H.R.5239 - To establish the Congressional Advisory Commission on Amateur Boxing and to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the participation in and promotion of professional boxing.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gonzalez, Henry B. [D-TX-20] (Introduced 07/11/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/17/1990 Referred to the Subcommittee on Labor Standards. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5239 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/11/1990)
Title I: Congressional Advisory Commission on Amateur Boxing - Congressional Advisory Commission on Amateur Boxing Act of 1990 - Establishes the Congressional Advisory Commission on Amateur Boxing to conduct studies and make legislative recommendations to the Congress for the establishment of Federal standards for amateur boxing matches.
Requires the Commission to report to the Congress its findings and conclusions, together with any legislative recommendations concerning: (1) licensing requirements for boxers, promoters, physicians, and ring officials; (2) health and medical requirements for the examination of boxers; (3) safety and performance standards for equipment and facilities; (4) bonding requirements for promoters; (5) health, life, and accident insurance requirements for boxers; (6) training programs and standards for ring officials; (7) standards for ranking boxers; (8) a national data base of information on the health, background, and records of boxers; and (9) fines and penalties for violations of standards. Terminates the Commission 60 days after it submits the report. Authorizes appropriations.
Title II: Prohibition of Professional Boxing - Federal Professional Boxing Prohibition Act of 1990 - Amends the Federal criminal code to make it a Federal offense to promote a boxing match or to participate in a professional boxing match in any capacity, including participation as a coach, fighter, judge, physician, referee, or timekeeper. Sets forth penalties for violation of this prohibition.