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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 5, AMUSEMENTS, PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND MEETINGS

    Chapter 2A:

      Section: 5:2A-1: Definitions

           1. As used in this act:

a. "Attending physician" means a physician assigned to attend a boxing exhibition or performance pursuant to this act.

b. "Board" means the State Athletic Control Board established pursuant to section 3 of this act.

c. "Commissioner" means the commissioner appointed pursuant to section 5 of this act.

d. "Contest" means an engagement in which the participants strive in good faith to win.

e. "Council" means the State Athletic Control Board Medical Advisory Council established pursuant to section 8 of this act.

f. "Event" means any occurrence in which a boxer, wrestler, extreme wrestler, kick boxer or combative sports practitioner displays or exhibits his skills, performs or fights, but does not include professional wrestling except as provided in section 5 of P.L.1997, c.36 (C.5:2A-14.3).

g. "Exhibition" means an engagement in which the participants show or display their skills without necessarily striving to win, but does not include professional wrestling except as provided in section 5 of P.L.1997, c.36 (C.5:2A-14.3).

h. "Kick boxing or Thai boxing" means any professional sport where the use of hands or feet or other striking techniques are utilized to disable or cause injury to an opponent in a contest, exhibition, or performance.

i. "Combative sport" means any professional sport where participants intend to and actually inflict kicks, punches, blows, and other techniques to injure or disable an opponent in a contest, exhibition, or performance.

j. "Martial arts" means any discipline where the participants utilize kicks, punches, blows, and other techniques where the intent is not to injure or disable an opponent in a contest, exhibition, or performance.

k. "Physician" means an individual licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this State.

l. "Promoter" means any person, club, corporation or association, and in the case of a corporate promoter includes any officer, director, employee or stockholder thereof, who produces, arranges or stages any professional boxing, wrestling, extreme wrestling, kick boxing, or combative sports exhibition, event, performance or contest.

m. "Professional wrestling" means an activity in which participants struggle hand-to-hand primarily for the purpose of providing entertainment to spectators rather than conducting a bona fide athletic contest.

n. "Wrestling" means a bona fide athletic contest in which participants struggle hand-to-hand with the object of winning by throwing an opponent or scoring points and in which any purpose of providing entertainment is secondary.

o. "Extreme wrestling" means an activity in which participants struggle hand-to-hand and cut, slash or strike each other or themselves with an implement to intentionally cause bleeding or perform any intentional act which could reasonably be expected to cause bleeding, primarily for the purpose of providing entertainment to spectators rather than conducting a bona fide athletic contest.

L.1985,c.83,s.1; amended 1997, c.36, s.1; 2000, c.124, s.1.



This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.






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