senate Bill S2159

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Jun 25, 2015 committed to rules
Jun 09, 2015 amended on third reading (t) 2159a
Jun 09, 2015 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 24, 2015 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 23, 2015 advanced to third reading
Mar 19, 2015 2nd report cal.
Mar 18, 2015 1st report cal.273
Mar 03, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Jan 21, 2015 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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Mar 18, 2015 - Finance committee Vote

S2159
23
8
committee
23
Aye
8
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 3, 2015 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S2159
9
3
committee
9
Aye
3
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: Mar 3, 2015

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

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S2159 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
Boxing
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 40 §§900 & 901 to be Art 43 §§1200 & 1201, add Art 41 §§1000 - 1022, Gen Bus L; amd §§451, 452, 1105, 1820 & Art 19 Head, Tax L; amd §106, ABC L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6502

S2159 - Summary

Establishes protocols for combative sports; authorizes mixed martial arts events in this state; establishes procedures for applications for licenses; establishes penalties for violations (view more) imposes taxes on gross receipts of such events.

S2159 - Sponsor Memo

S2159 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2159

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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 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; to amend the tax law, in relation to the imposi-
  tion  of a tax on the gross receipts of any person holding any profes-
  sional or amateur boxing, sparring or wrestling match  or  exhibition,
  or professional combative sports match or exhibition; and to amend the
  alcoholic  beverage  control  law,  in relation to allowing matches or
  exhibitions on the premises of certain licensees

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  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
PROFESSIONAL COMBATIVE SPORTS PARTICIPANTS  including,  without  limita-
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
shall  recommend  to  the  commission  from  time to time such qualified
physicians, for the  purpose  of  conducting  physical  examinations  of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05199-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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S2159A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
Boxing
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 40 §§900 & 901 to be Art 43 §§1200 & 1201, add Art 41 §§1000 - 1022, Gen Bus L; amd §§451, 452, 1105, 1820 & Art 19 Head, Tax L; amd §106, ABC L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6502

S2159A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes protocols for combative sports; authorizes mixed martial arts events in this state; establishes procedures for applications for licenses; establishes penalties for violations (view more) imposes taxes on gross receipts of such events.

S2159A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2159A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2159--A
    Cal. No. 273

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, GOLDEN, PARKER, AVELLA, CROCI, FUNKE, KENNE-
  DY,  MARTINS,  MURPHY,  PANEPINTO,  RITCHIE  -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural
  Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation -- reported favorably from said
  committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- reported favor-
  ably from said committee, ordered to first and second report,  ordered
  to  a  third  reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly,
  recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the general business law, the tax law, and the alcoholic
  beverage control law in relation to authorized combative sports

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Article 40 and sections 900 and 901 of the general business
law, as renumbered by chapter 407 of the laws of  1973,  are  renumbered
article  43  and sections 1200 and 1201, respectively, and a new article
41 is added to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 41
                            COMBATIVE SPORTS
SECTION 1000. DEFINITIONS.
        1001. COMBATIVE SPORTS AUTHORIZED.
        1002. COMBATIVE SPORTS PROHIBITED.
        1003. STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION.
        1004. JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION.
        1005. OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE COMMISSION.
        1006. SANCTIONING ENTITIES.
        1007. LICENSES; GENERAL PROVISIONS.
        1008. LICENSES; JUDGES.
        1009. LICENSES; ENTITIES.
        1010. LICENSES; PROFESSIONALS.
        1011. TEMPORARY WORKING PERMITS.

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

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