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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1952 NO. 287 > Apr 21 1952

In view of chapter 184, Laws of 1933, (RRS (P. Supp.) 8276-1 et seq.), as amended, a municipal corporation in furtherance of its regulatory powers may not require the payment of a license fee for the privilege of conducting or holding boxing and/or wrestling contests within said municipality. It is to be noted that this conclusion is based upon the assumption that there is no special provision in a given municipal charter granting a municipality autonomy with respect to wrestling, boxing, and the regulation thereof.