TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A Democratic senator wants to require high-school students to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Sen. Kevin Rader, D-Delray Beach, filed a bill (SB 432) on Thursday that would require high schools to provide CPR training as part of physical-education curriculums or other curriculums designated by the schools.

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The bill is filed for consideration during the legislative session that starts Jan. 14.

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The training would have to be based on instructional programs established by organizations such as the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

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