State Senator Janice Rich (R) is doing something we haven’t seen in years from our elected state Senator: Introducing thoughtful, beneficial, bipartisan legislation that can benefit everyone.
Sen. Rich recently introduced SB23-023, a bill that requires high schools that teach the state’s comprehensive health education program to instruct students in how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
The bill has the potential to save many lives.
Senator Rich says the idea for the bill came from a constituent, Rudy Malesich, of Grand Junction, and that she was “more than happy to introduce it.” She reports people gave great testimony in favor of the bill during the committee hearing, that it passed unanimously both in the committee and on the Senate Floor, and is now headed to the House.
It’s a breath of fresh air to have a legislator that takes good ideas from constituents, regardless of anyone’s party affiliation, and who can work effectively in the legislature to turn them into action that benefits of all of Colorado.