ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new Minnesota law requires more CPR training for teachers and staff in child care centers.

The law is named after a 4-year-old named Hannah Kozitza, who died last year after choking on a grape at a North Mankato day care.

Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Thursday at a ceremony attended by Hannah’s family and the bill’s Republican sponsors, Rep. Mary Liz Holberg and Sen. Dan Hall. He says the law will spare other children’s lives.

The bill passed both legislative chambers unanimously.

The new law requires CPR training for child care teachers, assistant teachers and staff who transport children or take them on field trips.

The old law required at least one employee with such training to be present in a child care center.

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Comments (10)
  1. GOPSUX says:

    The right will say this is government intrusion.

    1. Vince says:

      If you read the article, you will see that the sponsors of this bill were REPUBLICAN. And the bill passed with UNANIMOUS support.

    2. gopherguy says:

      The Right authoried the because it was the RIGHT thing to do

  2. Bobby says:

    You are wrong….I am as far right leaning/tea party as you can get. This is a good law.

    1. dan h says:

      The law already required at least one employee to be certified….it obviously didn’t prevent this girl from dying. My guess is lobbying efforts by CPR training companies.

      1. mom says:

        Can you all just be a bit more considerate this family dropped their daughter off at daycare and then went to claim her body …If everyone in that center were CPR certified this would never have happened. So give it a rest and let this famliy rest easier knowing that this wont happen to another family because THEY did something in memory of their daughter!!

  3. gopherguy says:

    This bill was authoried by Hannah’s grandfather and parents
    There is no politics involved.
    A little girl died because they were not trained to deal with the situation
    It’s as simple as making an effort to help prevent another family enduring the pain the family is going thru
    There still are citizens and legislatures that do the right thing !
    This will save childrens lives and the public should be thankful.

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