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Chapter 54 – Amateur Fighting and Boxing

 

                                            TITLE III COMMUNITY PROTECTION

 

                                                                          Chapter 54

                                                              AMATEUR FIGHTING AND BOXING

Section 3-54-1             Purpose

Section 3-54-2             Definitions

Section 3-54-3             Amateur Fighting and Boxing Prohibited

Section 3-54-4             Violation
Section 3-54-5             Repealer
Section 3-54-6             Severability

 

3-54-1              Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit amateur boxing, exhibition or “ultimate” fighting that would occur within the Belle Plaine City Limits.

3-54-2              Definitions.

  1. “Amateur Boxing, Exhibition or “Ultimate” Fighting match means an organized event where the primary practice involves individuals engaged in physical contact by striking an opponent with hands, head, feet or body. It is a boxing, wrestling, mixed martial arts fighting, extreme fighting, ultimate fighting or shoot fighting match, contest, event or exhibition for which the contestants are not paid or are not awarded a prize for their participation.

 

3-54-4              Amateur BOXING, EXHIBITION OR “ULTIMATE” Fighting Prohibited.

  1. The Belle Plaine City council finds the practice of amateur boxing, exhibition or “ultimate” fighting is dangerous and puts the public health, safety, and welfare at great risk.
  2. It shall be unlawful in any public building or place or private building or place to permit the practice of exhibition or “ultimate” fighting as defined above.
  3. Officially sanctioned and regulated boxing and wrestling and team sports in which physical contact is incidental to the primary purpose of the game such as basketball, football, wrestling, volleyball, soccer, baseball, and softball are not included among activities prohibited by this section.

 

3-54-5              Violation. Any violation of this ordinance shall be considered a simple misdemeanor punishable by a $500.00 fine and imprisonment not in excess of thirty (30) days or a municipal infraction punishable by civil penalty of $750.00 for the first offense and $1,000.00 for second and subsequent offenses.

3-54-6              Repealer. All ordinance and parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

3-54-7              Severability. If any section, provision or part of this Ordinance shall be adjudged to be invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the Ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.

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