§ 41-5-3.5 Inspections of premises and equipment required.
(a) No license shall be issued under § 41-5-1 unless the division of gaming and athletics licensing shall have inspected the building where the boxing or sparring match or exhibition is to be conducted and determined that the building is suitable for the proposed boxing or sparring match or exhibition. In determining suitability, the division shall consider the proposed location for the ring, the adequacy of the shower and dressing facilities for the performers, and all other matters relevant to the public welfare. The division shall re-inspect the premises within forty-eight (48) hours of the starting time for the first event in the licensed match or exhibition and, for good cause, may determine that the premises are no longer suitable, in which case the license for the match or exhibition shall be revoked absolutely or subject to reinstatement upon such terms and conditions as the division deems appropriate.
(b) At least four (4) hours prior to the starting time for the first event in a licensed boxing or sparring match or exhibition, the division shall examine all equipment to be used by the performers during the match or exhibition, including ring equipment, gloves, and protector cups. In the event that for good cause the division determines that the conduct of the match or exhibition with the equipment is not consistent with the highest regard for the safety and well-being of the performers or the public, the license for the match or exhibition shall be revoked absolutely or subject to reinstatement upon such terms and conditions as the division deems appropriate.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 399, § 2; P.L. 2016, ch. 528, § 5.)