Senate Bill No. 96
(By Senators Bowman and Bailey)
[Originating in the Committee on Finance;
reported February 15, 1996.]
A BILL to amend and reenact sections six and seventeen, article
five-a, chapter twenty-nine of the code of West Virginia,
one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, all
relating to boxing matches and exhibitions; and increasing
pay for boxing officials.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That sections six and seventeen, article five-a, chapter
twenty-nine of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended and reenacted, all to
read as follows:
ARTICLE 5A. STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION.
§29-5A-6. Payment of official in charge.
The deputy, inspector or official designated by the
commission to be in charge of a boxing event shall be paid by the
promoter at a rate of
twenty-five seventy-five dollars for each
weigh-in ceremony and twenty-five seventy-five dollars for each
day of bouts. If a weigh-in occurs within three hours before the
boxing bouts are scheduled to begin, he or she will be paid only
twenty-five seventy-five dollars once for that particular night
or day's events.
§29-5A-17. Referee and judges; appointment by commission;
The chief official of the boxing match or exhibition shall
be the referee. The referee and judges shall be appointed by
the commission, and shall receive from the commission a card
authorizing them to act as such.
and No club shall may employ
or permit anyone to act as referee except one holding such a
card of authorization from the commission. The referee shall
have general supervision and control over the match or exhibition and shall be paid by the promoter not less than
twenty-five seventy-five dollars for each day or night's
services. The referee shall be limited to refereeing a maximum
of thirty rounds per day or night unless special consent is
given by the commission. Each judge shall be paid
dollars per day. Each timekeeper shall be paid fifty dollars
per day. Each inspector shall be paid fifty dollars per day.
Each judge, timekeeper and inspector shall be paid not less
than fifty dollars per day by the promoter.
(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase boxing
officials' pay to make their industry competitive.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be deleted
from present law and underscoring indicates language that would