Tenn. House unanimously passes "Noah Dean and Nate Act"

Tenn. House unanimously passes "Noah Dean and Nate Act"

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Nate Lynam (left) and Noah Winstead (source: families) Nate Lynam (left) and Noah Winstead (source: families)

MORRISTOWN (WATE) - The Tennessee House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill intended to make state waterways safer from electrical currents on Wednesday.

The "Noah Dean and Nate Act" is named after Noah Winstead and Nate Lynam, two Morristown children killed in 2012 while swimming in Cherokee Lake.

Officials say too much electricity was leaking from the family's boat, electrocuting the children.

The resolution calls for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters to be installed at each boat slip in a public marina.

The circuits, or G.F.C.I's, operate as a safety switch of sorts, cutting off the electricity if too much begins to leak.

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