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Combative Sports Advisory Council
Function: The Combative Sports Advisory Council shall advise the commissioner on the administration of duties under this chapter, incuding:
(1) Make and maintain records of its acts and proceedings including the issuance, denial, renewal, suspension, or revocation of licenses;
(2) keep public records of the council open to inspection at all reasonable times;
(3) assist the director in the development of rules to be implemented under this chapter;
(4) conform to the rules adopted under this chapter;
(5) develop policies and procedures for regulating mixed martial arts
Active dates:July 1, 2012 -
Chapter 278 of 2012 Minn. Laws made several changes to the sunset review process and abolished the Combative Sports Commission. Duties of the commission are transferred to the commissioner of labor and industry who is directed to appoint a Combative Sports Advisory Council to advise the commissioner on the administration of duties under this chapter.
The commissioner shall convene the first meeting of the council by July 1, 2012.
The Combative Sports Advisory Council was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the council.
Nine members appointed by the commissioner. One member must be a retired judge of the Minnesota District Court, Minnesota Court of Appeals, Minnesota Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, or the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. At least four members must have knowledge of the boxing industry. At least four members must have knowledge of the mixed martial arts industry. The commissioner shall make serious efforts to appoint qualified women to serve on the council.
Council members shall serve terms of four years with the terms ending on the first Monday in January.
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