HB4497 S ED AM #1

Hager 7871


The Committee on Education moved to amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:


18-2-25b. Defibrillator required at certain events.

(a) In memory of Alex Miller, a Roane County football player who collapsed and died during a school football game, this law shall be known as The Alex Miller Law.

(b) By the 2021-2022 school year, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission shall require that an automated external defibrillator device, as well as a posted emergency action plan, be present on the school or event grounds during the duration of all athletic events and practices under the control, supervision, and regulation of the commission, and that appropriate school sports personnel be trained in the use of the device.

(c) The commission shall propose rules for promulgation by the State Board in accordance with 29A-3B-1 et seq. of this code to implement the provisions of this section including proximity.

(d) No individual, school, county board of education, or other entity shall be held liable for civil damages when such individual, school, county board of education, or other entity in good faith attempted to comply with the requirements of this section or rules promulgated pursuant thereto.