2005 California Business and Professions Code Sections 18800-18827 Article 12. Revenue and Fiscal Affairs
18800. As of July 1, 2004, all moneys received by the commission under this chapter shall be accounted for and reported by detailed statements furnished by the commission to the Controller at least once a month. At the same time, these moneys, other than those that have been received by the commission pursuant to Section 18882, shall be remitted to the Treasurer and shall be deposited in the Athletic Commission Fund, which is hereby created. 18801. The salaries and expenses of the members and employees, and the operating expenses of the commission shall be paid by the Treasurer on the warrant of the Controller from the funds appropriated therefor upon the certification of the executive officer. 18802. The commission is, with respect to accounting, auditing, budget, financial and personal matters, subject to all laws and requirements now or hereafter imposed by law upon, or applicable to state agencies. 18804. The application and renewal fee for a license to promote or conduct a professional contest or exhibition shall be one thousand dollars ($1,000). 18805. The application and renewal fee for a license to promote or conduct amateur boxing contests shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250). 18806. The application and renewal fee for a boxing, kickboxing, or martial arts matchmaker's license shall be two hundred dollars ($200). 18807. The application and renewal fee for a boxing, kickboxing, or martial arts assistant matchmaker's license shall be two hundred dollars ($200). 18808. The application and renewal fee for a booking agent's license shall be two hundred dollars ($200). 18809. The application and renewal fee for a professional boxer, kickboxer, or martial arts fighter license shall be sixty dollars ($60). 18810. The application and renewal fee for a boxing, kickboxing, and martial arts manager's license shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150). 18811. The application and renewal fee for a boxing, kickboxing, and martial arts trainer's license, chief second's and second's license shall be fifty dollars ($50). 18812. The application and renewal fee for a professional boxing, kickboxing, and martial arts referee's or judge's license shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150). 18813. The application and renewal fee for an amateur boxing, kickboxing, and martial arts referee's and judge's license shall be seventy-five dollars ($75). 18814. The application and renewal fee for a timekeeper's license shall be fifty dollars ($50) unless the commission establishes a lower fee by regulation. 18815. The application and renewal fee for a sparring permit shall be twenty-five dollars ($25). 18817. The application and renewal fee for professional boxers' training gymnasium shall not exceed two hundred dollars ($200). 18819. The fee for a simultaneous telecast permit under Section 18831 shall be fifty dollars ($50) per event. 18822. A license may be renewed at any time prior to midnight on December 31 of the year in which it was issued. If not renewed, the license shall expire at that time. 18824. (a) Except as provided in Sections 18646 and 18832, every person who conducts a contest or wrestling exhibition shall, within 72 hours after the determination of every contest or wrestling exhibition for which admission is charged and received, furnish to the commission a written report executed under penalty of perjury by one of the officers, showing the amount of the gross receipts, not to exceed two million dollars ($2,000,000), and the gross price for the contest or wrestling exhibition charged directly or indirectly and no matter by whom received, for the sale, lease, or other exploitation of broadcasting and television rights of the contest or wrestling exhibition, and without any deductions, except for expenses incurred for one broadcast announcer, telephone line connection, and transmission mobile equipment facility, which may be deducted from the gross taxable base when those expenses are approved by the commission. The person shall also, within the same time, pay to the commission a fee of 5 percent, exclusive of any federal taxes paid thereon, of the amount paid for admission to the contest or wrestling exhibition, except that for any one boxing contest, the fee shall not exceed the amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), and a fee of up to 5 percent of the gross price as described above for the sale, lease, or other exploitation of broadcasting or television rights thereof, except that in no case shall the fee be less than one thousand dollars ($1,000). The minimum fee for an amateur contest or exhibition shall not be less than five hundred dollars ($500). The amount of the gross receipts upon which the fee provided for in this section is calculated shall not include any assessments levied by the commission under Section 18711. The fee on admission shall apply to the amount actually paid for admission and not to the regular established price. No fee is due in the case of a person admitted free of charge. However, if the total number of persons admitted free of charge to a boxing, kickboxing, or martial arts contest or wrestling exhibition exceeds 25 percent of the total number of spectators, then a fee of one dollar ($1) per complimentary ticket or pass used to gain admission to the contest shall be paid to the commission for each complimentary ticket or pass that exceeds the numerical total of 25 percent of the total number of spectators. (b) If the fee on admissions for any one boxing contest exceeds seventy thousand dollars ($70,000), the amount in excess of seventy thousand dollars ($70,000) shall be paid one-half to the commission and one-half to the Boxers' Pension Fund. (c) As used in this section, "person" includes a promoter, club, individual, corporation, partnership, association, or other organization, and "wrestling exhibition" means a performance of wrestling skills and techniques by two or more individuals, to which admission is charged or which is broadcast or televised, in which the participating individuals are not required to use their best efforts in order to win, and for which the winner may have been selected before the performance commences. 18825. An inspector or other representative of the commission duly authorized by the executive officer shall be admitted to the box office, and is authorized to assist in the counting of tickets and in the computation of the tax due thereon, and to take any other action necessary for the administration and enforcement of this chapter. The inspector or other representative shall immediately mail to the commission the official statement of gross receipts received by him or her from the promoter. 18826. Whenever any promoter fails to make a report of any contest or wrestling exhibition within the period prescribed by this chapter, or whenever such report is unsatisfactory to the commission, the executive officer, or his or her duly authorized representative may examine, or cause to be examined, the books and records of the promoter and any other persons or organizations, and subpoena and examine under oath, such persons for the purpose of determining the total amount of the gross receipts for any contest or wrestling exhibition and the amount of tax due pursuant to this chapter, which tax he or she may fix and determine as a result of such examination. 18827. If a promoter fails to pay any tax ascertained to be due under this chapter, in addition to the costs of the examination under Section 18826, if any, within 30 days after receipt of notice by the executive officer, the commission may without hearing revoke or suspend the promoter's license and authorize the Attorney General to bring an action in superior court to collect the amount due, any fines authorized by this chapter, and attorney's fees. The action shall be speedily determined by the court and shall take precedence over all matters pending therein except criminal cases, applications for injunction or other matters to which special precedence has been given by law.
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