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A legislative push to extend the California State Athletic Commission into 2020

By Zach Arnold | February 27, 2015

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On Wednesday, California state senator Jerry Hill (D – San Mateo) introduced Senate Bill 469. The bill would extend the life of the California State Athletic Commission by four years. Currently, the Athletic Commission is set to sunset on January 1, 2016. SB469 will extend that sunset date by four years to 2020.

The juxtaposition of this news to what is happening in the pre-trial motions of the Leland Yee case is interesting to watch play out. Yee’s lawyer is reportedly asking for extra time until August before they have to make a final decision on whether or not to play Let’s Make a Deal with the Feds. That trial is/was scheduled for June. One of the allegations the Feds leveled against Yee and his political consultant was the charge of supposed extortion against the Athletic Commission. If Yee roll the dice and heads to trial, the Feds will have to show their evidence regarding these allegations.

In other Athletic Commission-related news, no movement to report in both the Assembly & Senate Budget Act 2015 bills that would increase the spending authority from $1.2 million a year to $1.44 million a year.

On a curious side note, recent lobbying records publicly filed by Zuffa LLC & Station Casinos LLC in Sacramento show both donations & expenditures involving Assemblyman Luis Alejo. Three years ago, Alejo was pushing Assembly Bill 2100 in California. AB 2100 would have allowed MMA fighters to tap into the Boxer’s Pension Fund and would have subjected promoters to regulations regarding adhesive/coercive contracts. AB 2100 predictably died.

As for this weekend’s activities in Southern California, quite the slate with Golden Boy at Fantasy Springs, Invicta, and then UFC at Staples Center. Here’s this Washington Post article: The best fighter in male-dominated MMA might just be a woman. Jake Rossen at ESPN has an article asking whether or not MMA gyms have a sexual harassment problem. He manages to tie in Ronda Rousey’s judo career into the discussion.

Topics: Boxing, CSAC, Media, MMA, UFC, Zach Arnold | 3 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

3 Responses to “A legislative push to extend the California State Athletic Commission into 2020”

  1. This scum CSAC needs to go ASAP.

  2. […] In a February 27, 2015 article¬†Zach Arnold reports that […]

  3. NOW I cant sue for anti trust violation. this idiot needs to go to prison along with senator leland yee..

    CALIFORNIA RUNNING SCARED OF ME SUEING FOR ANTI-TRUST VIOLATIONS. READ THIS NEWS. MORE CALIFORNIA CORRUPTION SENATOR HILL WRITES THE BILL TO PROTECT HIM FROM ARREST
    Embroiled in one anti-trust case, UFC finds itself lobbying California anti-trust defense bill

    SENATOR HILL WRITES BILL TO PROTECT HIS CORRUPT ASS FOR EXTENDING THIS CORRUPT CSAC TERM. FBI NEEDS TO INVESTIGATE THIS CORRUPT SENATOR AS THEY DID WITH SENATOR LELAND YEE. PUT HIS ASS IN JAIL.

    A legislative push to extend the California State Athletic Commission into 2020
    jerry hill

    http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB1195

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