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SD Senate Wants CPR Training In Schools

The South Dakota Senate wants schools to teach CPR to students. SB 145 passed the full body Tuesday afternoon. Republican State Senator Tim Rave says this bill originally was created to mandate CPR training in South Dakota schools.

"The bill has been extensively amended down to a recommendation, that the secretary of education will encourage all schools to include CPR within their health curriculum and inform school districts of their ability to access these materials through the American Heart Association," Senator Rave says.

Rave says CPR training can be the difference between life or death in certain situations. The South Dakota Senate passed this bill unanimously and it goes next a House committee for further debate.