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Hastings wants all students trained in CPR

Hastings-052314CM1360SPRINGFIELD – A plan to ensure students are properly trained to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) received approval by lawmakers earlier this week. House Bill 3724 would add both CPR and defibrillator training to the health education curricula for high school students.

Area lawmaker State Senator Michael Hastings (D–Tinley Park) sponsored the initiative.

“In too many schools, the only person properly trained to administer this life saving procedure is the school nurse, who may be unavailable in a crisis situation,” Hastings said. “This will proposal will ensure that all students are properly trained to assist their peers in a case of an emergency.”

The bill does give parents the option to exempt their kids from the training.

House Bill 3724 passed both chambers and now awaits the governor’s signature.

Sen. Michael E. Hastings

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Majority Caucus Whip
19th Legislative District

Years served: 2012 - Present

Committee assignments: Commerce and Economic Development; Energy and Public Utilities (Chairperson); Executive Appointments; Executive; Insurance; Judiciary; Subcommittee on Election Law; Subcommittee on Gaming; Subcommittee on Special Issues (EP) (Sub-Chairperson); Subcommittee on Firearms (Sub-Chairperson); Subcommittee on Tort Reform (Sub-Chairperson).

Biography: Born October 6th, 1980, in Orland Hills; B.S. in Leadership and Management, Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, M.S., Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; former US Army Captain; Bronze Star recipient; former trustee and vice president for High School District 230.

Associated Representatives:
Margo McDermed
Debbie Meyers-Martin