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S. 2784 (97th): Major League Sports Community Protection Act of 1982

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jul 28, 1982.

Major League Sports Community Protection Act of 1982 - Declares that it shall not be unlawful under any antitrust law for a professional sports league and its member clubs to enforce rules: (1) authorizing the league membership to decide that a member club shall not be relocated; or (2) providing for the division of league or member club revenues that promote comparable economic opportunities for member clubs. Prohibits any State or local government from imposing any limitation on the collective conduct of sports leagues or member teams authorized by this Act. Specifies the applicability of this Act to actions commenced under the antitrust laws before its enactment.