Delaware Code Title 28. Sports and Amusements § 103. Rules and regulations

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(a) In the interest and for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare, the Division of Professional Regulation shall promulgate and enforce rules and regulations relating to the regulation of combative sports and combative sports entertainment events in Delaware.

(b) The Division shall have the following powers and duties related to the regulation of combative sports and combative sporting entertainment events:

(1) To make and publish rules regulating all professional and amateur combative sports and combative sports entertainment events held in the State, and such rules shall have the force and effect of law;

(2) To accept applications for and issue licenses and permits for combative sports or combative sports entertainment events held in the State. Such licenses and permits shall be issued in accordance with rules duly adopted by the Division;

(3) To suspend or revoke licenses and to fine licensees or permittees for any violation of this statute or any regulation made pursuant thereto;

(4) To charge fees to be determined by the Director of any license or permit authorized hereby;  and the amount charged for fees imposed under this chapter shall approximate and reasonably reflect costs necessary to defray the expenses of the Council, as well as the proportional expenses incurred by the Division.  There shall be a separate fee charged for each service or activity, but no fee shall be charged for a purpose not specified in this chapter;

(5) To establish reasonable qualifications for any applicant seeking a license or permit, or to be registered, pursuant to this chapter;

(6) To establish criteria to determine whether and when a bond shall be posted by a permittee or licensee, the amount of any bond it requires to be posted, and any other conditions relating to the posting of a bond, including those relative to any waiver or exclusion from such posting requirement;

(7) To provide for the designation and assignment of an agent who shall:

a. Be present at all times during any combative sports or combative sports entertainment event to which that agent is assigned;

b. Represent the State and act on behalf of the Division at such event for all reasons consistent with the Division’s authority under this chapter;  and

c. Exercise and enforce this chapter and the Division’s regulations including, but not limited to:

1. The authority to veto the decisions of event officials and participants for good cause;  and

2. The authority to halt any or all matches undertaken during the event, or to halt the entire event.

d. Any such agent, and any of its authorized representatives and employees, shall be treated as an agency of the State and/or a public officer or employee of the State, for purposes of subchapter I of Chapter 40 of Title 10;

(8) To be present at licensed and permitted events in all areas where contestants are prepared and evaluated, including dressing rooms and ringside;

(9) To veto the decisions of event officials and participants for good cause; and the authority to halt any or all matches undertaken during the event, or to halt the entire event for good cause.

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