SENATE BILL 450
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
Cliff R. Pirtle and Mark Moores
RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS; REQUIRING COACHES EMPLOYED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE CERTIFIED IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND TRAINED IN THE USE OF AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of the Public School Code is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] CERTIFICATION IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION FOR COACHES.--
A. All licensed coaches employed by school districts shall have current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The department shall promulgate rules regarding the implementation of this section. The certification program shall include training regarding the use of automated external defibrillators.
B. As used in this section, "school districts" includes charter schools."
SECTION 2. APPROPRIATION.--One hundred ninety-five thousand dollars ($195,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the public education department for expenditure in fiscal year 2024 to cover expenses for coaches to attend the cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification program. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2024 shall revert to the general fund.
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