Chapter 03 - Territorial Boxing Commission

Chapter 03 - Territorial Boxing Commission

18.0301 Definitions.


When used in this chapter:

(a) “Commission” means the territorial boxing commission.

(b) “Person” includes any person, firm, copartnership, corporation, association or other organization, or any combination thereof.

18.0302 Territorial boxing commission-Membership.


(a) There is created the territorial boxing commission of American Samoa, consisting of a chairman and 6 members to be appointed by the Governor of American Samoa for a term of 3 years.

(b) At least 5 members of the commission shall be necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the majority vote of those present shall decide and issue.

18.0303 Territorial boxing commission-Meetings.


The commission shall meet at least 4 times each calendar year for the purpose of transacting business. Said meetings shall be held during the months of January, April, July, and October. Special meetings of the commission may be called at other times by the chairman at his discretion or upon written request of any 4 members of the commission. The chairman of the commission shall give each member of the commission 5 days’ written notice in advance of the time and place of all meetings.

18.0304 Territorial boxing commission-Powers.


The commission shall have power, subject to the provisions of this chapter:

(1) to cooperate with organizations and individuals engaged in the promotion and control of boxing;

(2) to supervise and regulate all boxing;

(3) to supervise and regulate boxing contests and training exhibitions in connection therewith for prizes or purses or where an admission is charged or received;

(4) to promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter;

(5) to issue or renew, or refuse to issue or renew, and to limit, modify or suspend and revoke any license provided for in this chapter;

(6) to hold hearings, compel the testimony of witnesses, order the production of documents and other tangible evidence and administer oaths and cite for contempt.

18.0305 License-Required.


No person may promote, manage, conduct, hold, give, or participate in any boxing exhibition, match, or contest without a license from the commission. All licenses issued pursuant to this chapter shall bear the date of issue, shall expire on 31 December next following the date of issue, and may be renewed annually.

18.0306 License-Refusal, revocation, suspension, modification, or limitation.


A license provided for in this chapter may be refused, revoked, suspended, modified, or limited for any one or combination of the following grounds:

(1) the conviction of a crime in connection with participation in, or promotion or management of, boxing exhibitions, matches or contests; a record of conviction or certified copy thereof by the clerk of the court or judge in which the conviction is obtained shall be conclusive evidence of the conviction;

(2) willful and deliberate violation of applicable laws, or rules and regulations of the commission, concerning supervision and control of boxing;

(3) fraud or misrepresentation in obtaining a license under this chapter;

(4) aiding and abetting the participation in or the promotion of boxing exhibition matches or contests by any person not authorized to conduct said exhibition match or contest under the provisions of this chapter.

18.0307 Procedures.


All procedures of the commission, and judicial review of said procedure, shall be conducted pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, 4.1001 et seq.

18.0308 Violation-Penalty.


Any person convicted of any violation of this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.