(225 ILCS 105/1)
(from Ch. 111, par. 5001)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
Short title and definitions.
(a) This Act may be cited as the
Boxing and Full-contact Martial Arts Act.
(b) As used in this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Financial and
"Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and
"Board" means the State of Illinois Athletic Board
established pursuant to this Act.
"License" means the license issued for promoters,
professionals, or officials in accordance with this Act.
"Professional contest" means a boxing or
full-contact martial arts competition in which all of the participants competing against one another are professionals and where the public is able to attend or a fee is charged.
"Permit" means the authorization from the Department
to a promoter to conduct professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both.
"Promoter" means a person who is licensed and who
holds a permit to conduct professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both.
Unless the context indicates otherwise, "person"
includes, but is not limited to, an individual, association, organization, business entity, gymnasium, or club.
"Judge" means a person licensed by the Department who
is located at ringside or adjacent to the fighting area during a professional contest and who has the responsibility of scoring the performance of the participants in that professional contest.
"Referee" means a person licensed by the Department
who has the general supervision of and is present inside of the ring or fighting area during a professional contest.
"Amateur" means a person registered by the Department
who is not competing for, and has never received or competed for, any purse or other article of value, directly or indirectly, either for participating in any contest or for the expenses of training therefor, other than a non-monetary prize that does not exceed $50 in value.
"Professional" means a person licensed by the
Department who competes for a money prize, purse, or other type of compensation in a professional contest held in Illinois.
"Second" means a person licensed by the Department
who is present at any professional contest to provide assistance or advice to a professional during the contest.
"Matchmaker" means a person licensed by the
Department who brings together professionals to compete in contests.
"Manager" means a person licensed by the Department
who is not a promoter and who, under contract, agreement, or other arrangement, undertakes to, directly or indirectly, control or administer the affairs of professionals.
"Timekeeper" means a person licensed by the
Department who is the official timer of the length of rounds and the intervals between the rounds.
"Purse" means the financial guarantee or any other
remuneration for which contestants are participating in a professional contest.
"Physician" means a person licensed to practice
medicine in all its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
"Martial arts" means a discipline or combination of
different disciplines that utilizes sparring techniques without the intent to injure, disable, or incapacitate one's opponent, such as, but not limited to, Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Jujutsu, Tae Kwon Do, and Kyuki-Do.
"Full-contact martial arts" means the use of a
singular discipline or a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including, without limitation, full-force grappling, kicking, and striking with the intent to injure, disable, or incapacitate one's opponent.
"Amateur contest" means a boxing or full-contact
martial arts competition in which all of the participants competing against one another are amateurs and where the public is able to attend or a fee is charged.
"Contestant" means a person who competes in either a
boxing or full-contact martial arts contest.
"Address of record" means the designated address
recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file, license file, or registration file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address and those changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department.
"Bout" means one match between 2 contestants.
"Sanctioning body" means an organization approved by
the Department under the requirements and standards stated in this Act and the rules adopted under this Act to act as a governing body that sanctions professional or amateur contests.
(Source: P.A. 96-663, eff. 8-25-09; 97-119, eff. 7-14-11; 97-1123, eff. 8-27-12.)