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CPR in Schools Bill Heads to Governor Jindal

by Julie H. on Friday, May 16, 2014

On Thursday, May 15 the Louisiana State Senate voted 36-0 in favor of House Bill 542, the Burke Cobb bill, which ensures all high school students learn CPR.   

One of the scariest situations any of us could find ourselves in is watching a friend, loved one, or even a stranger suffer a cardiac arrest.  Schools prepare students with essential life skills, so doesn’t taking time for a 30 minute lesson on how to save a life make perfect sense?  Soon the measure will head to the Governor for his signature.  We’ll keep you posted as we await Governor Jindal to sign Burke Cobb’s bill into law.   

Thank you to all Louisiana advocates for supporting our efforts all session to make Louisiana CPR smart.

To learn more about Burke Cobb, visit www.living4burke.org.

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