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CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 4. BUSINESS REGULATIONS
DIVISION 2. STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION

CHAPTER 1. PROFESSIONAL BOXING RULES

Article 1. General Provision

§ 201. Citation.

§ 201.5 Definitions.

§ 202. Filing of Applications and Report.

§ 204. Forms.

§ 205. Filing of Change of Address.

§ 206. Authority of Employees.

§ 208. License Fees.

Article 2. Licenses and Applications

§ 210. Application for License; Contents, Falsification.

§ 211. Fingerprints and Photographs.

§ 212. Use of Ring Names.

§ 213. Promoter's License.

§ 214. Professional Boxer's License-HIV/HBV Testing.

§ 215. Manager Acting as Second.

§ 216. License Required.

§ 217. Matchmaker's License.

§ 218. Manager's, Second's and Timekeeper's License.

§ 219. Temporary Permits.

Article 3. Contracts and Financial Arrangements

§ 220. Form of Contract.

§ 221. Provisions of Contract.

§ 222. Execution of Contract.

§ 223. Number of Boxers. [Repealed]

§ 224. Advances by Manager, Accounting For.

§ 225. Manager's Written Report.

§ 226. Expiration of Contract.

§ 227. Arbitration Procedures.

§ 230. Contract Provisions.

§ 231. Failure to Appear.

§ 232. Payment of Contestants.

§ 233. Time and Manner of Payment.

§ 234. No Decision Bout.

Article 4. Conduct of Promotions

§ 240. Approval of Contestants.

§ 241. Approval of 12- or 15-Round Contests.

§ 242. Number of Rounds Scheduled.

§ 243. Matches by Whom Made.

§ 246. Postponement.

§ 247. Notice of Change in Program.

§ 248. Substitutions.

§ 249. Substitute Boxers.

§ 252. Solicitation in Arena.

§ 253. Drinks.

§ 254. Introduction from Ring.

Article 5. Control of Sales; Revenue

§ 260. Approval of Sale of Tickets.

§ 261. Complimentary Tickets.

§ 262. Courtesy Passes.

§ 263. Ancillary Rights.

§ 264. Admission of Employees, Press, Commission Members.

§ 266. Printing of Tickets.

§ 267. Reduced Price Tickets.

§ 268. Color of Tickets.

§ 269. Ticket Inventories.

§ 271. Exchanges.

§ 272. Refunds.

§ 273. Ticket Stubs.

§ 274. Seats to Correspond to Tickets.

§ 276. Counting Tickets.

§ 277. Destruction of Tickets.

§ 278. Show Reports.

§ 279. Videotaping.

Article 6. Physical Examinations and Safety

§ 280. Examination of Boxer Applicants.

§ 281. Physical Condition of Boxer.

§ 282. Vision Requirements.

§ 283. Ability to Perform.

§ 285. Examination Ordered by Commission.

§ 286. Report of Illness.

§ 287. Physicians; Certification of Physicians.

§ 288. Ringside Physicians.

§ 289. Medical Insurance. [Repealed]

§ 290. Medical Insurance for Professional Boxers.

§ 292. Sanitation.

§ 293. Examination Facilities.

§ 294. Emergency Equipment and Access Required.

§ 295. Only Authorized Persons in Dressing Rooms.

§ 297. Weighing Time.

§ 298. Weights and Classes.

§ 300. Time for Examinations.

§ 301. Rejection and Reports.

§ 302. Continuous Presence of Physician.

§ 303. Administration or Use of Drugs.

§ 304. Monsel's Solution.

§ 305. Contestants' Appearance.

§ 306. Boxers' Equipment.

§ 307. Report of Injury.

§ 308. Suspension for Disability.

§ 309. Time Between Bouts.

Article 7. Ring and Equipment

§ 310. Ring.

§ 311. Height of Ring.

§ 312. Ring Ropes.

§ 313. Ring Equipment. [Repealed]

§ 314. Alternate Ring Specifications.

§ 318. Gloves.

§ 319. Gloves-Main Event. [Repealed]

§ 320. Gloves-Preliminaries. [Repealed]

§ 321. Gloves-Extra Set. [Repealed]

§ 322. Gloves-Weight.

§ 323. Bandages.

§ 327. Gong or Bell.

§ 328. Equipment.

Article 8. Conduct Of The Bout

§ 330. Officials.

§ 332. Contestants Must Report.

§ 334. Persons Allowed in Ring.

§ 335. Referee-Instruction.

§ 337. Fouls in Boxing.

§ 338. Intentional Fouling.

§ 339. Unintentional Fouling.

§ 340. Unintentional Butt. [Repealed]

§ 341. Unfair Practices Likely to Cause Injury.

§ 342. Penalizing Contestant.

§ 345. The Referee Shall Have Power to Stop Contest.

§ 346. Procedure Where Failure to Compete.

§ 347. Failure to Resume Boxing.

§ 349. Method of Counting Over a Boxer Who Is Down.

§ 350. A Boxer Shall Be Deemed "Down" When.

§ 351. When Boxer Falls or Is Knocked from Ring During Round.

§ 352. Boxers Knocked Out.

§ 353. Wiping Gloves and Rinsing Mouthpieces.

§ 354. Warning.

§ 356. Scorecard to Referee and Judges.

§ 357. Method of Scoring.

§ 358. Announcing Winner.

§ 360. Abuse of Officials.

§ 361. Seconds: Number and Costume.

§ 362. Excessive Coaching.

§ 363. Throwing Water Prohibited.

§ 364. Determining Defeat.

§ 365. Fans and Towels.

§ 368. Change of Decision.

Article 9. Referees and Judges

§ 370. Commission Shall Select Referee.

§ 371. Referee's License.

§ 372. Referee's Uniform.

§ 373. Fees for Officials.

§ 375. Referee's Physical Examination.

§ 376. Grading of Referee's Performance.

§ 377. Hearing to Remove Referee's License.

§ 378. Officials to Be Admitted.

§ 379. Judge's License.

Article 10. Champions

§ 380. Definition.

§ 381. Alternative Provisions.

§ 382. Defense of Title.

§ 384. Determination of Title.

§ 386. Advertising Appearance of Champion or Contender.

Article 11. Enforcement

§ 389. Appeal Procedures.

§ 390. Violations of Laws or Rules.

§ 391. Dealing with Certain Persons Prohibited.

§ 392. Dealing with Unlicensed or Suspended Persons Prohibited.

§ 394. Records.

§ 395. Financial Reports.

§ 396. Financial Interest.

§ 397. Advances to Boxer or Manager.

§ 398. Licensees Must Report Sham Contests.

§ 399. Procedure When License Denied or Revoked.

Article 12. Pension Plan

§ 400. Professional Boxer's Pension Plan.

§ 401. Definitions.

§ 402. Eligibility for Participation.

§ 403. Funding and Contributions.

§ 404. Valuation and Earnings.

§ 405. Vesting.

§ 406. Determination of Benefits.

§ 407. Benefit Claims and Appeals.

§ 408. Plan Administration.

§ 409. Transfer or Assignment of Benefits.

§ 410. Time for Filing Claim. [Repealed]

§ 412. Amendment of Plan. [Repealed]

§ 413. Actuarial Reevaluation. [Repealed]

§ 415. Limitation of Liability. [Repealed]

§ 416. Termination of Plan. [Repealed]

Article 13. Training Gymnasiums

§ 495. Gymnasium License.

§ 496. Monthly Sparring Report.

CHAPTER 2. FULL CONTACT MARTIAL ARTS AND KICKBOXING

Article 1. General Provisions

§ 500. Citation.

§ 501. Applicability of Rules; Definitions.

§ 502. Certain Boxing Rules Not Applicable.

§ 503. Tournament or Elimination Format Contests - Selection of Opponents.

Article 2. Safety Standards

§ 510. Weights and Classes.

§ 512. Rounds; Number; Length; Rest Period.

§ 513. Fighter's Equipment.

§ 514. Gloves.

Article 3. Conduct of Matches, Contests and Exhibitions

§ 515. Time Between Bouts.

§ 516. Method of Scoring When There Is an Injury Not Resulting From a Foul.

§ 517. Intentional Fouling.

§ 518. Unintentional Fouling.

§ 519. Suspected Fouls.

§ 520. Method of Judging.

§ 521. Minimum Kicking Requirement. [Repealed]

§ 522. Fouls.

§ 523. Ring.

§ 524. Sanitation.

§ 525. Procedure Where Failure to Compete. [Repealed]

§ 526. Failure to Resume Contest. [Repealed]

§ 527. Wiping Gloves. [Repealed]

§ 528. Method of Counting Over a Contestant Who Is Down. [Repealed]

§ 529. Resuming Count. [Repealed]

§ 530. Communication of Counting for Knockdowns - Kickboxing.

§ 531. Standing Eight-Count - Kickboxing.

§ 532. Change of Decision. [Repealed]

§ 533. Championship Matches and Exhibitions.

Article 4. License Requirements

§ 541. Promoter's License.

§ 542. Matchmaker's License.

§ 543. Referee's License.

§ 544. Manager's Application.

§ 545. Second's License.

§ 546. Professional Martial Arts Fighter's License-HIV/HBV Testing.

CHAPTER 3. AMATEUR BOXING RULES

Article 1. General Provisions

§ 600. Citation.

§ 601. Professional Boxing Rules Apply.

§ 602. Certification.

§ 603. Examination, Ring Names.

§ 604. Annual Physical Examination.

§ 605. Records.

§ 606. Registration Fee.

§ 607. Bonds.

§ 608. Gymnasiums.

§ 609. Medical Insurance.

§ 610. Equipment.

§ 611. Gloves.

§ 612. Officials.

§ 613. Professional Boxing Promoters.

§ 614. Matchmaker.

§ 615. Boxer Down.

§ 616. Resuming Boxing.

§ 617. Drawing for Tournaments.

§ 618. Seconds.

§ 619. Referee.

§ 620. Winner.

§ 621. Tampering with Amateur.

§ 622. Transportation Expenses.

§ 623. Advance Notice.

CHAPTER 4. AMATEUR FULL-CONTACT MARTIAL ARTS

Article 1. General Provisions

§ 700. Citation.

§ 702. Professional Full-Contact Martial Arts and Kickboxing Rules Apply.

§ 705. Classes of Amateur Contestants.

Article 2. Safety Standards

§ 710. Contestants' Equipment.

§ 711. Headgear; Under 18.

Article 3. Conduct of Matches and Contests

§ 720. Number of Rounds.

§ 723. Kicks; Novice Class.

CHAPTER 5. WRESTLING RULES

Article 1. General Provisions

§ 800. Citation of Wrestling Rules.

§ 801. Definitions.

§ 802. Professional Boxing Rules Applicable.

Article 2. Wrestler's License

§ 803. Age Limitations and Requirements.

Article 3. Conduct of Matches and Contests

§ 804. Ring Construction and Equipment.

Article 4. Referee

§ 805. Referee's Physical.

§ 805.1. License Requirement.

§ 806. Selection of Referee by Club.

§ 807. Dangerous Conduct; Punishment.

Article 5. Timekeeper

§ 808. Timekeeper.

§ 809. Timekeeper's Duties.

§ 810. Periods.

§ 811. Time Limit Exhibitions.

Article 6. Club Physician.

§ 812. Club Physician's Duties.

§ 813. Physical Examination of Wrestlers.

Article 7. Promoters and Exhibitions.

§ 814. Advance Notice.

§ 815. Wrestling Exhibitions.

§ 816. Duties of Licensees.

§ 817. Promoter's License.

Article 8. Costumes for Wrestlers

§ 818. Appearance.

Article 9. Contracts

§ 819. Contracts.

Article 10. Accounts.

§ 820. Records.

§ 821. Payment of Wrestlers.

Article 11. Booking Agents.

§ 822. Booking Agent.

§ 823. Wrestler Must Indicate Authorized Booking Agent.

Article 12. Miscellaneous Provisions.

§ 824. Responsibility of Club.

§ 825. Duties of Licensees.

§ 826. Discrimination.

§ 827. Women Wrestlers Prohibited.

§ 828. Selection of Referee by Club.

§ 829. Postponement or Cancellation.