[§440E-10]  Licenses, limitations, renewals.  (a)  No mixed martial arts contest shall be conducted, held, or given unless all the parties participating, as designated in this chapter, are licensed by the director, and it shall be unlawful for any individual or promoter to participate in a contest in any capacity designated in this chapter unless the person is licensed to do so.

     (b)  The director may limit the number of licenses issued for any purpose as specified in this chapter and may limit the number of mixed martial arts contests conducted, held, or given in any county.

     (c)  All licenses shall be for a period of not more than two years and all licenses shall expire on June 30 of each odd‑numbered year.

     (d)  The director, at the director's discretion and upon application and payment of fees by the licensee, may renew a license for the following biennium.  Failure to timely apply for renewal of any license shall result in the automatic forfeiture of the license.  Any applicant whose license has been forfeited shall file an application for a new license and meet all current requirements, including successful passage of the examination, as the case may be, for the license.

     (e)  Every individual or promoter licensed under this chapter shall be subject to the rules adopted by the director. [L 2007, c 279, pt of §1]