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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 109 : Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts

Subchapter 002 : Mixed Martial Arts

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 6027)
  • § 6027. Director; powers; duties

    (a) In addition to the powers and duties of the Director, as established in this subchapter and in 3 V.S.A. chapter 5, subchapter 3, the Director shall have the following powers and duties:

    (1) provide information to applicants for obtaining a license;

    (2) receive applications for licenses; grant licenses to applicants qualified under this subchapter and in accordance with rules adopted pursuant to this subchapter; renew licenses; and deny, revoke, suspend, reinstate, or condition licenses as directed by an Administrative Law Officer;

    (3) administer the inspection of facilities where a mixed martial arts event is to be held and the records associated with the event;

    (4) administer fees collected under this subchapter;

    (5) collect taxes and bonds in accordance with this subchapter and any rules adopted pursuant this subchapter;

    (6) explain appeal procedures to licensees and applicants and complaint procedures to the public; and

    (7) refer all disciplinary matters to an Administrative Law Officer.

    (b) The Director, in consultation with the advisors appointed in accordance with this subchapter, shall adopt rules necessary to perform the Director’s duties under this subchapter and shall establish safety standards for the protection of contestants, participants, promoters, and the public. The rules adopted by the Director in accordance with this subchapter shall, at a minimum, include the following:

    (1) rules for the conduct and holding of amateur and professional mixed martial arts events;

    (2) requirements and qualifications to be eligible for licenses for anyone involved, indirectly or directly, in a mixed martial arts event, including promoters, contestants, and participants, and to be eligible for event licenses;

    (3) requirements for the collection, retention, and remission of bonds provided by promoters as a condition of licensure or of an event permit;

    (4) requirements for promoter reports to the Office, including reports following a mixed martial arts event and for promoter payment of the event tax;

    (5) requirements for medical examinations of participants and contestants to be performed prior to licensure and renewal;

    (6) requirements for medical examinations of contestants and participants before, during, and after mixed martial arts matches or events;

    (7) exemptions for certain mixed martial arts events;

    (8) requirements for the inspection of facilities where a mixed martial arts event is to be held and of associated records; and

    (9) all other requirements necessary for the safe conduct of mixed martial arts matches and events. (Added 2021, No. 69, § 15.)