ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A new bill, sparked by a WCCO-TV I-TEAM investigation into a little girl’s death, is closer to becoming law.

On Thursday night, the Minnesota House passed “Hannah’s Law,” which would require every worker at day care centers in the state to be trained in CPR.

Hannah’s Law is named after Hannah Kozitza. She died last summer after choking on a grape at a daycare in North Mankato.

The bill now moves on to the Senate, where it is also expected to pass.

Comments (10)
  1. Jason says:

    I will state from the begining that I have no children. but if I did, regardless of a law requiring it or not, I would prefer to leave my child or children in the hands of a dycare that was certified and trained in CPR. They are watching and taking care of children. I will be a proud future father to see this bill pass.

  2. Victim Du Jour says:

    I watched a Navy Corpmen freeze up and forget his CPR training while an old man had a major heart attack at a healthclub.

    This law will give people a false sense of security and make the false impression daycare providers are suppose to be EMTs. Who will be blamed if a child gets injured by CPR?

  3. Eric says:

    terrible tradegy what happened to Hannah but it could have happened to anyone or anywhere. I think the government needs to stay out of every tragedy and let people live their own lives. If a little girl chokes on a grape at home with her parents will they make a law that in order to have a child you must be CPR certified.

  4. Linda says:

    I’m glad this law was heard and passed I run a inhome daycare and we are all required to have CPR I’m Glad that now centers must too. This is such an important thing to know not only for your (my) job but you never know when you might have to use it otherwise.

  5. red says:

    Just cause everyone is trained in CPR does not mean someone won’t freeze up in an actual emergency. I have witnessed this also. I agree with the false sense of security

  6. Linda says:

    We are told in Cpr class that frezzing up can happen but do something anything to help anyone. As long as you have done the best you can noone can blame that person, noone wants the worse to ever happen but, doing something far out weights doing nothing.

  7. Jess says:

    If you dont know CPR the chance of you helping is 0%. The chance of you freezing up is what? At least there is a chance that you can help if you are trained.

  8. Tammy says:

    Feeling I had a small part in the new law being pass in Minnesota, I am very pleased that I contacted WCCO. I am proud that I could help in the investigation and the story. Liz…It was nice having you in my home. You did all children a huge service by doing this story!

  9. Sheila says:

    Why wont you pass this law? People freeze up when they are in a public bathroom trying to pee when someone is in the next still! Give me a break!!! That is the dumbist reasoning I have ever heard!

  10. Troy says:

    At In-Pulse CPR, we fully support this law. Everyone including those who watch our children should be properly trained in CPR. Why not register today for a class at