File No. 34484

This rule was published in the March 15, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 6) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Governor, Economic Development, Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission

Section R359-1-515

Competing in an Unsanctioned Unarmed Combat Event

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 34484
Filed: 03/01/2011 04:14:53 PM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The purpose of this amendment is to dissuade unarmed combat contestant from competing in unsanctioned unarmed combat events; and help protect the health and safety of unarmed combat contestants and the public.

Summary of the rule or change:

The purpose of this amendment is to dissuade unarmed combat contestant from competing in unsanctioned unarmed combat events; help protect the health and safety of unarmed combat contestants and the public; and establish penalties and prohibits unarmed combat contestants from competing in Utah for 60 days after they compete in an unsanctioned unarmed combat event.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Title 63C, Chapter 11

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

This requirement will not negatively impact the commission's workload in regulating events and contestants. The commission can enforce the proposed requirement within its present budget.

local governments:

The proposed rule change will not result in any anticipated cost or savings to local government since local government does not regulate unarmed combat.

small businesses:

The proposed rule will not increase the cost or result in any net savings to small businesses. No additional fees are being assessed to these entities.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

A contestant who competes in an unsanctioned unarmed combat events will have to have their blood work re-completed before competing in a sanctioned event in Utah. The cost to perform these tests is estimated to be $100.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

A contestant who competes in an unsanctioned unarmed combat events will have to have their blood work re-completed before competing in a sanctioned event in Utah. The cost to perform these tests is estimated to be $100.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

Unarmed contestants who compete in unsanctioned events do not have the oversight of a commission that is a member of the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC). It is difficult to assess whether or not a contestant is seriously injured in an unsanctioned event or has possibly been exposed to a blood-borne disease via a contestant who has been tested. The proposed rule protects the health and safety of unarmed combat contestants and discourages contestants from competing in unsanctioned events.

Richard Montanez, Chair

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Governor
Economic Development, Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission
324 S STATE ST
STE 500
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Bill Colbert at the above address, by phone at 801-538-8876, by FAX at 801-538-8888, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:

04/14/2011

This rule may become effective on:

04/21/2011

Authorized by:

Bill Colbert, Director

RULE TEXT

R359. Governor, Economic Development, Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission.

R359-1. Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission Act Rule.

R359-1-515. Competing in an Unsanctioned Unarmed Combat Event.

(1) The Commission shall deny issuing a license to a contestant who has competed in an unarmed combat event not sanctioned by an Association of Boxing Commission (ABC) member commission for a period of 60 days from the date of the event.

(2) Unarmed combat contestants who are currently licensed by the Commission shall not be approved to compete in an unarmed combat event until 60 days from the date of their last ABC member commission sanctioned fight.

(3) After competing in an unsanctioned unarmed combat event, a contestant must submit new blood tests results drawn within 30 days of their scheduled event.

 

KEY: licensing, boxing, unarmed combat, white-collar contests

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [January 31, ]2011

Notice of Continuation: May 10, 2007

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 63C-11-101 et seq.

 


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Bill Colbert at the above address, by phone at 801-538-8876, by FAX at 801-538-8888, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].