NY Assembly Minority Leader Calling For Special Vote On MMA

August 5, 2013 10:55 am by Christopher Murphy

Though the state of New York remains the only state that disallows MMA, it looks as though one Assembly member is pushing for another vote.


By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

Hold on, Dana White (http://www.bjpenn.com/ufc-boss-closes-door-on-mma-in-ny-for-2013/)!  It looks like New York still has a shot at passing legislation to allow MMA events in the state.

State Assembly Minority Leader, Brian M. Kolb, has called the assembly to reconvene and vote on several key bills.  Among those bills, Kolb is calling to bring the MMA vote to the floor, something that has failed to happen in the past four years.

We Left Albany With Far Too Much Unfinished Business,” stated Kolb in an official statement.

In addition to voting on  measures that advance a woman’s agenda, the Assembly should… bring a vote on Mixed Martial Arts legislation to the floor, a job-creating measure with more than 60 bill sponsors and bipartisan support in the Assembly.

It remains to be seen if the New York Assembly will reconvene, but Kolb’s call seems to ask the state’s representatives to use common sense and decency to vote on several issues that do nothing but help their citizens.

The Assembly should return and act on the women’s agenda, and on anti-corruption, job-creating, and public-safety measures to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers.”

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