Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 23, 2023||
referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Senate Bill S5953
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S5953 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
- Law Section:
- General Business
- Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
2023-S5953 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5953 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to directing the state athletic commission to review the need for regulation and licensing of professional wrestling; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: This legislation would direct the state athletic commission to review the need for regulation and licensing of professional wrestling. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 directs the state athletic commission to conduct a review of the need for regulation of professional wrestling and develop recommen- dations to the legislature regarding such regulation. This section also sets a deadline of November 1, 2023 for the state athletic commission to submit a report with its findings and recommendations.
2023-S5953 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5953 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 23, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation AN ACT in relation to directing the state athletic commission to review the need for regulation and licensing of professional wrestling; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. 1. The state athletic commission shall conduct a review of the need for regulation of professional wrestling, as defined in section one thousand seventeen of the general business law, in order to develop recommendations to the legislature regarding such regulation. In devel- oping its findings and recommendations, the state athletic commission shall: (a) Consider the extent to which organizations that infrequently spon- sor or host a professional wrestling event require regulation; (b) Consider the extent to which wrestling events that do not involve competition require regulation; (c) Examine the regulation of professional wrestling in other states; and (d) Consult with professional wrestling participants, other stakehold- ers, and any entity or individual who may assist in identifying areas of concern regarding the safety of professional wrestlers and spectators. 2. By November 1, 2023, the state athletic commission shall submit a report detailing its findings and recommendations under this section to the appropriate committees of the legislature regarding: (a) The need for regulation of professional wrestling; and (b) If some form of regulation is recommended, the minimum qualifica- tions and oversight required to meet the regulatory standard. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed July 1, 2024. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10232-01-3
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