2017 ORS 463.015¹
Definitions

As used in this chapter:

(1) “Amateur athletic organization” means an entity organized and operated exclusively to foster state, national and international amateur unarmed combat sports competition.

(2) “Entertainment wrestling” means a noncompetitive performance in which the participants deliver blows or apply holds with no intent to punish or immobilize an opponent. Entertainment wrestling is distinguished from unarmed combat sports by the fact that the outcome of the performance is predetermined.

(3) “Event” means an unarmed combat sports or entertainment wrestling match, bout, contest, exhibition or performance.

(4) “Exhibition” means a demonstration of unarmed combat sports skills, the results of which are not counted toward the official record of the competitors.

(5) “Gross receipts” means the consideration, including money, credits, rights or other items of value, received from the sale of tickets or other admissions indicia or rights, without any deduction from the total value of the consideration.

(6) “Judge” means a person licensed by the Superintendent of State Police who is at cageside or ringside during an unarmed combat sports event and who has the responsibility of scoring the bout of the competitors in the event.

(7) “Manager” means a person licensed by the superintendent who does any of the following:

(a) By contract or agreement undertakes to represent the interests of a professional unarmed combat sports competitor in procuring or arranging the conduct of an unarmed combat sports event in which the professional unarmed combat sports competitor is a participant.

(b) Receives or is entitled to receive more than 10 percent of the contracted portion of the gross purse of a professional unarmed combat sports competitor for services related to the unarmed combat sports competitor’s participation in an unarmed combat sports event.

(c) Is an officer, director or stockholder of a corporation that receives or is entitled to receive more than 10 percent of the contracted portion of the gross purse of a professional unarmed combat sports competitor for services relating to the unarmed combat sports competitor’s participation in an unarmed combat sports event.

(d) Directs or controls the professional activities of a professional unarmed combat sports competitor.

(e) Attends to the professional unarmed combat sports competitor at cageside or ringside or purports to be the manager of a professional unarmed combat sports competitor.

(8) “Matchmaker” means a person licensed by the superintendent who is employed by or associated with a promoter in the capacity of booking and arranging unarmed combat sports events between unarmed combat sports competitors and for whose activities in this regard the promoter is legally responsible.

(9) “Medical personnel” means a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677 or a physician assistant licensed under ORS 677.505 (Application of provisions governing physician assistants to other health professions) to 677.525 (Fees).

(10) “Official” means an individual authorized by the superintendent or an authorized representative of the superintendent to perform duties as assigned by the superintendent or an authorized representative of the superintendent. “Official” includes, but is not limited to, a referee, judge, timekeeper or inspector.

(11) “Person” includes an individual, association, organization, partnership or corporation.

(12) “Professional unarmed combat sports competitor” means an individual licensed by the superintendent who competes for or has competed for a money prize, purse or compensation in an unarmed combat sports event.

(13) “Promoter” means a person licensed by the superintendent who arranges, gives, holds or conducts an entertainment wrestling or unarmed combat sports event in this state and who is legally responsible for the lawful conduct of the event.

(14) “Striking” means a physical attack in which an individual uses a part of the individual’s body with the intent to inflict damage on an opponent.

(15) “Submission” means an act by an individual who yields to the individual’s opponent and that results in the individual’s immediate defeat.

(16) “Unarmed combat sports” means a form of competition where the intent is to win by striking, knockout, technical knockout or submission. “Unarmed combat sports” does not include tae kwon do, karate, kenpo karate, judo, sumo, jujitsu, Brazilian jujitsu, submission wrestling, kung fu, submission grappling or other martial art where the intent is for the competitor to win by points only and where that martial art is exhibited independently.

(17) “Unarmed combat sports competitor” means an individual licensed by the superintendent who competes in an unarmed combat sports event. [1987 c.789 §2; 1991 c.211 §1; 1993 c.587 §1; 1993 c.742 §120; 1993 c.744 §209; 1997 c.350 §3; 2003 c.142 §1; 2007 c.585 §1; 2017 c.235 §1]

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—Unarmed Combat Sports and Entertainment Wrestling, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors463.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 463, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano463.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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