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HB 5277 - Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events - Key Vote

Connecticut Key Votes

Gregg Haddad voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes mixed martial arts events, effective October 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to adopt regulations to regulate the conduct, supervision, and safety of mixed martial arts matches including the following (Sec. 1):
    • Licensing of the sponsors of and the participants in such matches; and 
    • Establishing a reasonable fee for the issuance of licenses to such sponsors and participants.
  • Defines “mixed martial arts” as unarmed combat involving the use of a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts and includes grappling, kicking, jujitsu, and striking (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits any mixed martial arts match from exceeding 5 rounds, and requires each round to be followed by a period of rest of at least 1 minute (Sec. 7).
  • Prohibits an individual from betting or wagering upon the result of any mixed martial arts matches (Sec. 13).
  • Prohibits an individual under 18 years of age from engaging in any professional mixed martial arts match (Sec. 14).
  • Prohibits mixed martial arts matches from being held on any of the following days (Sec. 9):
    • Christmas Day;
    • Good Friday;
    • Memorial Day; or
    • Veterans’ Day.
  • Establishes a 5 percent tax on total receipts after the deduction of federal taxes from paid admissions to a mixed martial arts match (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (117-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes mixed martial arts events, effective October 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to adopt regulations to regulate the conduct, supervision, and safety of mixed martial arts matches including the following (Sec. 1):
    • Licensing of the sponsors of and the participants in such matches; and 
    • Establishing a reasonable fee for the issuance of licenses to such sponsors and participants.
  • Defines “mixed martial arts” as unarmed combat involving the use of a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts and includes grappling, kicking, jujitsu, and striking (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits any mixed martial arts match from exceeding 5 rounds, and requires each round to be followed by a period of rest of at least 1 minute (Sec. 7).
  • Prohibits an individual from betting or wagering upon the result of any mixed martial arts matches (Sec. 13).
  • Prohibits an individual under 18 years of age from engaging in any professional mixed martial arts match (Sec. 14).
  • Prohibits mixed martial arts matches from being held on any of the following days (Sec. 9):
    • Christmas Day;
    • Good Friday;
    • Memorial Day; or
    • Veterans’ Day.
  • Establishes a 5 percent tax on total receipts after the deduction of federal taxes from paid admissions to a mixed martial arts match (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events

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