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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2095         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 445


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Brian R. Mannal


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to recognizing cheerleading as a sport.






Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2095        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 445

By Mr.  Mannal of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 445) of Brian R. Mannal and others for legislation to recognize cheerleading as a sport.  Education. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to recognizing cheerleading as a sport.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1. Chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

              Section 37P. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the commonwealth to encourage all school committees to recognize cheerleading as an interscholastic sport and to adopt policies that promote equal opportunities and funding for said sport.

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