There are two important bills stuck in the state house that need local citizens to email the chairmen to get them out for a vote on the floor. Based on the experience of one of our own Holden families (Deb and Ralph Thibodeau) loss of their son from an undetected heart condition while attending soccer camp at WRHS, these bills would help to educate teachers and coaches on using a lifesaving AED, as well as provide AEDs at schools and sporting events. Please email or write to the chairs to get this bill to the floor for a vote.
The bill is S1191: An act requiring AEDs in schools. It was reported out favorably from the Public Health subcommittee and is now in the Healthcare Financing committee. We need to get it moved out of Healthcare Financing and to the Senate and House floors for a vote. Emails to the committee chairs will help.