- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would create a fund to help pay medical expenses for retired boxers.

Democratic Assemblyman Harvey Munford is sponsoring AB313 and will testify on the bill Tuesday in the Assembly Taxation Committee.

The bill would double ticket fees charged by the Nevada Athletic Commission and require half of the proceeds fund medical expenses for injuries sustained after a career of boxing.

The state’s athletic commission estimated that the bill would raise around $134,000 a year but said in a fiscal note that the cost of administering the program would leave little money left over for actual medical payments.

Munford brought forward similar legislation in 2013 and 2011.

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