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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 84 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 84

(By Delegates Morgan, Stephens, Argento, Butcher, Givens, Hall, Hartman, Martin, D. Poling, Ross, Skaff, Staggers, Swartzmiller, Talbott, Cowles, McGeehan, C. Miller, and Porter)


[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization;

April 6, 2009.]

Requesting that the Joint Committee on Government and Finance authorize a study on the Athletic Commission and the regulation of Mixed Martial Arts.

Whereas, The Athletic Commission regulated the sport of boxing; and
Whereas, The Athletic Commission is the proper agency to regulate Mixed Martial Arts; and
Whereas, The Mixed Martial Art field has developed stringent rules, The Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts Combat, to protect the safety of its competitors; and
Whereas, Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing spectator sport and it has the ability to bring spectators from all over; and
Whereas, Mixed Martial Arts events generate considerable amounts of revenue in both taxes and tourism;
therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to authorize a study on including in the duties of the Athletic Commission, the regulation of Mix Martial Arts
; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Regular Session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Legislative expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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