Virginina Governor signs CPR bill prompted by death of Stafford girl


Legislation to train more teachers and students in CPR, prompted by a Stafford student’s death, has been signed by the governor.

The bills, sponsored by Stafford Republicans Sen. Richard Stuart and Del. Mark Dudenhefer, will become law July 1.

Both bills require students—starting with ninth graders in the 2016–2017 school year—to get training in CPR and use of defibrillators as a requirement for graduation.

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