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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 323         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 231

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Benjamin B. Downing

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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:

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 323        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 231

By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 231) of Benjamin B. Downing, Sal N. DiDomenico, Thomas M. McGee, John J. Lawn, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to require all coaches to have cardiopulmonary resuscitation  certification .  Education. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 2109 OF 2011-2012.]


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, 2013.

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