201 KAR 27:070. Timekeeper.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 229.081, 229.091(1), 229.190, 229.200, 229.991

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 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 229.081 provides for the licensing of timekeepers for professional matches and bouts. KRS 229.091(1) provides that every licensee shall be subject to the administrative regulations the authority promulgates. This administrative regulation establishes the rules of conduct for timekeepers.

 

      Section 1. (1) The timekeeper officiating at any show shall be licensed by the authority and shall be governed by KRS Chapter 229 and 201 KAR Chapter 27 concerning boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, mixed martial arts, and elimination event shows, and shall be subject to any orders given by the inspector or employee of the authority.

      (2) An applicant shall file a completed application and pay the license fee established in 201 KAR 27:008, Sections 2 and 3.

 

      Section 2. The timekeeper shall be seated outside the ring near the bell and shall take the cue to commence or take time out from the nod of the referee.

 

      Section 3. The timekeeper shall be provided with a whistle and a stop watch approved by the authority.

 

      Section 4. Ten (10) seconds before the start of each round of a bout or match, the timekeeper shall give warning to the seconds, contestants, and officials by sounding the whistle.

 

      Section 5. The timekeeper shall indicate the starting and ending of each round of a bout by striking the bell with a metal hammer.

 

      Section 6. If a bout or match terminates before the scheduled limit, the timekeeper shall inform the announcer of the exact duration of the bout or match.

 

      Section 7. Ten (10) seconds prior to the end of each round, the timekeeper shall give warning to the seconds, contestants, and officials by striking a gavel three (3) times.

 

      Section 8. If the inspector has reason to believe that the timekeeper 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 timekeeper;

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

      (3) Ejection of the timekeeper from a show.

 

      Section 9. Upon the finding of a violation of KRS Chapter 229 or 201 KAR Chapter 27 by a timekeeper, the authority may impose one (1) or more of the following penalties:

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

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

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

      (4) Assessment of a fine pursuant to KRS 229.991. (5 Ky.R. 1109; eff. 11-7-79; Am. 20 Ky.R. 1049; 1432; eff. 1-10-94; 32 Ky.R. 1762; 2266; eff. 7-7-2006.)