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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 552         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 201


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Benjamin B. Downing


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 certification for athletic coaches.






Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, and Franklin

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Michael J. Rodrigues


Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

James E. Timilty


Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Michael R. Knapik


Karen E. Spilka


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 552        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 201

By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 201) of Benjamin B. Downing, Sean Garballey, Michael J. Rodrigues, Elizabeth A. Poirier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to CPR certification for athletic coaches.  Education.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to CPR 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 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new sentence:-  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 chapter shall not be responsible for costs associated with said certification.

              SECTION 2. This act shall take effect 180 days after it is signed into law.

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