assembly Bill A1981

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes protocols for combative sports; authorizes mixed martial arts events in this state

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
Jan 13, 2015 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development


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A1981 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4, 5-a & 6, add §5-b, Chap 912 of 1920; amd §§2, 11, 14-a & 50, add §18-d, Work Comp L; amd §§451 & 452, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8312, S5055

A1981 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes protocols for combative sports; authorizes mixed martial arts events in this state; establishes the New York Mixed Martial Arts Injury Compensation Fund, Inc.; establishes procedures for applications for licenses (view more) establishes penalties for violations; provides for benefits secured by the NYMMAICF; imposes taxes on gross receipts of such events.

A1981 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2015

Introduced  by M. of A. FARRELL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development

AN ACT to amend chapter 912 of the laws of 1920 relating  to  the  regu-
  lation  of boxing, sparring and wrestling, in relation to establishing
  protocols for combative sports  and  authorizing  mixed  martial  arts
  events  in  this  state;  and in relation to establishing the New York
  mixed martial arts injury compensation fund, inc.; to amend the  work-
  ers' compensation law, in relation to benefits secured by the New York
  mixed  martial arts injury compensation fund; to amend the tax law, in
  relation to the imposition of a tax  on  the  gross  receipts  of  any
  person holding any professional or amateur boxing, sparring or wrestl-
  ing  match  or  exhibition,  or professional combative sports match or
  exhibition; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expi-
  ration thereof


  Section  1.  Subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of section 4 of chapter 912
of the laws of 1920 relating to the regulation of boxing,  sparring  and
wrestling, subdivisions 2 and 6 as amended by chapter 437 of the laws of
2002  and subdivisions 3, 4 and 5 as added by chapter 603 of the laws of
1981, are amended to read as follows:
  2. The advisory board shall have power and it shall be the duty of the
board to prepare and submit to the commission for  approval  regulations
and  standards  for  the physical examination of professional boxers AND
tion,  pre-fight  and/or post-fight examinations and periodic comprehen-
sive examinations. The board shall continue  to  serve  in  an  advisory
capacity  to  the commission and from time to time prepare and submit to
the commission for approval, such additional regulations  and  standards
of  examination as in their judgment will safeguard the physical welfare
of professional boxers licensed by the commission.  The  advisory  board

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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