††††† 201 KAR 27:065. Promoters.


††††† RELATES TO: KRS 229.071, 229.081, 229.091(1), 229.180(1)

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 229.071(3), 229.180(1)

††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 229.180(1) authorizes the authority to promulgate administrative regulations necessary to implement KRS Chapter 229. KRS 229.071(1) requires a person conducting or advertising a professional match to be licensed. KRS 229.081 authorizes the authority to require certain participants at professional shows to obtain licenses before participating. KRS 229.081 allows the authority to specify by administrative regulation the participants to be licensed. KRS 229.091(1) provides that every licensee shall be subject to such administrative regulations as the authority prescribes. This administrative regulation sets forth the licensing requirements for promoters.


††††† Section 1. (1) The annual license for a promoter shall entitle the holder to conduct wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, elimination event, or mixed martial arts shows at any location within the Commonwealth for a period of one (1) year from the date of issuance.

††††† (2) The fee for the annual license for a promoter shall be $300.

††††† (3) The form, "Application for License as a Promoter", (2/06), shall be filled out by the promoter and submitted with proof of bond.

††††† (4) A background check shall be done on all applicants by the authority or its designee.

††††† (5) The application shall be reviewed by the authority board for approval.


††††† Section 2. Compensation shall not be paid to any contestant in advance unless by prior approval of the authority.


††††† Section 3. Payment of license fees for all contestants, seconds, managers, and trainers shall be deducted from that contestantís purse, and the promoter shall issue a check or money order to the authority for the total amount of these license fees before the commencement of the main event.


††††† Section 4. Approval for a show date shall not be granted until the authority receives the taxes due for all previous shows.


††††† Section 5. If the inspector has reason to believe that the promoter has committed a violation of KRS Chapter 229 or 201 KAR Chapter 27, the inspector may take one (1) or more of the following actions:

††††† (1) Issuance of a cease and desist order to the promoter;

††††† (2) Issuance of a notice of violation to the promoter; or

††††† (3) Ejection of the promoter from a show.


††††† Section 6. Upon the finding of a violation of KRS Chapter 229 or 201 KAR Chapter 27 by a promoter, the authority may impose one (1) or more of the following penalties:

††††† (1) Suspension of the license of the promoter pursuant to KRS 229.200;

††††† (2) Revocation of the license of the promoter pursuant to KRS 229.200;

††††† (3) Reprimand of the promoter pursuant to KRS 229.200; or

††††† (4) Assessment of a fine pursuant to KRS 229.991(5).


††††† Section 7. Incorporation by Reference. (1) "Application for License as a Promoter", (2/06), is incorporated by reference.

††††† (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority office at 100 Airport Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (32 Ky.R. 1847; 2266; eff. 7-7-2006.)