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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 95         FILED ON: 1/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 438

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John J. Lawn, Jr.

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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 cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification for athletic coaches.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 95        FILED ON: 1/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 438

By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 438) of John J. Lawn, Jr. and others for legislation to require public school athletic coaches to have a current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation .  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification for athletic coaches.
 

              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. Section 47A of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following 2 sentences:-

              All coaches shall be required to have a current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or other agency approved by the department of public health. Such requirement shall not apply to physically disabled coaches. A school district which hires a coach under this section shall not be responsible for costs associated with said certification.

              SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on August 1, 2014.

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