Florida State Boxing Commission
Important Information / Hot Topics
HB 773ER Highlights:
- Amends various provisions of ch. 548, F.S., regarding professional and amateur boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. It revises definitions, creates new exemptions from ch. 548, F.S. and amends the process for failure to submit to drug testing and purse forfeiture hearings pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act.
- Repeals all language related to:
- Booking Agents
- Representative of Booking Agents
- Foreign Co-promoter
- Amends post-event tax requirements, identifying circumstances under which certain post-event tax report documents are not required to be filed with the Commission, and revising the calculation of gross receipts, to include an exemption for complimentary tickets provided up to five percent of the seats designated for use at an event.
- Provides an emergency license suspension procedure and that all hearings held under ch. 548, F.S., be held in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
HB 775ER Highlights:
- Creates a public records exemption for information submitted to the Florida State Boxing Commission by a promoter, licensed pursuant to ch. 548, F.S., or obtained by the Commission through an audit of the promoter’s books and records, which is deemed "proprietary confidential business information."
- "Proprietary confidential business information" includes:
- The number of ticket sales for a match
- The amount of gross receipts after a match
- Trade secrets
- Business plans
- Internal and external audit reports
This chapter does not apply to any of the following:
- A match that does not allow full contact* if the match is limited to amateur participants.
- A match conducted or sponsored by a detachment of the Florida National Guard or the United States Armed Forces, if the match is limited to amateurs who are members of a company or detachment of the Florida National Guard of the United States Armed Forces.
- A match conducted or sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police, if the match is limited to amateurs and is held in conjunction with a charitable event.
- A match conducted by or between public postsecondary educational institutions or public K-12 schools, as described in s. 1000.04, if the match is limited to amateurs who are members of a school-sponsored club or team.
- A match conducted by the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Special Olympics, or the Junior Olympics, if the match is limited to amateurs who are competing in or attempting to qualify for the Olympics, Paralympics, Special Olympics, or Junior Olympics.
- A professional or amateur martial arts activity. As used in this subsection, the term "martial arts" means one of the traditional forms of self-defense or unarmed combat involving the use of physical skill and coordination, including, but not limited to, karate, aikido, judo, and kung fu. The term does not include mixed martial arts.
*"Full contact" means the use of strikes and blows during a match which:
- Are intended to break the plane of the receiving participant's or amateur's body;
- Are delivered to the head, face, neck, or body of the receiving participant or amateur;
- Cause the receiving participant or amateur to move in response to the strike or blow.
To apply and renew online, you must create an account first on our website at www.myfloridalicense.com. Once your account has been created online, you may apply or renew by following the steps outlined on our home page under “Apply For/Update Licenses” or “Renew Your License.” The process is designed to be simple and user-friendly so you may apply or renew easily and quickly. Furthermore, if you need assistance along the way, you can speak with a staff member by calling the Commission Office at (850) 488-8500.
Online Services allow customers to perform the following actions:
- Register with an email address and secure password
- Receive registration confirmation via email confirmation
- Link an existing license(s) to online profile
- Retrieve a forgotten password
- Answer eligibility questions to ensure you are using the correct application
- Attach necessary documents for licensure
- Receive an application summary and payment summary via email
- Check your application status
- Log in and finish an incomplete application before submission if you were not able to complete the application when initially applying
- Renew licenses
- Make payments
- Update an address
Licensees who have their email address on file can now expect to receive renewal reminders in their email inbox. In addition, license renewals may also be completed online to save time and postage costs.
We are excited about the deployment of this new option for our licensees. It’s important that we are doing all that we can to better serve you.
On March 14, 2013, Rule Chapter 61K1-4, Rules for Amateur Rules for Boxing, Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts became effective. These rules may be found at https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ChapterHome.asp?Chapter=61K1-4.
As required by Rule Chapter 61K1-4, Florida Administrative Code, advance notice for all amateur boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts events shall be filed by the amateur sanctioning organization at least ten (10) days before each match. Please click here for instructions regarding the online submission of advance notices for amateur events.