senate Bill S5953

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Directs the state athletic commission to review the need for regulation and licensing of professional wrestling

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation Committee

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Mar 23, 2023 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

S5953 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
General Business

S5953 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the state athletic commission to review the need for regulation and licensing of professional wrestling.

S5953 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5953 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        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
   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
   (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;
   (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.


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