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Sub HB 4869 - Extending Boxing Regulation to Mixed Martial Arts - Michigan Key Vote

John Moolenaar voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (94-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Extending Boxing Regulation to Mixed Martial Arts

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that legalizes amateur and professional mixed martial arts fights (Ultimate Fighting) in the state of Michigan and applies rules and regulations akin to those of Boxing.

- Requires that four of the members of the Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission be licensees in boxing and four members be licensees in mixed martial arts. Three members shall be members of the general public [Sec. 20 (1)]. - Regulates contestants according to the standards established by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, such as weight classes, duration of round length, mandatory mouthpiece, and hand bandaging specifications [Sec. 22 (7)]. - Requires a licensed physician to observe the physical condition of the contestants and advise the referee or judges with regard to the health of those contestants [Sec. 57 (1)].
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Extending Boxing Regulation to Mixed Martial Arts


  • Barbara A. Farrah (MI - D) (Out Of Office)


  • Frank Accavitti Jr. (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel 'Dan' Acciavatti (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David John 'Dave' Agema (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joan Bauer (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Brandenburg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward J. 'Ed' Gaffney (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Matthew O. 'Matt' Gillard (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard E. Hammel (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David S. 'Dave' Hildenbrand (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bert Johnson (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Marleau (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark S. Meadows (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Arlan B. Meekhof (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tim Melton (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil K. Smith Jr. (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher C. 'Chris' Ward (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lisa Wojno (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
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