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Woman breaks down while testifying in favor of CPR bill

Date: April 25, 2012
By: Danielle Carter
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1337

Intro: 
One witness cried at a Senate hearing while testifying in favor of a bill requiring schools to make CPR training mandatory to graduate.
RunTime:  0:43
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Sally Sharp from Monett, Missouri teaches second grade.

She collapsed one day at work. Unfortunately, none of her co-workers knew CPR and she lay there until someone else gave her CPR.

Sharp is in favor of the bill.

Actuality:  SALLY.WAV
Run Time:  00:16
Description: "Can you imagine ten years from now, if this bill passes, how many more high school students are gonna be able to help someone survive a very scary experience?"

While others testified against the bill, their only concerns included the cost to the state and making it a graduation requirement.

The bill was passed in the House and still awaits a vote in the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter.

Intro: 
A witness broke down in a Senate hearing while testifying for a bill which would require schools to make CPR a graduation requirement.
RunTime:  0:41
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Sally Sharp is a second grade teacher from Monett Missouri, who survived cardiac arrest thanks to a co-worker who knew CPR.

Sharp got choked up as she testified in favor of Republican Representative Rick Stream's bill.

Actuality:  SALLY2.WAV
Run Time:  00:12
Description: "I sit here, right now, breathing in front of you, because of two things. One, because God allowed me to live. And the second, because someone gave me CPR."

Some senators and witnesses spoke out against the bill.

However, their only concerns were making it a graduation requirement, and the cost to the state.

The House passed the bill, but the bill still awaits a vote in the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter. 

Intro: 
Legislators heard emotional testimony on a bill to require CPR training in high schools.
RunTime:  0:45
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The bill would not require each student to get CPR certification; however, it would make training in CPR a graduation requirement for high schoolers.

Sally Sharp, a teacher and a cardiac arrest survivor from Monett, Missouri, spoke in favor of Representative Rick Stream's bill.

Actuality:  SALLY2.WAV
Run Time:  00:12
Description: "I sit here right now, breathing, in front of you, because of two things. One, because God allowed me to live. And the second, because someone gave me CPR."

Some senators and witnesses spoke out against the bill. However, their only concerns were about the cost of the training and making it mandatory for graduation.

The House passed the bill, which still awaits a vote in the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter.


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