State Legislature Bill Targetting Steriod Use Among High School Athletes

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, December 10, 2004
State Senator Jackie Speier (Spear) says she’ll re-introduce the bill that would among other things, require high school coaches to complete a course on the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs. Cut: Jackie1 (:11) “ If we can train the coaches and help them recognize this is a form of cheating pure and simple then we’re really on track to reforming the system.” A similar measure by Senator Speier was vetoed by the Governor this year. Along with coaches training, the measure would also have required that the state develop a list of performance enhancing dietary supplements that promote body or muscle growth. In his veto message, Governor Schwarzenegger noted the definition of such supplements is unclear but said he wanted to work with the legislature to develop a cost-effective way to educate school personnel about the dangers of steroid use. SOC