SB 527 - This act modifies laws relating to the power of the Office of Athletics to regulate boxing, sparring, wrestling, kickboxing and full-contact karate contests.
The act modifies many definitions to include mixed martial arts and amateur and exhibition bouts under the purview of the Office of Athletics' regulatory authority.
The act reduces the maximum duration for bouts from 15 to 12 rounds and increases the mandatory medical suspension from 120 to 180 days when a participant is rendered unconscious.
Additional censure and probation measures are allowed for licensees under certain circumstances.
The act creates guidelines for bout contracts.
This act is similar to SB 600 (2003), HB 780 (2007), SB 308 (2007).