New York Senate Passes MMA Bill

June 17, 2015 6:53 am by BJPENN.COM News

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The New York senate has passed the MMA bill, that would make the sport legal in New York. This has happened seven times in the past 6 years. The real challenge is getting it passed in the Assembly.

Here’s an excerpt from Politics On The Hudson:

For the seventh time in the past six years and the second time this year, the state Senate has passed a bill to lift the state’s ban on professional mixed-martial arts bouts.

The Legislature’s upper chamber voted 49-13 in favor of a newly revamped bill that would legalize the violent combat sport while setting up a $50,000 accident insurance requirement for fight cards and allowing the state Athletic Commission to regulate amateur fights.

The bill now heads to the Assembly, which has long been the roadblock to New York becoming the 50th state to allow the sport on a professional basis. But supporters of the legislation are hopeful the insurance-related changes could help garner support in the Democrat-led chamber.

Do you guys think it’s going to happen this time?


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