Warren Township Family Talks of Emotional Toll as ‘Janet’s Law’ Clears State Senate Committee

Echoes-Sentinel

WARREN TWP. — Janet’s Law, which would require all grades K-12 public and private schools grades to have a readily-accessible automated external defibrillator (AED) on site, passed the state Senate Education Committee by a unanimous vote on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Trenton, according to the leaders of the Janet Fund of Warren Township.

The bill, S-157, is named in honor of Janet Zilinski, an 11-year-old Warren Township student and cheerleader, who collapsed and died in 2006 of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

In addition to requiring readily accessible AEDs where children are likely to be congregated, the law also requires schools to have five CPR/AED certified employees.