Bill signed in honor of Morristown boys electrocuted in Grainger

Bill signed in honor of Morristown boys electrocuted in Grainger County marina

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Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill Tuesday named in honor of two Morristown fifth-graders who were electrocuted in July 2012 while swimming at a Grainger County marina. (source: State of Tenn.) Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill Tuesday named in honor of two Morristown fifth-graders who were electrocuted in July 2012 while swimming at a Grainger County marina. (source: State of Tenn.)
NASHVILLE (WATE) - Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill Tuesday named in honor of two Morristown fifth-graders who were electrocuted in July 2012 while swimming at a Grainger County marina.

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The bill, called the "Noah Dean and Nate Act" in honor of Noah Winstead and Nate Lynam, was sponsored by Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown) and Sen. Steve Southerland (R-Morristown) and is aimed at preventing electric shock drowning at Tennessee boat docks and marinas.

The legislation outlines requirements for the installation of ground fault circuit interrupters in and around boat docks and marinas, authorizes the State Fire Marshal’s Office to conduct safety inspections of boat docks and marinas to ensure compliance with applicable codes, and requires marinas to post safety signage notifying individuals of the potential for electric shock if swimming within 100 yards of the boat dock. 
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