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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 857         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 282

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James T. Welch

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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 CPR and AED certification for athletic coaches.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James T. Welch

Hampden

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Barry R. Finegold

Second Essex and Middlesex

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 857        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 282

By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 282) of James T. Welch, Michael J. Rodrigues, Carlos Henriquez, Colleen M. Garry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to CPR and AED certification for athletic coaches.  Education. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 261 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 CPR and AED 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 sentences:- All coaches shall be required to have a current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or other agency approved by the department of public health. Such requirement shall not apply to coaches who have a physical disability.

              SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on May 1, 2013.

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