ORS 463.113¹
Oregon State Athletic Commission
  • rules
  • duties of commission and superintendent

(1) There is created in the Department of State Police the Oregon State Athletic Commission, which shall regulate the promotion of all professional boxing, mixed martial arts and entertainment wrestling events in this state. The commission shall adopt rules for conducting professional boxing and mixed martial arts events that promote the safety and best interest of the contestants and of the public.

(2) The Superintendent of State Police shall:

(a) Adopt and enforce rules for conducting professional boxing and mixed martial arts events that promote the safety and best interest of the contestants and of the public.

(b) License and regulate participants and officials for all professional boxing and professional and amateur mixed martial arts events in this state.

(c) Establish and utilize the most efficient methods available for compiling boxing and mixed martial arts event results and record keeping and for communication of results and records.

(d) Make available upon request the records of every participant in and the results of every boxing and mixed martial arts event subject to regulation under this chapter.

(e) The provisions of this subsection do not apply to entertainment wrestling.

(3) If, in the judgment of the superintendent, it is necessary to protect the public interest or the health or safety of boxing, mixed martial arts or entertainment wrestling participants, the superintendent may temporarily suspend, without prior notice or hearing, any license issued pursuant to this chapter until a final determination is made by the superintendent. If no hearing is held prior to the suspension, the suspended licensee may apply to the superintendent for a hearing to determine if the suspension should be modified, set aside or continued. The application for a hearing shall be in writing and must be received by the superintendent within 30 days of the date of suspension. The superintendent shall set the matter for hearing within 30 days of receipt of the written request of the suspended licensee.

(4) Whenever any promoter fails to make a report of any event within the period prescribed by this chapter, or whenever a required report is unsatisfactory, the superintendent or a designee of the superintendent may examine, or cause to be examined, the books and records of the promoter and any other persons or organizations, and subpoena and examine under oath such persons for the purpose of determining the total amount of the gross receipts for any event and the amount of tax due pursuant to this chapter. The superintendent may fix and determine the tax as a result of the examination described in this subsection.

(5) The superintendent may delegate to the Oregon State Athletic Commission any of the powers described in subsection (2) of this section. [1987 c.789 §3; 1991 c.211 §4; 1993 c.742 §§123,123a; 1993 c.744 §§210,210a; 2003 c.142 §3; 2003 c.653 §1; 2007 c.585 §6]

Chapter 463

Notes of Decisions

Circuit court jurisdic­tion under ORS 463.995 (Penalties) to enjoin viola­tions of chapter pro­vi­sions does not divest tax court of jurisdic­tion to determine tax issues arising under chapter. TVKO v. Howland, 15 OTR 335 (2001), aff'd 335 Or 527, 73 P3d 905 (2003)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 463—Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Entertainment Wrestling, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­463.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 463, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­463ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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