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225 ILCS 105/8

    (225 ILCS 105/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 5008)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 8. Permits.
    (a) A promoter who desires to obtain a permit to conduct a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall apply to the Department at least 20 days prior to the event, in writing, on forms furnished by the Department. The application shall be accompanied by the required fee and shall contain, but not be limited to, the following information to be submitted at times specified by rule:
        (1) the legal names and addresses of the promoter;
        (2) the name of the matchmaker;
        (3) the time and exact location of the professional
    
or amateur contest, or a combination of both. It is the responsibility of the promoter to ensure that the building to be used for the event complies with all laws, ordinances, and regulations in the city, town, village, or county where the contest is to be held;
        (4) proof of adequate security measures, as
    
determined by Department rule, to ensure the protection of the safety of contestants and the general public while attending professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both;
        (5) proof of adequate medical supervision, as
    
determined by Department rule, to ensure the protection of the health and safety of professionals' or amateurs' while participating in the contest;
        (6) the names of the professionals or amateurs
    
competing subject to Department approval;
        (7) proof of insurance for not less than $50,000 as
    
further defined by rule for each professional or amateur participating in a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both; insurance required under this paragraph (7) shall cover (i) hospital, medication, physician, and other such expenses as would accrue in the treatment of an injury as a result of the professional or amateur contest; (ii) payment to the estate of the professional or amateur in the event of his or her death as a result of his or her participation in the professional or amateur contest; and (iii) accidental death and dismemberment; the terms of the insurance coverage must not require the contestant to pay a deductible. The promoter may not carry an insurance policy with a deductible in an amount greater than $500 for the medical, surgical, or hospital care for injuries a contestant sustains while engaged in a contest, and if a licensed or registered contestant pays for the medical, surgical, or hospital care, the insurance proceeds must be paid to the contestant or his or her beneficiaries as reimbursement for such payment;
        (8) the amount of the purses to be paid to the
    
professionals for the event; the Department shall adopt rules for payment of the purses;
        (9) organizational or internationally accepted rules,
    
per discipline, for professional or amateur full-contact martial arts contests where the Department does not provide the rules;
        (10) proof of contract indicating the requisite
    
registration and sanctioning by a Department approved sanctioning body for any full-contact martial arts contest with scheduled amateur bouts; and
        (11) any other information that the Department may
    
require to determine whether a permit shall be issued.
    (b) The Department may issue a permit to any promoter who meets the requirements of this Act and the rules. The permit shall only be issued for a specific date and location of a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, and shall not be transferable. The Department may allow a promoter to amend a permit application to hold a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, in a different location other than the application specifies and may allow the promoter to substitute professionals or amateurs, respectively.
    (c) The Department shall be responsible for assigning the judges, timekeepers, referees, and physicians, for a professional contest. Compensation shall be determined by the Department, and it shall be the responsibility of the promoter to pay the individuals utilized.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 8. Permits.
    (a) A promoter who desires to obtain a permit to conduct a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall apply to the Department at least 30 calendar days prior to the event, in writing or electronically, on forms prescribed by the Department. The application shall be accompanied by the required fee and shall contain, but not be limited to, the following information to be submitted at times specified by rule:
        (1) the legal names and addresses of the promoter;
        (2) the name of the matchmaker;
        (3) the time and exact location of the professional
    
or amateur contest, or a combination of both. It is the responsibility of the promoter to ensure that the building to be used for the event complies with all laws, ordinances, and regulations in the city, town, village, or county where the contest is to be held;
        (4) the signed and executed copy of the event venue
    
lease agreement; and
        (5) the initial list of names of the professionals or
    
amateurs competing subject to Department approval.
    (b) The Department may issue a permit to any promoter who meets the requirements of this Act and the rules. The permit shall only be issued for a specific date and location of a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, and shall not be transferable. The Department may allow a promoter to amend a permit application to hold a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, in a different location other than the application specifies if all requirements of this Section are met, waiving the 30-day provision of subsection (a).
    (c) The Department shall be responsible for assigning the judges, timekeepers, referees, and physicians for a professional contest, an amateur contest, or a combination of both. Compensation shall be determined by the Department, and it shall be the responsibility of the promoter to pay the individuals utilized.
    (d) The promoter shall submit the following documents to the Department at times specified by rule:
        (1) proof of adequate security measures, as
    
determined by rule, to ensure the protection of the safety of contestants and the general public while attending professional contests, amateur contests, or a combination of both;
        (2) proof of adequate medical supervision, as
    
determined by rule, to ensure the protection of the health and safety of professionals or amateurs while participating in contests;
        (3) the complete and final list of names of the
    
professionals or amateurs competing, subject to Department approval, which shall be submitted up to 48 hours prior to the event date specified in the permit;
        (4) proof of insurance for not less than $50,000 as
    
further defined by rule for each professional or amateur participating in a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both; insurance required under this paragraph shall cover: (i) hospital, medication, physician, and other such expenses as would accrue in the treatment of an injury as a result of the professional or amateur contest; (ii) payment to the estate of the professional or amateur in the event of his or her death as a result of his or her participation in the professional or amateur contest; and (iii) accidental death and dismemberment; the terms of the insurance coverage shall require the promoter, not the licensed contestant, to pay the policy deductible for the medical, surgical, or hospital care of a contestant for injuries a contestant sustained while engaged in a contest; if a licensed contestant pays for the medical, surgical, or hospital care, the insurance proceeds shall be paid to the contestant or his or her beneficiaries as reimbursement for such payment;
        (5) the amount of the purses to be paid to the
    
professionals for the event as determined by rule;
        (6) organizational or internationally accepted
    
rules, per discipline, for professional or amateur full-contact martial arts contests if the Department does not provide the rules for Department approval; and
        (7) any other information the Department may
    
require, as determined by rule, to issue a permit.
    (e) If the accuracy, relevance, or sufficiency of any submitted documentation is questioned by the Department because of lack of information, discrepancies, or conflicts in information given or a need for clarification, the promoter seeking a permit may be required to provide additional information.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)