The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would eventually classify competitive cheerleading in high school as a sport so it would receive the same recognition and regulations that protect the safety of other athletes.
The measure, which next goes to the governor for action, requires the
The measure, AB 949, by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), a former cheerleader, also would meanschools would pay the entry fees for cheerleaders for private competitions.
"This bill is about safety, access, equal opportunity and most of all respect," Lara said. When asked by the Senate leader whether he had anything more to say, Lara said "Go. Fight. Win."