2007 Regular Session
To: Ways and Means
By: Representative Ellington
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 75-75-105, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE FROM $100.00 TO $500.00 THE FEE IMPOSED BY THE MISSISSIPPI ATHLETIC COMMISSION FOR THE ANNUAL LICENSE OR PERMIT ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION TO A BOXER, WRESTLER, REFEREE, JUDGE, MATCHMAKER, PROMOTER, MANAGER, TRAINER, SECOND, DIRECTOR OR TIMEKEEPER, OF A BOXING, SPARRING OR WRESTLING MATCH UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 75-75-105, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
75-75-105. The commission shall have a seal and shall have and is hereby vested with the sole direction, management, control and jurisdiction over all boxing, sparring and wrestling matches or exhibitions to be conducted, held or given within the State of Mississippi.
The commission has full power and authority and it shall be its duty:
(a) To make and publish rules and regulations governing the conduct of boxing, sparring and wrestling matches and exhibitions, the time and place thereof, and the prices charged for admission thereto;
(b) To accept application for and, in its discretion, order a license or permit issued to promoters and participants of these events, and to revoke the license or permit;
(c) To collect through the recorder of permits and licenses a fee of six percent (6%) of the gross receipts of every boxing, sparring or wrestling match or exhibition, and a reasonable fee not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for each annual license or permit issued to a boxer, wrestler, referee, judge, matchmaker, promoter, manager, trainer, second, director or timekeeper; and
(d) To revoke any license or permit when, in its judgment, the public welfare requires it.
The commission is prohibited from issuing regulations which may be construed as granting a franchised or exclusive territory, and from the issuing of any type of monopolistic license or permit.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.