Kan. Admin. Regs. § 128-1-1 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) "Accidental foul" means any action specified in K.A.R. 128-6-1(qq), K.A.R. 128-6-2(x), or K.A.R. 128-6-4(q) that occurs during a contest if the referee determines that the action is done unintentionally.
(b) "Accidental injury" means an unintentional harm to an individual.
(c) "Act" means the Kansas professional regulated sports act, K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-50,181 et seq., and amendments thereto.
(d) "Amateur" means a contestant who has never accepted money or other remuneration for participating in a regulated sports competition and has not previously been licensed as a professional in Kansas or any other jurisdiction.
(e) "Announcer" means the person who is responsible for announcing the names of the officials and the contestants, the contestants' weights, and the decisions of the referee and judges for one or more bouts during a contest.
(f) "Athlete" means an individual who is applying for a license to be a contestant or an individual that holds a contestant's license.
(g) "Boxing commissioner" and "commissioner" mean the individual appointed by the commission pursuant to K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-50,184 and amendments thereto. This individual shall have oversight of all contests.
(h) "Chief inspector" means a person who is appointed by the boxing commissioner to supervise the inspectors at contests.
(i) "Co-main event" means a bout of the same importance as that of the main event.
(j) "Contestant" has the meaning specified in K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-50,182 and amendments thereto.
(k) "Contract inspector" means an inspector hired by the commission on a per-event basis who agrees to attend events and perform all duties pursuant to all applicable statutes and regulations.
(l) "Event" means an exhibition, contest, demonstration, match, performance, sparring, tournament, show, smoker, or other presentation of regulated sports for which a permit is required, whether or not an admission fee is charged.
(m) "Inspector" means a person who is appointed by the commission to attend contests and events to ensure that the licensees of the commission adhere to all applicable statutes and regulations.
(n) "Intentional foul" means any action specified in K.A.R. 128-6-1(qq), K.A.R. 128-6-2(x), or K.A.R. 128-6-4(q) that occurs during a contest if the referee determines that the action is done deliberately.
(o) "Judge" means a person who is licensed by the commission and who serves as a member of a panel, which shall consist of three judges responsible for determining a decision in each bout of a contest.
(p) "Low blow" means a strike below the belt line.
(q) "Main event" means the bout that is advertised as the most important during a contest.
(r) "Majority decision" means a decision in which two of the three judges decide in favor of one contestant, while the third judge calls the bout a draw. The decision is recorded as a win in the contestant's fight record.
(s) "Majority draw" means a decision by the judges in which the scorecard of one of the three judges favors one contestant, while the other two judges' scorecards have the bout scored as a tie. The decision is recorded as a draw on each contestant's fight record.
(t) "Manager" means the person who is licensed by the commission and meets one of the following conditions:
(1) Procures, arranges, or conducts a professional contest or exhibition for participation by a contestant; or
(2) for compensation, undertakes to represent the interest of a contestant, by contract, agreement, or other arrangement.
(u) "Matchmaker" means the person who is licensed by the commission, hired by a promoter, and responsible for selecting the contestants for each bout of a contest on the basis of the contestants' weights and relative levels of experience.
(v) "Mixed martial arts," as defined by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-50,182 and amendments thereto, shall include any form of unarmed combat involving the use of a combination of techniques including grappling, kicking and striking, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, and various disciplines of the martial arts including karate, kung fu, tae kwon do, jiujitsu, or any combination of these.
(w) "No-contest decision" means a decision made by a referee, before the completion of the fourth round in a boxing or kickboxing contest and before the completion of the second round in a mixed martial arts contest, that the contest must be stopped and has no winner.
(x) "Official" means any referee, judge, announcer, timekeeper, or physician as those terms are defined in this regulation.
(y) "Permit" means a written authorization or license from the commission pursuant to K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-50,189, and amendments thereto, for a promoter to hold an event or a professional wrestling performance in Kansas.
(z) "Physician" means an individual who meets the applicable requirements of K.A.R. 128-2-7.
(aa) "Prize" means a material offering or award given for superiority or excellence in competition, including a belt, trophy, or monetary award. Receipt of a prize by an amateur shall not cause the amateur to be deemed a professional, unless the prize is a monetary award.
(bb) "Promoter" means a person, association, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or any other form of business entity that meets the following requirements:
(1) Is licensed by the commission;
(2) arranges, advertises, or conducts events or professional wrestling performances; and
(3) is responsible for obtaining a permit for each contest and for payment of all applicable state athletic fees.
(cc) "Promotion" means a contest for which tickets or items of nominal value are sold or given for admission to the contest.
(dd) "Purse" means the contracted award or any other remuneration that contestants receive for participating in a bout of a contest. This term shall include each contestant's share of any payment received for radio broadcasting, television, or motion picture rights.
(ee) "Referee" means the person who is licensed by the commission and is in charge of enforcing all commission regulations that apply to the conduct of each bout in a contest and to the conduct of the contestants and seconds while these individuals are in the ring.
(ff) "Round" means the period within a bout that occurs between two consecutive rest periods.
(gg) "Second" means an individual who is licensed by the commission and attends to a contestant between the rounds of a bout during a contest. This term shall include cut men, corner men, and trainers.
(hh) "Smoker" means an event at which contestants gather informally for noncompetitive sparring.
(ii) "Split decision" means a decision in which two of the three judges decide in favor of one contestant, while the third judge determines the other contestant to be the winner. A split decision is recorded as a win in the fight record of the contestant whom two of the judges deem the winner.
(jj) "Split draw" means a decision by the judges when a bout has reached its scheduled end in which one judge scores the bout in favor of one contestant, another judge scores the bout for the opposing contestant, and the remaining judge scores the bout as a tie. The contest has no winner, and the contest is recorded as a tie, which is also known as a draw, towards each contestant's record.
(kk) "Tapout" means a verbal or physical signal by a contestant indicating that the contestant is forfeiting the bout.
(ll) "Technical decision" means a decision that is rendered by the referee if a contest is ended, after the fourth round has been completed, because of an accidental foul.
(mm) "Technical draw" means a decision that is rendered by the judges after a bout is completed and the contestants' scores are equal. The contest has no winner.
(nn) "Technical knockout" means the termination of a bout by the referee, who declares a winner for a reason that may consist of any of the following:
(1) It is the judgment of the physician, a contestant's second, or the referee that a contestant cannot continue fighting without sustaining serious or disabling injury.
(2) A contestant fails to engage the opponent for a reason other than that specified in paragraph (nn) (1).
(3) A contestant is disqualified.
(oo) "Technical submission" means that the referee or physician stops a fight because a contestant has sustained an injury or becomes unconscious while in an act of surrendering to a hold by the contestant's opponent.
(pp) "Ten-point must system" means a method of scoring a regulated sports contest.
(qq) "Ticket" means the part of a ticket, actually or electronically inventoried, retained by a promoter upon a person's entrance to an event.
(rr) "Ticket stub" means that part of a ticket retained by a person entering an event after the ticket has been collected.
(ss) "Timekeeper" means the person who is licensed by the commission and is responsible for keeping accurate time during each round of a bout in a contest. The timekeeper works in conjunction with the referee for any knockdown count required during the bout.
(tt) "Trainer" means any person primarily responsible for teaching, conditioning, and instructing an unarmed combatant.
(uu) "Unarmed combat" shall include boxing, kickbox-ing, karate, mixed martial arts, and any form of competition in which a blow that can reasonably be expected to inflict injury usually is struck and no weapon is used. This term shall not include professional wrestling.
(vv) "Unarmed combatant" means any contestant who engages in unarmed combat in a match or exhibition, whether or not the person receives remuneration. The term shall not include professional wrestlers.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 128-1-1
Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-50,187; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-50,186; effective, T-128-12-28-07, Jan. 14, 2008; effective April 4, 2008; amended Dec. 20, 2013.

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