SB 57-1_ Filed 02/03/2005, 14:00 ChairPerson


COMMITTEE REPORT





MADAM PRESIDENT:
    
     The Senate Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 57, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

    Delete the title and insert the following:
    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning professions and occupations.
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:
    SECTION 1. IC 25-9-1-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 6. (a) The commission may:
        (1) cause to be issued by the Indiana professional licensing agency under the name and seal of the state boxing commission, an annual license in writing for holding boxing or sparring matches, semiprofessional elimination contests, or exhibitions to any person who is qualified under this chapter; and
        (2) adopt rules to establish the qualifications of the applicants.
    (b) In addition to the general license, a person must, before conducting any particular boxing or sparring match, semiprofessional elimination contest, or exhibition where one (1) or more contests are to be held, obtain a permit from the state boxing commission.
    (c) Annual licenses may be revoked by the commission upon hearing and proof that any holder of an annual license has violated this chapter or any rule or order of the commission.
    (d) A person who conducts a boxing or sparring match, semiprofessional elimination contest, or exhibition without first obtaining a license or permit commits a Class B misdemeanor.
     (e) A boxing or sparring match, a semiprofessional elimination contest, or an exhibition sanctioned by United States Amateur

Boxing, Inc. is considered to have obtained the appropriate license or permit required by this chapter.
    (Reference is to SB 57 as introduced.)


and when so amended that said bill be reassigned to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Utilities, and Public Policy.

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GARTON Chairperson


RS 005702/jhm
2005