2009 - 2010 LEGISLATURE
February 11, 2010 - Introduced by Representatives Zigmunt, Berceau, Hebl,
Hilgenberg, Hixson, Kaufert, Sinicki, Soletski, Steinbrink, Vruwink, A.
Williams, Young and
Zepnick, cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Carpenter,
Risser and Taylor. Referred to Committee on Public Health.
1An Act to create
118.076 of the statutes; relating to: providing instruction in
2cardiopulmonary resuscitation, cardiocerebral resuscitation, and the use of an
3automated external defibrillator to high school pupils.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires operators of high school grades, including school boards,
operators of independent charter schools, and the governing bodies of private
schools, to offer enrolled high school students instruction in cardiopulmonary and
cardiocerebral resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator. The
instruction must be based on an instructional program established by the American
Red Cross or the American Heart Association or on other nationally recognized,
For further information see the local fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB725, s. 1
118.076 of the statutes is created to read:
5118.076 Lifesaving skills instruction.
In this section, "automatic 6
external defibrillator" has the meaning given in s. 440.01 (1) (ad).
Beginning in the 2010-11 school year, each school board operating high 2
school grades, the operator of each charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) 3
that operates high school grades, and the governing body of each private school that 4
operates high school grades shall offer instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 5
cardiocerebral resuscitation, and the use of an automated external defibrillator to 6
pupils enrolled in the high school grades in the school district, charter school, or 7
private school. The school board, operator of the charter school, or governing body 8
of the private school shall use either of the following, and shall incorporate into the 9
instruction the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary 10
resuscitation and cardiocerebral resuscitation and to use an automated external 11
(a) An instructional program developed by the American Red Cross or the 13
American Heart Association.
(b) Nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for cardiopulmonary 15
resuscitation and cardiocerebral resuscitation and the use of an automated external 16