By Zach Arnold | December 3, 2014
It turns out that Dr. VanBuren Ross Lemons may get his wish regarding a new TUE policy in the state of California.
The California State Athletic Commission, controlled by the Department of Consumer Affairs, as far as I know/recall didn’t bother posting a direct link to an October 31st notice by OAL in Sacramento. This notice starts the clock on public comment for a 45 day period. The Athletic Commission, for unknown reasons, did not post a direct link to this notice on their web site. Here is the notice link.
There will be a hearing at Consumer Affairs in Sacramento on Monday, December 15th at 10 AM regarding the new proposed regulations to adopt Dr. Lemons’ new TUE policy. Currently, state law disallows any sort of TUEs for fighters. However, this proposal would officially change the rules on the books.
All public correspondence supporting or opposing this new measure must be sent within the next 10 days to the Athletic Commission’s front office.
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2010
Sacramento, California 95815
Without any sort of public opposition, the measure will be implemented. For those who want to see the actual text of this new proposed TUE policy, they have to contact the Athletic Commission ahead of the December 15th hearing.