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Minn. Bill Would Broaden CPR Training For Day Care

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ST. PAUL (AP) – Two Minnesota lawmakers are seeking stricter CPR training requirements for child care centers after a tragedy involving a 4-year-old girl in North Mankato.

The bill unveiled Tuesday by Rep. Mary Liz Holberg and Sen. Dan Hall would require the training for all teachers and assistant teachers in child care centers.

That’s more stringent than current law, which requires at least one employee with CPR training to be present in a center.

Hall says the training takes four hours and costs about $60 per person.

The legislators held a Capitol news conference with the parents and grandfather of Hannah Kozitza, who died last June after choking on a whole grape at a day care. Hannah’s grandfather, Ron Edlund, says they hope to spare another family from losing a child.

The bill quickly passed a House health panel.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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