S. 3306 (112th): Professional Boxing Amendments Act of 2012

Jun 18, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 5966 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jun 19, 2012

John McCain
Senior Senator from Arizona
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Last Updated
Jun 18, 2012
51 pages
Related Bills
S. 38 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 20, 2009

H.R. 5966 (Related)
Professional Boxing Amendments Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 19, 2012


This bill was introduced on June 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 18, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 18, 2012
Full Title

A bill to establish a United States Boxing Commission to administer the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996, and for other purposes.


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Professional Boxing Amendments Act of 2012 - Amends the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996 to:
(1) authorize a tribal organization to establish a boxing commission;
(2) prohibit arranging, promoting, or fighting in a match unless the match is approved by the United States Boxing Commission (USBC) and held in a state or on tribal land that regulates matches in accordance with USBC standards;
(3) require specified pre-fight boxer physical examinations and to require the continuous presence during any match of an ambulance and emergency medical personnel;
(4) provide for boxing registration with the appropriate boxing commission of an Indian tribe;
(5) require a health and safety disclosure to a boxer when issuing an identification card and to establish procedures for review of a summary suspension;
(6) require the USBC to develop guidelines for boxing contracting requirements and for rating professional boxers;
(7) require the sanctioning organization for a match and its promoter to provide specified disclosures;
(8) prohibit a promoter from arranging a championship match or a match scheduled unless all participating judges and referees are by the USBC;
(9) require the USBC to establish and maintain a registry of comprehensive medical records and medical denials or suspensions for every licensed boxer; and
(10) apply conflict-of-interest provisions to USBC officers and employees.
Establishes the USBC within the Department of Commerce to: (1) protect the health, safety, and general interests of boxers and to ensure integrity in professional boxing; (2) establish standards for, and issue, suspend, and revoke, boxing licenses; and (3) establish a national computerized registry of boxing personnel.

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