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Georgia State Code
Title      43
Chapter      4B  
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Title 43, Chapter 4B, Section 1 (43-4B-1)

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Amateur" means a person who engages in a match, contest, or exhibition of boxing which is governed or authorized by:

(A) U.S.A. Boxing;

(B) The Georgia High School Athletic Association;

(C) The National Collegiate Athletic Association;

(D) Amateur Athletic Union;

(E) Golden Gloves; or

(F) The local affiliate of any organization listed in this paragraph.

(2) "Boxing match" means a contest between two individuals in which contestants score points in rounds of two or three minutes by striking with padded fists the head and upper torso of the opponent or by knocking the opponent down and rendering the opponent unconscious or incapable of continuing the contest by such blows, which contest is held in a square ring supervised by a referee and scored by three judges.

(3) "Boxing registry" means a registry created or designated pursuant to subsection (j) of Code Section 43-4B-4.

(3.1) "Charitable organization" means an entity described by:

(A) Section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Section 501(c)(3)); or

(B) Section 170(c), Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Section 170(c)).

(4) "Commission" means the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission.

(5) "Exhibition" means a contest where the participants engage in the use of boxing skills and techniques and where the objective is to display such skills and techniques without striving to win.

(6) "Face value" means the dollar value of a ticket or order, which value shall reflect the dollar amount that the customer is required to pay or, for complimentary tickets, would have been required to pay to purchase a ticket with equivalent seating priority in order to view the match, contest, exhibition, or entertainment event. A complimentary ticket shall not have a face value of $0.00. A complimentary ticket shall not have a face value of less than that of the least expensive ticket available for sale to the general public. Face value shall include any charges or fees, such as dinner, gratuity, parking, surcharges, or any other charges or fees which are charged to and must be paid by the customer in order to view the match, contest, exhibition, or entertainment event. It shall exclude any portion paid by the customer for federal, state, or local taxes. (7) "Gross proceeds" means the total revenue received solely from the sale of tickets used or intended to be used by the audience physically attending any event required to be licensed under this chapter.

(8) "Gross receipts" means:

(A) The gross price charged for the sale or lease of broadcasting, television, closed circuit, or motion picture rights without any deductions for commissions, brokerage fees, distribution fees, production fees, advertising, or other expenses or charges; and

(B) The face value of all tickets sold and complimentary tickets redeemed.

(9) "Local tax" means any occupation tax or other tax owed to a county or municipality in order to hold a professional match, contest, or exhibition of boxing or to carry on a business as a ticket broker within such county or municipality.

(10) "Manager" means a person who under contract, agreement, or other arrangement with a boxer, undertakes to control or administer, directly or indirectly, a matter related to boxing on behalf of a boxer. Such term includes, but is not limited to, a person who functions as a booking agent, adviser, or consultant.

(11) "Matchmaker" means a person who is employed by or associated with a promoter in the capacity of booking and arranging professional matches, contests, or exhibitions of boxing between opponents or who proposes professional matches, contests, or exhibitions of boxing and selects and arranges for the participants in such events and for whose activities in this regard the promoter is legally responsible.

(12) "Person" means any individual, partnership, firm, association, corporation, or combination of individuals of whatever form or character.

(13) "Physician" means a doctor of medicine or other medical professional legally authorized by any state to practice medicine.

(14) "Professional" means a person who is participating or has participated in a match, contest, or exhibition of boxing which is not governed or authorized by one or more of the organizations listed in paragraph (1) of this Code section and:

(A) Has received or competed for or is receiving or competing for any cash as a salary, purse, or prize for participating in any match, contest, or exhibition of boxing;

(B) Is participating or has participated in any match, contest, or exhibition of boxing to which admission is granted upon payment of any ticket for admission or other evidence of the right of entry;

(C) Is participating or has participated in any match, contest, or exhibition of boxing which is or was filmed, broadcast, or transmitted for viewing; or (D) Is participating or has participated in any match, contest, or exhibition of boxing which provides a commercial advantage by attracting persons to a particular place or promoting a commercial product or enterprise.

(15) "Professional match, contest, or exhibition of boxing" means a boxing match, contest, or exhibition which is not governed or authorized by one or more of the organizations listed in paragraph (1) of this Code section and:

(A) Rewards a boxer participating with cash as a salary, purse, or prize for such participation;

(B) Requires for admission payment of a ticket for admission or other evidence of the right of entry;

(C) Is filmed, broadcast, or transmitted for viewing; or

(D) Provides a commercial advantage by attracting persons to a particular place or promoting a commercial product or enterprise.

(16) "Promoter" means the person primarily responsible for organizing, promoting, and producing a professional match, contest, or exhibition of boxing and who is legally responsible for the lawful conduct of such professional match, contest, or exhibition of boxing.

(17) "Purse" or "ring earnings" means the financial guarantee or any other remuneration, or part thereof, for which professional boxers are participating in a match, contest, or exhibition and includes the boxer's share of any payment received for radio broadcasting, television, or motion picture rights.

(18) "State" means any of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and any territory or possession of the United States.

(19) "Ticket broker" means any person who is involved in the business of reselling tickets of admission to athletic contests, concerts, theater performances, amusements, exhibitions, or other entertainment events to which the general public is admitted and who charges a premium in excess of the price of the ticket. The term ticket broker shall not include the owner, operator, lessee, or tenant of the property in which an athletic contest or entertainment event is being held or the sponsor of such a contest or event or the authorized ticket agent of such persons.

(20)(A) "Unarmed combat" means any form of competition between human beings or one or more human beings and one or more animals in which:

(i) One or more blows are struck which may reasonably be expected to inflict injury on a human being; and

(ii) There is some compensation or commercial benefit arising from such competition, whether in the form of cash or noncash payment to the competitors or the person arranging the competition; the sale of the right to film, broadcast, transmit, or view the competition; or the use of the competition to attract persons to a particular location for some commercial advantage or to promote a commercial product or commercial enterprise.

(B) Unarmed combat shall include but shall not be limited to: tough man fights, bad man fights, nude boxing, and nude wrestling.

(C) Unarmed combat shall not include:

(i) Professional boxing;

(ii) Professional wrestling;

(iii) Amateur boxing;

(iv) Amateur wrestling;

(v) Any competition displaying the skills of a single form of an Oriental system of unarmed self-defense, including, but not limited to, kick boxing, karate, or full-contact karate, which is held pursuant to the rules of that form and governed or authorized by a nationally recognized organization; or

(vi) Mixed martial arts fighting when the competition is sanctioned, approved, or endorsed by the International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF).

(21) "Wrestling" means a staged performance of fighting and gymnastic skills and techniques by two or more human beings who are not required to use their best efforts in order to win and for which the winner may have been selected before the performance commences.

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