04RS HB712


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HB 712 (BR 1852) - R. Damron

     AN ACT relating to athletics.
     Create various new sections of KRS Chapter 229 to establish a promoter's duties relating to making payments and contracts; specify the contents of the contract; establish penalty for noncompliance; amend KRS 229.011 to define terms; amend KRS 229.041 to establish a late fee for failing to submit fees to the commission in a timely manner; amend KRS 229.051 to specify the purposes for which the surety bond or other collateral shall be used; permit the commission to prorate the bonds or collateral if they are insufficient to pay all claims; amend KRS 229.081 to preclude a person whose license has been suspended or revoked by another state's boxing authority from boxing unless certain conditions are met; amend KRS 229.101 to require that a promoter provide the boxer medical insurance, a death benefit, and ambulance service, personnel and equipment at the match; amend KRS 229.111 to require the physician to certify whether or not the contestant is physically fit to compete and disclose to the contestant the medical risks associated with boxing; amend KRS 229.121 to require that those involved in professional kick boxing or martial arts matches or exhibitions comply with the same age limits imposed on boxing contestants; amend KRS 229.151 to prohibit commission members from receiving compensation from those with a financial interest in the boxer or boxing match; amend KRS 229.250 to increase the upper cap on administrative costs from $100,000 to $200,000.

     Mar 1-introduced in House
     Mar 2-to Licensing and Occupations (H)

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