Moved by Hamlin Incident, AED Bill Passes Ohio House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC and ONN) – The Ohio House Wednesday passed a bill requiring automated external defibrillators in all school buildings and in most municipal sports facilities.

The vote was 84 to 6.

It was an AED that saved the life of Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin early this year.

The units are currently permitted in schools, but not required.

30 states already have such a law.

This one goes to the Senate for their approval before hitting the governor’s desk.