Section 22(3) of the Unarmed Combat Regulatory Act (“Act”), MCL 338.3622(3), requires the
department director to consult with the Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission (“Commission”)
before promulgating rules for the administration of the Act.
MCL 338.3622(4) requires the department director to promulgate rules to establish the following:
Number and qualifications of ring officials; powers, duties, and compensation of ring officials;
qualifications, activities, and responsibilities of licensees; license fees not provided for under the
Act; any necessary standards to accommodate federally imposed mandates not directly conflicting
with the Act; a list of enhancers and prohibited substances; and standards to protect the health and
safety of unarmed combat contestants.
MCL 338.3633(10) authorizes the department to promulgate rules to define the terms “stimulants”
or “performance-enhancing drugs.”
MCL 338.3633(11)(h) states that the department may promulgate rules under the Administrative
Procedures Act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, to establish additional duties for inspectors.
MCL 338.3633b(2)(c) authorizes the department to promulgate additional requirements by rule for
a referee, judge, matchmaker, or timekeeper license.
MCL 338.3634(1) gives the director, in consultation with the Commission, the authority to
promulgate rules for the license application and approval process for promoters of unarmed
MCL 338.3635 permits the director, after consultation with the Commission, to promulgate rules
to set standards for unarmed combat events and participants, to establish training requirements for
promoters, contestants, and participants regulated under the Act, or to establish license fees or
training requirements for other individuals who are engaged in activities regulated by the Act not
otherwise provided for in the Act.
MCL 338.3647(2) requires the department, in consultation with the Commission, to promulgate
rules regarding the timing of drug tests for contestants and summary suspension procedures for
contestants who fail to submit a drug test or who test positive for controlled substances and other
drugs specified in subrule (2). The rules must include all of the following: A procedure to allow
the department to place the licensee on a national suspension list as specified in this provision, an
expedited appeal process for summary suspension, and a relicensing procedure following
MCL 338.3654a(2)(e) requires the department to establish weight classes for contestants by rule.
Section 3 of E.R.O. No. 2019-2, MCL 333.27001(3), transferred the authorities, powers, duties,
functions, and responsibilities of the director of the department under MCL 338.3622(4), 338.3634
(2)(d), and 338.3635, to the Unarmed Combat Commission, effective April 30, 2019.
A. Please list all applicable statutory references (MCLs, Executive Orders, etc.).
MCL 338.3622(3), MCL 338.3622(4), MCL 338.3633(10), MCL 338.3633(11)(h), MCL
338.3633b(2)(c), MCL 338.3634(1), MCL 338.3635, MCL 338.3647(2), and MCL 338.3654a(2)
Section 3 of E.R.O. No. 2019-2, MCL 333.27001(3).