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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 548
PUGILISTIC EXHIBITIONS
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F.S. 548.007
548.007 Exemptions.This chapter does not apply to any of the following:
(1) A match that does not allow full contact if the match is limited to amateur participants.
(2) A match conducted or sponsored by a company or detachment of the Florida National Guard or the United States Armed Forces, if the match is limited to amateurs who are members of a company or detachment of the Florida National Guard or the United States Armed Forces.
(3) A match conducted or sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police, if the match is limited to amateurs and is held in conjunction with a charitable event.
(4) A match conducted by or between public postsecondary educational institutions or public K-12 schools, as described in s. 1000.04, if the match is limited to amateurs who are members of a school-sponsored club or team.
(5) A match conducted by the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Special Olympics, or the Junior Olympics, if the match is limited to amateurs who are competing in or attempting to qualify for the Olympics, Paralympics, Special Olympics, or Junior Olympics.
(6) A professional or amateur martial arts activity. As used in this subsection, the term “martial arts” means one of the traditional forms of self-defense or unarmed combat involving the use of physical skill and coordination, including, but not limited to, karate, aikido, judo, and kung fu. The term does not include mixed martial arts.
History.ss. 2, 4, ch. 84-246; s. 3, ch. 88-365; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 117, ch. 99-251; s. 7, ch. 2004-69; s. 1, ch. 2008-209; s. 19, ch. 2012-72; s. 4, ch. 2014-128.