12/5/16 – 5:16 A.M.
An area representative in the state senate has three bills in the works. The Courier reports bills sponsored by Cliff Hite include an effort to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, extra leadership training for police chiefs, and a diabetes action plan.
If passed, Senate Bill 252 would make coaches and athletic staff get training to identify sudden cardiac arrest. Hite says the condition is the number one killer of student athletes.
Senate Bill 322 aims to provide more leadership training for new police chiefs in Ohio. The 40-hour program could include diversity training and an emphasis on community-police relations. Hite says he got the idea from Ada Police Chief Michael Harnishfeger.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee merged Hite’s legislation designed to combat diabetes with a similar bill. Hite says the legislation requires certain state agencies assess the incidence of diabetes, along with establishing goals to reduce its prevalence.
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