2020 Pennsylvania Consolidated & Unconsolidated Statutes
Chapter 21 - Regulation of Professional Wrestling Contests and Exhibitions
Section 2101 - Promoter's license

Universal Citation: 5 PA Cons Stat § 2101 (2020)

§ 2101. Promoter's license.

(a) Required.--No promoter shall conduct, hold or promote any professional wrestling contest or exhibition unless the promoter has first obtained a promoter's license from the commission. A promoter licensed under the act of July 1, 1989 (P.L.160, No.29), known as the Professional Wrestling Act, including a promoter deemed licensed under section 3(a) of that act, shall be deemed licensed under this subpart, unless the commission has suspended or revoked the license or the license has expired. A promoter's license shall be issued by the commission upon the filing by an applicant of the following:

(1) A license fee of $100.

(2) A surety bond as required under section 2102

(relating to promoter's bonding requirements).

(3) An application form stating the name, address, phone number, taxpayer identification number and nature of the entity applying for the license.

(b) Prohibition.--The commission shall not issue or renew a promoter's license to a person who has been convicted of or pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to any of the following offenses during the ten years preceding the application date:

(1) Bribery.

(2) Corrupt solicitation.

(3) Extortion.

(4) Perjury or subornation of perjury.

(5) Carrying a deadly weapon.

(6) Any offense set forth in 18 Pa.C.S. Ch. 43 Subch. A

(relating to definition of offenses generally), 55 (relating to riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses), 59

(relating to public indecency) or 63 (relating to minors).

(7) Bribery in athletic contests.

(8) Soliciting or accepting a bribe in athletic contests.

(9) Professional theft.

(10) Murder.

(11) Administering drugs.

(12) Rape.

(13) Indecent assault.

(14) Kidnapping.

(15) Any offense involving the use, sale or delivery of narcotics.

(c) Renewal.--A promoter's license shall be renewed annually upon payment of a license fee of $100 to the Athletic Commission Augmentation Account. The license shall expire on December 31 next following issuance.

(d) Reports.--At least ten days before the scheduled date of any professional wrestling contest or exhibition, the promoter of the contest or exhibition shall notify the commission in writing of the date, time and location of the event.

(e) Suspension.--Upon conviction of a promoter for any violation of this subpart, the commission shall suspend the promoter's license for a period as follows:

(1) For an offense other than as provided in paragraph

(2), 60 days.

(2) For an offense committed within 12 months after conviction of a prior offense, 90 days.

(f) Revocation.--Upon conviction of a promoter of a violation of this subpart committed within 12 months after conviction of a violation as defined under subsection (e)(2), the commission shall revoke the promoter's license. The license shall not be reissued prior to the expiration of one year from the effective date of revocation.

(g) Promoting without a license.--The commission may issue an order prohibiting a promoter from holding or promoting a professional wrestling contest or exhibition without having obtained the promoter's license required under subsection (a). If it is determined the respondent has engaged in the promotion of any professional contest or exhibition without having first obtained a promoter's license from the commission, the court, on petition by the commission, shall enjoin him from such activities unless and until he has been duly licensed. The procedure in such cases shall be the same as in any other injunction suit. The remedies under this subsection are in addition to any other remedies under this part.

Cross References. Section 2101 is referred to in section 2109 of this title.

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