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SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1918


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts




Senate, November 14, 2013.

BILL #:  S231

BILL STATUS:  Favorable with Amendment





For the committee,


SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1918

The committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred the Senate Bill relative to cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification for athletic coaches (Senate, No. 231),- reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act relative to cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification for athletic coaches” (Senate, No. 1918).


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



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 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following 3 sentences:- 

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

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

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