HARRISBURG – A bill requiring schools in PA to have an automatic external defibrillator or AED present at all schools and athletic events was approved unanimously by the state Senate Education Committee. Senate Bill 375 would require a sudden cardiac arrest detailed emergency plan and an AED located within each school building, at all school sporting events and activities, and have adequate personnel trained for the device. It is estimated that one in 25 high schools in the United States will have a sudden cardiac arrest event each year. The bill now goes to the full state Senate.