Code of the District of Columbia

§ 3–605. Jurisdiction.

(a) The Commission shall have and hereby is vested with the sole direction, management, control, and jurisdiction over all boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, martial arts, and mixed martial arts contests, matches, exhibitions, and showings, professional as well as amateur, to be conducted, held, given, or shown within the District of Columbia. The Commission is hereby given control, authority, and jurisdiction over all licenses and permits to hold boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, martial arts, and mixed martial arts contests, matches, and exhibitions for prizes or purses or in which a fee or price in money or value is charged or for which revenue of any type is received, and over all licenses or permits to participants in boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, martial arts, or mixed martial arts contests, matches or exhibitions; this section shall not be construed, however, to preclude the Commission from differentiating between professional and amateur contests, matches, and exhibitions and charitable and profit-seeking ventures on a reasonable basis. The Commission shall establish the criteria and procedures for the granting of licenses and permits under its jurisdiction and shall promulgate such criteria in accordance with Chapter 5 of Title 2.

(b) The Commission may exempt schools, colleges, or universities and similar amateur events from any and all of its rules upon proper application by such school, college, or university or by the manager or promoter of such amateur event.


(Oct. 8, 1975, D.C. Law 1-20, § 6, 23 DCR 1809; Feb. 26, 1976, D.C. Law 1-50, § 3, 22 DCR 5127; Sept. 29, 1988, D.C. Law 7-169, § 2(b), 35 DCR 5749; Feb. 22, 2019, D.C. Law 22-228, § 2(e), 66 DCR 200.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-605.

1973 Ed., § 2-1235.

Applicability

Section 7067 of D.C. Law 23-149 repealed section 3 of D.C. Law 22-228 that provided that the amendment of this section by D.C. Law 22-210 is subject to the includsion of the law' fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-228: § 3 of D.C. Law 22-228 provided that the change made to this section by § 2(e) of D.C. Law 22-228 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.