conducted according to the rules of United States Amateur Boxing, Inc., the national governing body for amateur boxing of the U.S. Olympic Committee or its successor as the nationally designated governing body for amateur boxing. However, upon a finding that the health and safety of the boxers and participants in an amateur match are not being sufficiently safeguarded, the Director shall assume jurisdiction over and supervisory responsibility for the match. The Director’s decision may be appealed to the administrative law officer appointed under 3 V.S.A. § 129 within 10 days of the date the finding is issued. If the Director assumes jurisdiction under this subsection, the match shall continue to be conducted in accordance with the rules of United States Amateur Boxing, Inc.

    (2) For the purposes of this subsection, an “amateur boxing match” means a match held under the supervision of a school, college, or university or under the supervision of United States Amateur Boxing, Inc. or its successor as the nationally designated governing body for amateur boxing.

    (c) The Director shall:

    (1) provide information to applicants for registration;

    (2) administer fees collected under this subchapter;

    (3) explain appeal procedures to registrants and applicants and complaint procedures to the public;

    (4) receive applications for registration, grant registration under this subchapter, renew registrations, and deny, revoke, suspend, reinstate, or condition registrations as directed by an administrative law officer;

    (5) refer all complaints and disciplinary matters to an administrative law officer appointed under 3 V.S.A. § 129.

    (d) The Director may adopt rules necessary to perform his or her duties under this subchapter. The uniform rules of the Association of Boxing Commissions as adopted on June 6, 1998, and as amended from time to time, shall apply to professional boxing matches conducted under this subchapter to the extent those rules address matters not covered by rules adopted by the Director. (Added 1999, No. 133 (Adj. Sess.), § 37, eff. Jan. 1, 2001; amended 2011, No. 116 (Adj. Sess.), § 66; 2021, No. 69, § 16(b) (redesignated from 31 V.S.A. § 1102).)