HB741 - COMBATIVE FIGHTING - Boucher, Bill
HB741 AMENDS COMBATIVE FIGHTING STATUTES.
Sponsor: Boucher, Bill (48) Effective Date:00/00/00
CoSponsor: LR Number:1650-01
Last Action: COMMITTEE: CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
HCS HB 741
Next Hearing:Hearing not scheduled
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BILL SUMMARIES

COMMITTEE

HCS HB 741 -- COMBATIVE FIGHTING

SPONSOR:  Smith (Boucher)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Civil and
Administrative Law by a vote of 15 to 1.

This substitute makes several changes to the combative fighting
law.

The substitute:

(1) Redefines combative fighting to include, but not be limited
to, any boxing or wrestling match, contest, or exhibition,
between 2 or more contestants, with or without protective
headgear, who use their hands, with or without gloves, or their
feet, or both, and who compete for a financial prize or any item
of pecuniary value;

(2) Clarifies that it is a class D felony to promote or
participate in combative fighting.  All other combative fighting
violations are class A misdemeanors;

(3) Allows the Director of Economic Development, the regulating
body, to seek an injunction to enjoin the promotion, advertising
or conducting of, or competing in combative fighting; and

(4) Repeals section 317.012 RSMo, which regulates the licensing
or issuance of permits for ultimate fighting contests.  The
repeal removes licensing language for ultimate fighting which is
a brand name.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the bill cleans up recently
passed combative fighting legislation.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Boucher; Department
of Economic Development, Division of Professional Registration,
Office of Athletics and Brain Injury Fund.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Michael Warrick, Research Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 741 -- Combative Fighting

Sponsor:  Boucher

This bill makes several changes to the recently passed combative
fighting law.

The bill:

(1) Redefines combative fighting to include, but not be limited
to, any boxing or wrestling match, contest, or exhibition,
between 2 or more contestants, with or without protective
headgear, who use their hands, with or without gloves, or their
feet, or both, and who compete for a financial prize or any item
of pecuniary value;

(2) Clarifies that it is a class D felony to promote or
participate in combative fighting.  All other combative fighting
violations are class A misdemeanors;

(3) Allows the Director of Economic Development, the regulating
body, to seek an injunction to enjoin the promotion, advertising
or conducting of, or competing in combative fighting;

(4) Repeals section 317.012 RSMo, which regulates the licensing
or issuance of permits for ultimate fighting contests; and

(5) Repeals section 317.018.4 RSMo, which places limitations on
the authority of the Missouri State Athletic Commission to
regulate unsanctioned boxing, sparring, wrestling, or contact
karate.


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