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Subchapter 001 : Boxing(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 6004)
§ 6004. Professional boxer registration; match registration
(a) In order to participate in a professional boxing match in this State, a boxer shall possess an identification card issued by the National Boxer Registry.
(b) A professional boxer who is a resident of this State or a resident of another state or country without a boxing commission may obtain a National Boxer Registry identification card by registering with the Office of Professional Regulation. The registration application shall be in the form prescribed by the Director and shall include any information required by the Director in order to verify the applicant’s identity. The application shall be accompanied by the required fee.
(c) The Director shall issue a photo identification card to each boxer registered under this section. The card shall contain the personal identification number assigned to that boxer by the National Boxer Registry. Registrations may be renewed every two years upon payment of the required fee.
(d) Before each professional boxing match and no later than the weigh-in, each boxer shall present the photo identification card issued under this section to the Director’s agent, who shall verify the identification card and check it against the records of the National Boxer Registry before a boxer shall be allowed to participate in the match. A boxer who fails to present a valid identification card shall not be allowed to participate in the match.
(e) The Director shall establish procedures for evaluating the records of professional boxers and, when appropriate, for denying authorization to participate in a match.
(f) A boxer shall not be allowed to participate in a professional match if the boxer is under suspension in another state. (Added 1999, No. 133 (Adj. Sess.), § 37, eff. Jan. 1, 2001; amended 2021, No. 69, § 16(b) (redesignated from 31 V.S.A. § 1104).)