Senator Curren D. Price, Jr. (D-Los Angeles) will conduct an oversight hearing of the California State Athletic Commission on Monday, April 8 from 10 a.m.-12:00 noon in the State Capitol in Room 4203 to further explore significant problems with the Commission, which exists to promote the health and safety of boxers and mixed martial arts athletes in the state.
“We have been concerned for the past number of years about significant and ongoing problems with the way this Commission does business and look forward to learning more about their efforts to ensure protections for the athletes who engage in these sports, as well as the safety of events in California,” said Senator Price. “The most important thing should be whether this Commission is effectively protecting the health and safety of fighters. That should be our primary concern.”
Senator Price’s hearing of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development, which he has chaired for three years, comes on the heels of a report released by the Bureau of State Audits today that further underscores some of the concerns about athlete safety and administrative deficiencies in the Commission’s operations.
“We appreciate the good work of the Bureau of State Audits and will incorporate some the report’s findings and recommendations into our Committee background paper that will be publicly available on April 2nd,” Senator Price added.