PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 781 PRINTER'S NO. 1081
No. 742 Session of 1981
INTRODUCED BY SINGEL, PECORA, GREENLEAF, STAPLETON, REIBMAN, SNYDER, MELLOW, ROMANELLI, LLOYD, MESSINGER, LYNCH, PRICE, ANDREZESKI, JUBELIRER, KELLEY, FISHER AND STOUT, APRIL 28, 1981
SENATOR GEKAS, JUDICIARY, AS AMENDED, JUNE 23, 1981
AN ACT 1 Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania 2 Consolidated Statutes, further providing that certain 3 competition between individuals and the promotion of such 4 competition be unlawful and providing specific penalties. for <-- 5 certain activities related to such competition. 6 The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 7 hereby enacts as follows: 8 Section 1. Title 18, act of November 25, 1970 (P.L.707, 9 No.230), known as the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, is 10 amended by adding a section to read: 11 § 7107. Tough guy competition. 12 (a) General rule.--It shall be unlawful for any person or <-- 13 corporation to promote, sponsor or to participate OFFENSE <-- 14 DEFINED.--A PERSON COMMITS A MISDEMEANOR OF THE FIRST DEGREE IF 15 HE PROMOTES, SPONSORS OR PARTICIPATES in any manner in the 16 staging of, or the conduct of, any competition referred to as a <-- 17 tough guy contest or a battle of the brawlers or in any similar <-- 18 competition.
1 (b) Specific penalties.-- <-- 2 (1) The promotion of any competition which is prohibited 3 in subsection (a) is a misdemeanor of the first degree. Any 4 person who is or any corporation which is found guilty of 5 promoting such competition shall be sentenced to pay a fine 6 of $25,000. 7 (2) The sponsorship of any competition which is 8 prohibited in subsection (a) is a misdemeanor of the first 9 degree. Any person who is or any corporation which is found 10 guilty of sponsoring such competition shall be sentenced to 11 pay a fine of $10,000. 12 (3) Any person who participates as a contestant in any 13 competition prohibited in subsection (a) commits a 14 misdemeanor of the first degree. 15 (4) For each second and subsequent violation of 16 subsection (a), the penalties provided in this section shall 17 be doubled. 18 (5) Whenever a corporation is found guilty in paragraph 19 (1) or (2), the chief executive officer of the corporation 20 shall be liable for the penalties imposed by the court. 21 (c) (B) Definition.--For purposes of AS USED IN this section <-- 22 the phrase "tough guy contest" or "battle of the brawlers" means 23 any competition which involves any physical contact bout between 24 two or more individuals, none of whom has had professional 25 boxing or wrestling experience nor has trained in the martial 26 arts, who attempt to knock out their opponent by employing 27 boxing, wrestling, martial arts tactics or any combination 28 thereof and by using techniques including, but not limited to, 29 punches, kicks and choking. This term THESE PHRASES shall not <-- 30 apply to amateur or professional contests SANCTIONED BY THE <-- 19810S0742B1081 - 2 -
1 PENNSYLVANIA ATHLETIC COMMISSION NOR TO AMATEUR OR PROFESSIONAL 2 CONTESTS of the marital arts and NOR TO any collegiate or <-- 3 scholastic boxing, wrestling or martial arts contest. 4 Section 2. This act shall take effect in 30 days. D27L18RZ/19810S0742B1081 - 3 -