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BRAMNICK-SPONSORED “JANET’S LAW” BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CHRISTIE

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick / 908-232-2073

Sept. 21, 2012

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, known as “Janet’s Law,” requiring New Jersey public and nonpublic schools to be equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED) was signed into law today by Gov. Chris Christie. The new law requires schools to establish emergency action plans for responding to sudden cardiac events and training for school officials and coaches on how to operate an AED.

The new law is named for Janet Zilinski, an 11-year-old from Warren, who collapsed and died due to sudden cardiac arrest in August, 2006. The legislation (A-1608) was unanimously approved by both houses of the Legislature.

“Saving lives is the most important goal of Janet’s Law,” said Bramnick. “All schools will now have a defibrillator available and an emergency plan in place which will help avoid the tragedy which the Zilinski family experienced. I appreciate the unanimous support this bill received in the Legislature and I thank Governor Christie for signing it into law.”

Organizations supporting the legislation include: NJ School Boards Association, NJ Association of School Administrators, NJ Principal and Supervisors Association, Garden State Coalition of Schools, NJ Education Association, The Janet Fund, NJ Recreation and Park Association, the Athletic Trainers’ Society of NJ, the American Red Cross, and the American Heart Association.

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NJ must do more to fight cardiac deaths

A ruthless killer — sudden cardiac death — is the leading cause of death in the United States. Our children, along with the general population, remain largely unprotected.

 

Jon Bramnick

This week’s approval of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick’s “Janet’s Law” by the Assembly Appropriations Committee, which requires New Jersey schools to be equipped with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and establish emergency action plans for sudden cardiac events, is a necessary step. And so is a law sponsored by Sen. Joe Vitale mandating AEDs in all health clubs.

“Janet’s Law” and other related bills will extend protection far beyond the select few at health clubs, requiring schools to protect their students and those who work or attend school events. New Jersey’s more than 1,500 cardiologists represented by the American College of Cardiology strongly support these life-saving bills and request early passage through both legislative bodies, followed by a quick signature by Gov. Chris Christie.

Austin Kutscher
NJ
Chapter
American College of Cardiology

From: The Daily Journal

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BRAMNICK “JANET’S LAW” BILL APPROVED BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick / 908-232-2073

May 24, 2012      

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, known as “Janet’s Law,” requiring New Jersey public and nonpublic schools to be equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED) was approved today by the General Assembly. The bill requires schools to establish emergency action plans for responding to sudden cardiac events and training for school officials and coaches on how to operate an AED.

Bramnick’s bill (A-1608) is named for Janet Zilinski, an 11-year-old from Warren, who collapsed and died due to sudden cardiac arrest in August, 2006. On Monday, the Assembly Appropriations Committee released the bill by unanimous vote.

“Janet’s Law will help save lives,” said Bramnick. “There are many first-hand accounts of students and athletes who were revived because an AED was accessible and trained people were on site to properly use the defibrillator. Tragedies such as Janet’s can be averted if a plan of action is in place. I thank Speaker Oliver for posting this bill so that no family will have to endure the heartache the Zilinski’s are experiencing.”

Under Bramnick’s bill, public school districts and nonpublic schools must ensure that an AED is made available in an unlocked location on school property beginning September 1, 2014. The AED must be accessible during the day and any time a school-sponsored athletic event or team practice is taking place.

Also included in the approved legislation is the requirement that a team coach, athletic director or other designated staff member, who is present during an athletic event or team practice, be trained in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and certified in how to properly operate an AED.

The bipartisan bill is also sponsored by Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible and Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Vincent Prieto, Patrick Diegnan and Thomas Giblin.

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Bramnick: Janet’s Law,’ requiring AEDs in all schools, could get a vote this Thursday

Jon Bramnick

Janet’s law, which requires New Jersey schools to be equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED), could be voted on by the General Assembly on Thursday, May 24, according to Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, R-21.

Bramnick is a sponsor of the Janet’s Law bill, A-1608, which is named for Janet Zilinski, an 11-year-old  from Warren Township, who collapsed and died due to sudden cardiac arrest in August, 2006, while jogging at cheerleader practice.

“While it is impossible to predict when sudden cardiac arrest will occur, precautions can be taken to react quickly and save lives,” said Bramnick,  whose 21st Legislaive District includes Warren Township, Watchung and Long Hill Township, among other towns. “Response time is critically important when a cardiac episode occurs. With proper training and access to an AED during an attack, we can prevent these tragedies from occurring in the future. I appreciate Speaker Oliver posting this important bill for a vote on Thursday.”

From: Echoes-Sentinel

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Bramnick’s “Janet’s Law” Advances

Jon Bramnick

Janet Zilinski, an 11-year-old from Warren, New Jersey collapsed and died due to sudden cardiac arrest in August, 2006. Today, a bill sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, known as “Janet’s Law,” which requires New Jersey public and nonpublic schools to be equipped with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was unanimously approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill also requires schools to establish emergency action plans for responding to sudden cardiac events and training for school officials and coaches on how to operate an AED.

Bramnick says, “While it is impossible to predict when sudden cardiac arrest will occur, precautions can be taken to react quickly and save lives. Response time is critically important when a cardiac episode occurs. With proper training and access to an AED during an attack, we can prevent tragedies such as Janet’s. I appreciate Chairman Burzichelli posting this important bill in his committee.”

From: NJ 101.5 FM

Under Bramnick’s bill, public school districts and nonpublic schools must ensure that an AED is made available in an unlocked location on school property beginning September 1, 2014. The AED must be accessible during the day and any time a school-sponsored athletic event or team practice is taking place. Also included in the approved legislation is the requirement that a team coach, athletic director or other designated staff member, who is present during an athletic event or team practice, be trained in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and certified in how to properly operate an AED.

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BRAMNICK “JANET’S LAW” BILL RECEIVES APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROVAL

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick / 908-232-2073

May 21, 2012

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, known as “Janet’s Law,” which requires New Jersey public and nonpublic schools to be equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED) was unanimously approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee today. The bill also requires schools to establish emergency action plans for responding to sudden cardiac events and training for school officials and coaches on how to operate an AED.

Bramnick’s bill (A-1608) is named for Janet Zilinski, an 11-year-old from Warren, who collapsed and died due to sudden cardiac arrest in August, 2006. Bramnick has indicated that groups such as “The Janet Fund” will raise private funds to help reduce the cost of the device.

“While it is impossible to predict when sudden cardiac arrest will occur, precautions can be taken to react quickly and save lives,” said Bramnick, whose district includes Warren. “Response time is critically important when a cardiac episode occurs. With proper training and access to an AED during an attack, we can prevent tragedies such as Janet’s. I appreciate Chairman Burzichelli posting this important bill in his committee.”

Under Bramnick’s bill, public school districts and nonpublic schools must ensure that an AED is made available in an unlocked location on school property beginning September 1, 2014. The AED must be accessible during the day and any time a school-sponsored athletic event or team practice is taking place.

Also included in the approved legislation is the requirement that a team coach, athletic director or other designated staff member, who is present during an athletic event or team practice, be trained in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and certified in how to properly operate an AED.

The bipartisan bill is also sponsored by Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible and Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Vincent Prieto, Patrick Diegnan and Thomas Giblin.

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Bramnick’s “Janet’s Law” passes Assembly Committee

Jon Bramnick

Janet’s Law, with the support of Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Somerset-Morris, passed the Assembly Education Committee by unanimous vote Thursday, Feb. 2, in Trenton, making it the first automated external defibrillator (AED) school-related legislation to pass through committees in the Senate and Assembly in New Jersey history.

The bill, A-1608, is named in honor of Janet Zilinski, an 11-year-old from Warren Township who collapsed and died in 2006 of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

“Although doctors cannot predict when sudden cardiac arrest will occur, we can take precautions to react quickly and save lives regardless of whether the episode occurs during school hours or at an extracurricular event,” said  Bramnick, whose 21st Legislative District includes Warren and Watchung in Somerset, Long Hill Township in Morris, among other towns. “With proper training and access to an AED during an attack we can prevent tragedies such as Janet’s.”

Read the complete Echoes-Sentinal story here.

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BRAMNICK “JANET’S LAW” BILL APPROVED IN COMMITTEE

February 2, 2012

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, known as “Janet’s Law,” which requires New Jersey public and nonpublic schools to be equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED) was unanimously approved by the Assembly Education Committee today. Currently, 96 percent of the public schools are already equipped with an AED.

Bramnick’s bill (A-1608) is named for Janet Zilinski, an 11-year old from Warren, who collapsed and died due to sudden cardiac arrest in August, 2006. Bramnick has indicated that groups such as “The Janet Fund” will raise private funds to help reduce the cost of the device.

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