Comments: IL HB2856 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Boxing and Full-contact Martial Arts Act. Changes the definition of "amateur" to allow the person to receive a stipend for an athletic club or sponsor of the contestant to cover the cost of training and participation expenses not to exceed $1,500. Provides that "full-contact martial arts" includes, but is not limited to, mixed martial arts and kickboxing techniques. Defines "incumbent sanctioning body". Exempts the following from oversight by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation: (1) amateur boxing or full-contact martial arts contests that occur in facilities owned, operated, or managed by a State, county, or local public entity and are conducted by a sanctioning body and (2) amateur boxing, martial arts, or full-contact martial arts contests that are sponsored by a not-for-profit organization and conducted by a sanctioning body. Requires the sponsor of a qualified contest exempt from Department oversight to notify the Department of its intent to sponsor events. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-10 - Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton [HB2856 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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