Reporting Holly Wagner
ST. PAUL (WCCO) – The Minnesota Senate is set to vote on a new bill which would require every worker at day care centers in the state to be trained in CPR.
The bill, named after Hannah Kozitza, would also require someone with CPR training to be on field trips.
Current law only requires one day care worker to be trained in CPR.
“Hannah’s Law” was sparked in part by a WCCO-TV I-TEAM investigation into a Kozitza’s death last summer. The 4-year-old died after choking on a grape at a day care in North Mankato.
Investigation found that one of the workers who performed CPR on Hannah may have never been trained to do so.
The bill was already passed by the Minnesota House, and now moves onto the Senate, where it is also expected to pass.
Hannah’s family is expected to be on-hand as the Senate votes.
“The reality of this whole thing is Hannah went to daycare and didn’t come home,” said Hannah’s grandfather Ron Edlund. “How much was that based on not being qualified to take care of her?”
If passed, the bill then heads to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk.