|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2012||referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 22, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 21, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 20, 2012||1st report cal.377|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation|
|Jun 24, 2011||committed to rules|
|Jun 13, 2011||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 07, 2011||2nd report cal.|
|Jun 06, 2011||1st report cal.1005|
|Jan 31, 2011||referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation|
senate Bill S2708
Exempts white collar boxing from regulation by the state boxing commission
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Jun 20, 2012 - floor VoteS2708582floor58Aye2Nay0Absent2Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Jun 20, 2012aye (58)
Mar 20, 2012 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee VoteS2708131committee13Aye1Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
Jun 6, 2011 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee VoteS2708130committee13Aye0Nay1Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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S2708 - Bill Details
S2708 - Bill Texts
Exempts white collar boxing from regulation by the state boxing commission; provides that a "white collar boxer" is a person who is not a professional boxer or an amateur registered with the U.S. Amateur Boxing Federation, and who engages in boxing or sparring contests and exhibitions where no cash prizes having a value of more than $35 are given or prizes in excess of an amount established by the United States White Collar Boxing, Inc.
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TITLE OF BILL:
to amend chapter 912 of the laws of 1920 allowing and regulating boxing,
sparring and wrestling matches, and establishing a state boxing
commission, in relation to exempting white collar boxers from the
provisions of such act
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one adds white collar boxing contests and exhibitions to the
list of events which are excepted from the provisions of chapter 912
of the laws of 1920, defines white collar boxing, and places
regulation of such events under the supervision of United States
White Collar Boxing, Inc.
Section two establishes the effective date.
"White Collar Boxing" is the term used to refer to branch of
"competitive" boxing in which athletes who are neither professional
nor amateur boxers train and participate in boxing exhibitions and
contests. Many of the participants are professionals such as lawyers
and bankers, hence the term "white collar boxing."
White collar boxing began at Gleason's, the famous Brooklyn gym, and
has grown immensely both nationally and internationally. In fact,
white collar boxing has become an important source of income for gyms
which are facing high rents and other expenses.
White collar boxers make up an overwhelming percentage of membership
at many gyms (at least 80% according to Boxing News), and the entry
and admission fees collected during events offer a supplemental
stream of income.
While popular and lucrative, white collar boxing events were never
technically legal. Under current law, all boxing related events and
exhibitions must be supervised by the New York State Athletic
Commission, with certain exceptions. There is no specific
exception for white collar boxing, and as a result, NYSAC began to
shut down events it learned of, essentially dealing a death knell to
white collar boxing in New York.
This legislation would create an exception for white collar boxing
under sponsorship of United States White Collar Boxing, Inc. By doing
so, it will allow white collar boxing to return to New York, not only
giving busy professionals an athletic form of stress relief but also
helping to ensure the survival of boxing gyms across the state.
S.7871 of 2006 - Passed Senate
S.450 of 2007 - Passed Senate
S.450 of 2008 - Referred to Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
Parks & Recreation
S.1596 of 2009-10 - Referred to Cultural Affairs, Tourism & Recreation
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2708 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 31, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation AN ACT to amend chapter 912 of the laws of 1920 allowing and regulating boxing, sparring and wrestling matches, and establishing a state boxing commission, in relation to exempting white collar boxers from the provisions of such act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 31 of chapter 912 of the laws of 1920 allowing and regulating boxing, sparring and wrestling matches, and establishing a state boxing commission, as amended by chapter 437 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: S 31. Exceptions. The provisions of this act except as provided in section 29 of this act shall not be construed to apply to any sparring or boxing contest or exhibition conducted under the supervision or the control of the New York state national guard or naval militia where all of the contestants are members of the active militia; nor to any such contest or exhibition where the contestants are all amateurs, sponsored by or under the supervision of any university, college, school or other institution of learning, recognized by the regents of the state of New York; nor to any such contest or exhibitions where the contestants are all amateurs sponsored by or under the supervision of the U. S. Amateur Boxing Federation or its local affiliates or the American Olympic Asso- ciation; NOR TO ANY SUCH CONTEST OR EXHIBITION WHERE THE CONTESTANTS ARE ALL WHITE COLLAR BOXERS SPONSORED BY OR UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF UNITED STATES WHITE COLLAR BOXING, INC.; nor except as to the extent provided in sections 5, 9, 19, 20, 28-a, 28-b and 33 of this act, to any profes- sional wrestling contest or exhibition as defined in this act. For the purpose of this act, an amateur is deemed to mean a person who engages in boxing, sparring or wrestling contests and exhibitions where no cash EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06105-01-1 S. 2708 2 prizes are awarded to participants, and where the prize competed for shall not in value exceed thirty-five dollars or, in boxing, a maximum amount established by the U.S. Amateur Boxing Federation. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ACT, "WHITE COLLAR BOXER" SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHO IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL BOXER NOR AN AMATEUR REGISTERED WITH THE U.S. AMATEUR BOXING FEDERATION, AND WHO ENGAGES IN BOXING OR SPARRING CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS WHERE NO CASH PRIZES ARE AWARDED TO PARTIC- IPANTS, AND WHERE THE PRIZE COMPETED FOR SHALL NOT EXCEED, IN VALUE, THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS OR A MAXIMUM AMOUNT ESTABLISHED BY UNITED STATES WHITE COLLAR BOXING, INC. Any individual, association, corporation or club, except elementary or high schools or equivalent institutions of learning recognized by the regents of the state of New York, who or which conducts an amateur contest OR A WHITE COLLAR BOXING CONTEST pursuant to this section must register with THE APPROPRIATE SANCTIONING BODY, NAMELY the U. S. Amateur Boxing Federation or its local affiliates OR UNITED STATES WHITE COLLAR BOXING, INC. and abide by [its] THE rules and regulations OF THE APPROPRIATE SANCTIONING BODY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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