CHAPTER 150

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 328

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16, TITLE 28, AND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF CERTAIN SPORTS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 1, Title 28 of the Delaware Code by striking said chapter in its entirety.

Section 2. Amend §8810, Chapter 88, Part VIII, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new subsection, designated as subsection (d), which new subsection shall read as follows:

"(d) The Division, shall have the following powers, duties and functions related to the regulation of boxing and wrestling. It shall:

(1) Promulgate and enforce rules and regulations for the conducting of professional and amateur boxing or wrestling matches or exhibitions for which a fee is charged. The Division shall consult with members of the medical profession on health related matters in the regul stions;

(2) Issue licenses and permits for amateur and professional boxing and wrestling exhibitions for which a fee is charged. The Division shall have the power to suspend or revoke any license in the interest and protection of the public health, safety or welfare;

(3) Determine whether a bond shall be posted, the amount of any bond, and all other conditions relative to such posting or to any waiver or exclusion from posting a bond;

(4) designate an agent to act on behalf of the Division, who shall at all times during any wrestling or boxing match, be the person present representing the State, and exercising its regulatory powers over all persons involved with the match including: the authority to veto the decisions of others for good cause; and the authority to halt any match or all matches in the interest of the public health, safety or welfare."

Section 3. Amend 48305, Chapter 83, Part VIII, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by re-designating present subsection (3) as new subsection (4); by re-designating present (4) as new subsection (5); and by adding to said section the following new subsection:

"(3) The Division shall promulgate rules and regulations relating to all taxes and fees to be paid by any boxing arena or other site by any promoter, participant, vendor or patron; or to he paid by any other person, corporation or or 4sti on associated with a match."

Approved July 14, 1981.