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2013 House Bill 4272: Authorize school “cardiac emergency response drills”
  1. Introduced by Rep. Gail Haines (R) on February 19, 2013, to allow schools to substitute a “cardiac emergency response drill” for one of the eight fire drills schools are required to hold each year, and require this if the school has defibrillator devices. Also, schools would have to have a "cardiac emergency response plan" with specified components, one of which is "a plan for training all high school students" in defibrillator use and CPR.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on February 19, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on June 5, 2013, with the recommendation that the amendments be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the House on June 19, 2013, to require (not just allow) schools that have defibrillator devices to substitute a “cardiac emergency response drill” for one of the eight fire drills schools are required to hold each year.
      1. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 19, 2013.
    1. Passed 109 to 0 in the House on June 19, 2013, to allow schools to substitute a “cardiac emergency response drill” for one of the eight fire drills schools are required to hold each year, and require this if the school has defibrillator devices. Also, schools would have to have a "cardiac emergency response plan" with specified components, one of which is "a plan for training all high school students" in defibrillator use and CPR.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the Senate on June 20, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Education Committee on June 20, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on November 14, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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