State bill would mandate CPR training for high school students

By WEEK Producer

May 7, 2014 Updated May 7, 2014 at 11:51 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill -- The Illinois School Board Association is worried about what it is calling a 'well intended, but unfunded' mandate up for consideration.

Lawmakers in Springfield are discussing a bill that would require high school students to be trained in CPR and the use of portable defibrillators.

The bill has received overwhelming support in the house, and is headed to the state senate. The bill's chief sponsor suggests local fire departments could provide the training for free.

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