Albany, NY (WIBX) - The American Heart Association is breathing easier as the CPR in Schools bill gets one step closer to passage.

The bill cleared the New York Senate Finance Committee and is now headed to the full Senate for a vote.

Getting CPR after a heart attack can double or triple a person's chances of survival.

To view the Hand-Only CPR video featuring actress Jennifer Coolidge visit: www.YouTube.com/handsonlycpr.