§440-10 Licenses, promoters. (a) Any individual or club may apply to the commission for a license to conduct, hold, or give professional boxing contests. The application shall be in writing, addressed to the commission, and signed by the applicant, or if the applicant is a club, by a duly authorized officer, partner, or member thereof, and shall include the following:
(1) Evidence of financial integrity in accordance with rules adopted by the commission pursuant to chapter 91; and
(2) Proof that the applicant has currently satisfied all of the applicable requirements of the department's business registration division.
(b) The application shall contain a recital of the facts as may be specified by the commission in order for it to determine whether or not the applicant possesses the necessary physical, mental, moral, and financial qualifications to entitle the applicant to a license.
(c) The commission shall not issue any license to conduct, hold, or give boxing contests unless it is satisfied that the applicant has complied with the conditions of this chapter, possesses the necessary qualifications for a license, and is the real party in interest, and intends to conduct, hold, or give the contests or matches itself. The commission shall not issue a promoter's license to an applicant if the applicant or any of the applicant's officers, partners, members, or associates have been convicted of any crime related to gambling or a crime that is directly related to the person's performance in the sport of boxing.
(d) A license may be revoked at any time if the commission finds after a hearing that: the licensee is not the real party in interest or has not complied with this chapter or the rules of the commission; or the licensee or any of the licensee's officers, partners, members, or associates have been convicted of any crime related to gambling or a crime that is directly related to the person's performance in the sport of boxing.
(e) Every license shall be subject to this chapter and the rules of the commission. [L 1929, c 216, §11; RL 1935, §6998; RL 1945, §7559; am L 1949, c 264, §5; RL 1955, §165-10; HRS §440-10; am L 1983, c 241, §8; am L 1986, c 135, §7; am L 1997, c 40, §5; am L 2004, c 135, §9]