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(225 ILCS 105/6)
(from Ch. 111, par. 5006)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
Restricted contests and events.
(a) All professional and amateur contests, or a combination of both, in which
physical contact is made are prohibited in Illinois unless authorized by the Department pursuant to the requirements and standards stated in this Act and the rules adopted pursuant to this Act. This subsection (a) does not apply to any of the following:
(1) Amateur boxing or full-contact martial arts
contests conducted by accredited secondary schools, colleges, or universities, although a fee may be charged.
(2) Amateur boxing contests that are sanctioned by
USA Boxing or any other sanctioning organization approved by the Association of Boxing Commissions.
(3) Amateur boxing or full-contact martial arts
contests conducted by a State, county, or municipal entity.
(4) Amateur martial arts contests that are not
defined as full-contact martial arts contests under this Act, including, but not limited to, Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Jujutsu, Tae Kwon Do, and Kyuki-Do.
(5) Full-contact martial arts contests, as
defined by this Act, that are recognized by the International Olympic Committee or are contested in the Olympic Games and are not conducted in an enclosed fighting area or ring.
No other amateur boxing or full-contact martial arts contests shall be permitted unless authorized by the Department.
(b) The Department shall have the authority to determine whether a professional or amateur contest is exempt for purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-663, eff. 8-25-09; 97-119, eff. 7-14-11; 97-1123, eff. 8-27-12.)