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HB 684 (BR 540) - S. Riggs, M. Cherry, D. Osborne

     AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority and making an appropriation therefor.
     Amend KRS 229.011 to define "boxing," "kickboxing," "mixed martial arts," "show," and "wrestling"; amend KRS 229.021 to require a license or permit for individuals involved in a show or exhibition; amend KRS 229.031 to require those conducting a show or exhibition to pay a tax of twenty-five dollars or five percent of gross receipts, whichever is greater; amend KRS 229.051 to require a bond before a promoter license is granted; amend KRS 229.061 to include kickboxing and mixed martial arts shows; amend KRS 229.071 to require show dates to be approved and require a promoter's license for anyone providing training for a show or exhibition and to include kickboxing and mixed martial arts; amend KRS 229.081 to require licensing for bout assistants and seconds; amend KRS 229.101 to limit mixed martial arts bouts or exhibitions to no more than five rounds with duration of each round determined by administrative regulation; amend KRS 229.111 to include kickboxing and mixed martial arts shows; amend KRS 229.121 to extend minimum age requirements to kickboxing and mixed martial arts shows or exhibitions; amend KRS 229.131 and KRS 229.141 to include kickboxing and mixed martial arts; amend KRS 229.151 to extend the authority's responsibility beyond only professional bouts; create a new section of KRS chapter 229 to create the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Medical Advisory Panel to advise the authority on health and safety issues and to review the fitness of referred individuals to compete in the regulated sports; amend KRS 229.155 to assign the duties of executive director of the authority to the commissioner of the Department of Public Protection until revenue of five hundred thousand dollars has been generated in two consecutive fiscal years; amend KRS 229.171 to extend the jurisdiction of the authority to kickboxing and mixed martial arts shows; amend KRS 229.200 to allow the authority to probate a license and extend the authority to include kickboxing and mixed martial arts; amend KRS 229.210 to grant the medical review panel the authority to determine the length of a medical suspension, under approval of the board; amend KRS 229.250 to require the first two hundred fifty thousand dollars collected by the authority to be paid into an agency fund account; amend KRS 229.991 to increase the maximum fine for participants acting without a license and for issuing a license to a contestant under the age of eighteen and for violations of other provisions of the chapter; repeal KRS 229.161.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, exclude amateurs under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Amateur Athletic Union, Golden Gloves, USA Boxing, USA Wrestling, and events in which participants do not strive to win from the definition of "Exhibition"; delete the definition of "Wrestling"; define "Professional Wrestling."

     Feb 28-introduced in House
     Feb 29-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Mar 5-posted in committee
     Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 14, 2008
     Mar 19-3rd reading, passed 95-2 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 20-received in Senate
     Mar 25-to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Apr 1-2nd reading, to Rules
     Apr 2-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for April 2, 2008; 3rd reading, passed 36-1; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 11-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 91)

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