SPS 111.01(15) (15) No promoter, club or boxer shall exhibit any type of entrance theme that includes music, video, or any type of physical display that contains any profanity or any derogatory ethnic remarks. Failure to comply with this subsection may result in disciplinary action, including a suspension or forfeiture, by the department.
SPS 111.01(16) (16) No promoter or club shall allow a round card girl, round card model, or any of the promoter's agents to use any language, including profanity or derogatory ethnic remarks, or any conduct or performance that the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find appeals to the prurient interest; describes or shows sexual conduct in a patently offensive way; or lacks serious literary, artistic, political, educational or scientific value, in accordance with s. 944.21 (2) (d), Stats. Any promoter violating this subsection will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including being suspended for up to 6 months and be subject to criminal prosecution in accordance with s. 944.21 (3) (b) and (5), Stats.
SPS 111.01(17) (17) Submit a written report, verified by the promoter or club's officer, to the department within 2 business days after conducting the professional boxing event pursuant to s. 444.04, Stats. Failure to timely file a complete and accurate report may result in disciplinary action by the department pursuant to s. 444.04, Stats., and may cause the department to examine the books and records of the promoter or club as prescribed in s. 444.15, Stats. The report shall include all of the following:
SPS 111.01(17)(a) (a) Total number of tickets sold, including complimentary tickets.
SPS 111.01(17)(b) (b) Total amount of gross proceeds.
SPS 111.01(17)(c) (c) All unsold tickets with the stubs attached.
SPS 111.01(18) (18) Provide emergency medical personnel and equipment for the event and for evacuating a seriously injured boxer to a hospital including the name of the promoter or club's designated representative responsible for evacuating an injured boxer, the method of removal from the contest area, the means of transportation to the hospital, and the name of the nearest hospital.
SPS 111.01(19) (19) Provide the pregnancy tests for female boxers.
SPS 111.01(20) (20) Provide department approved sound devices for the assigned timekeeper's use.
SPS 111.01(21) (21) Compensate all officials and boxers.
SPS 111.01(22) (22) Pay the gross receipt taxes as defined in s. 444.02 (3), Stats.
SPS 111.01 History History: EmR1031: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-101: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11.
SPS 111.02 SPS 111.02 Inspectors.
SPS 111.02(1)(1) Inspectors assigned to a professional boxing event by the department represent the department and are delegated the department's authority to conduct the professional boxing event from the time of the weigh-in and pre-bout physical examination until 24 hours after the completion of the last bout in the scheduled contest or the final determination of all bouts pursuant to s. 444.06, Stats.
SPS 111.02(2) (2) Additional inspectors may be assigned or designated by the department at any one venue for any one event and shall be compensated by the promoter or club in accordance with s. 444.06, Stats., including their actual and necessary travel expenses.
SPS 111.02 History History: EmR1031: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-101: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11.
SPS 111.03 SPS 111.03 Judges.
SPS 111.03(1)(1) The department shall assign the judges for a professional boxing event. A judge has all of the following duties and responsibilities once assigned to an event:
SPS 111.03(1)(a) (a) Each judge shall render an independent decision at the end of each round of each bout.
SPS 111.03(1)(b) (b) Each judge shall give their scorecard to the referee at the end of each round and at the end of the final event. The referee shall transfer the judge's scorecard to the inspector assigned to the event.
SPS 111.03(1)(c) (c) Each judge shall use the 10-point must scoring system to determine the result of a bout.
SPS 111.03(2) (2) The department may not assign a person to act as a judge if it has reasonable proof that the person is any one of the following:
SPS 111.03(2)(a) (a) Not competent to act as a judge.
SPS 111.03(2)(b) (b) Has a conflict of interest.
SPS 111.03(2)(c) (c) Has been subject to a disciplinary action by the department or another jurisdiction that prohibits the person from acting as a judge.
SPS 111.03 History History: EmR1031: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-101: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11.
SPS 111.04 SPS 111.04 Referees.
SPS 111.04(1)(1) The department shall assign the referee for a professional boxing event. The assigned referee represents the department for the purpose of regulating bouts during a boxing contest. A referee has all of the following duties and responsibilities once assigned to an event:
SPS 111.04(1)(a) (a) Regulate the boxers and others in the ring, according to this chapter and ch. 444, Stats.
SPS 111.04(1)(b) (b) Maintain, direct and control each bout at all stages.
SPS 111.04(1)(c) (c) Stop a boxing contest to prevent a weakened or outclassed boxer from receiving excessive punishment, pursuant to s. 444.12, Stats. The referee is the sole arbiter of a contest.
SPS 111.04(1)(d) (d) Interpret the rules relevant to a bout, make a determination, and take action upon any circumstance of a bout not covered by a rule.
SPS 111.04(2) (2) The department may not assign a person to act as a referee if it has reasonable proof that the person is any one of the following:
SPS 111.04(2)(a) (a) Not competent to act as a referee.
SPS 111.04(2)(b) (b) Has a conflict of interest.
SPS 111.04(2)(c) (c) Has been subject to a disciplinary action by the department or another jurisdiction that prohibits the person from acting as a referee.
SPS 111.04 History History: EmR1031: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-101: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11.
SPS 111.05 SPS 111.05 Ringside physicians. The department shall assign the ringside physician for a professional boxing event. The assigned ringside physician represents the department for the purpose of protecting the health and welfare of boxers participating in boxing events. The ringside physician shall do all of the following:
SPS 111.05(1) (1) Examine each boxer and certify that a boxer is physically able to compete in a boxing contest.
SPS 111.05(2) (2) Maintain continuous attendance at ringside to observe the physical condition of boxers during bouts and be prepared to administer emergent medical procedures to boxers who receive injuries during bouts.
SPS 111.05(3) (3) Attend injured boxers between bouts.
SPS 111.05(4) (4) Consult with the referee to determine whether a bout should be interrupted or stopped to prevent a weakened or outclassed boxer from receiving excessive punishment, pursuant to s. 444.12, Stats.
SPS 111.05(5) (5) Complete department records and reports.
SPS 111.05 History History: EmR1031: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-101: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11.
SPS 111.06 SPS 111.06 Timekeepers. The department shall assign the timekeeper for a professional boxing event. The assigned timekeeper represents the department for the purpose of keeping time and documenting time during boxing events. The timekeeper shall do all of the following:
SPS 111.06(1) (1) Provide 2 stopwatches that have been examined and approved by the inspector or department representative.
SPS 111.06(2) (2) Give a 10 second warning before the beginning of each round to signal all unauthorized persons to leave the contest area before a bout begins.
SPS 111.06(3) (3) Give a 10 second warning before the end of a round to indicate that the end of a round is approaching.
SPS 111.06(4) (4) Provide notice that a round has concluded.
SPS 111.06(5) (5) If a bout terminates before the scheduled limit of a round, inform the inspector or department representative of the exact duration of the bout.
SPS 111.06(6) (6) Start the second clock whenever a boxer is knocked out and report to the ringside physician the entire time the boxer was unconscious.
SPS 111.06 History History: EmR1031: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-101: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11.
SPS 111.07 SPS 111.07 Officials' pay schedule.
SPS 111.07(1) (1) The commissioner or department representative shall appoint all licensed officials for all professional boxing events. Promoters shall compensate all officials appointed by the commissioner or department representative in accordance with the following pay schedule:
SPS 111.07(1)(a) (a) A minimum of 3 judges at a minimum of $150 each.
SPS 111.07(1)(b) (b) A minimum of one referee at a minimum of $300 each.
SPS 111.07(1)(c) (c) Inspectors up to $250 each.
SPS 111.07(1)(d) (d) The department shall assign a minimum of one ringside physician, but may assign additional ringside physicians as needed subject to the discretion of the department, who shall be assigned as either:
SPS 111.07(1)(d)1. 1. The primary physician at a minimum of $600 and shall attend the official weigh-in, conduct the pre-bout examination, and be in attendance at ringside during each bout for the entire event.
SPS 111.07(1)(d)2. 2. The secondary physician at a minimum of $300 and shall be in attendance during the entire event and conduct post-bout physical examinations. In the event of injuries to multiple boxers, the assigned primary physician may assist the secondary physician by alternating duties between attending boxers and remaining at ringside during bouts. Each physician shall provide all medical supplies that will be needed to attend boxers and conduct examinations.
SPS 111.07(1)(e) (e) A minimum of one timekeeper at a minimum of $75 each.
SPS 111.07(2) (2) An individual who participates in an event as more than one type of official, alternating between individual professional bouts, shall be compensated at the rate of the highest level at which the individual officiated the event pursuant to s. 444.06, Stats.
SPS 111.07(3) (3) The department reserves the right to require additional payments to assigned officials based on any one of the following factors:
SPS 111.07(3)(a) (a) Number of professional bouts scheduled for the event.
SPS 111.07(3)(b) (b) Type of venue, including the venue's seating capacity.
SPS 111.07(3)(c) (c) Live broadcast of the event.
SPS 111.07(3)(d) (d) Inclusion of a title bout at the event.
SPS 111.07(3)(e) (e) Travel more than 90 miles from the official's residence in performance of their duties. The official traveling more than 90 miles may be entitled to an additional $150 for hotels, meals, mileage and necessary expenses incurred to fulfill his or her duties.
SPS 111.07(4) (4) No later than 4 business days before the scheduled event, the department and the promoter or professional club shall have agreed to the amount of compensation for the officials assigned to the event. Failure to reach an agreement on the amount of compensation for assigned officials by the deadline may result in the cancellation of the event.
SPS 111.07 History History: EmR1031: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-101: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11.
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