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58 Pa. Code § 3.4. Announcers.

§ 3.4. Announcers.

 (a)  The Commission will license announcers of events under its jurisdiction, except that in emergencies and in the case of amateur events, competent unlicensed announcers may be used. The promoter or sponsor of the event shall assign announcers to events.

 (b)  Announcers shall be responsible to the Commission in the discharge of their duties and shall accept directions only from a commissioner or the Executive Director.

 (c)  The Commission will set fees payable to announcers assigned to serve at events. The promoters of professional events and the sponsors of amateur events shall pay the fees.

 (d)  An announcer assigned to an event shall remain at ringside while the event is in progress, shall maintain close liaison with a commissioner or the Executive Director during the period, and shall carefully follow the directions of a commissioner or the Executive Director at all times.

 (e)  Announcers shall be neatly and appropriately dressed while discharging their duties.

 (f)  Announcers shall display strict impartiality in word and action while serving at events under Commission jurisdiction.

 (g)  Announcers shall make neither special announcements nor introductions of persons other than participants and officials without first obtaining the approval of a commissioner or the Executive Director.

 (h)  The announcer shall announce from the ring at each event under the jurisdiction of the Commission the fact of jurisdiction, the names of the officials assigned to the event, the name and official weight before each contest of each participant and other pertinent information as directed by a commissioner or the Executive Director.

 (i)  Only an assigned announcer may make an announcement from the ring unless another person is specifically authorized by a commissioner or the Executive Director.

 (j)  The announcer shall promptly collect the official score card from the Executive Director or an inspector at the conclusion of each contest. The announcer shall announce the scoring by each official and the final decision reached. The announcer shall announce whether the decision is unanimous, a split decision or a draw at the end of contests other than the main events. In the event of a knockout or a technical knockout, the announcer shall announce the result and the time and the round of the termination of the contest.


   The provisions of this §  3.4 amended under the Athletic Code, 5 Pa.C.S. §  103(b)(1).


   The provisions of this §  3.4 adopted March 11, 1946; amended through November 1, 1966; amended November 10, 1978, effective November 11, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 3094; amended May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2443. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (251519) to (251520).

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