Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007 is Law

Three years of pool safety advocacy pays off for Safe Kids, Baker family in new, life-saving law. WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a move that child safety advocates say will save the lives of thousands of children, President Bush today signed The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007. The legislation […]

Pool and Spa Safety Act passes in the Senate

S. 1771 was squeezed into a comprehensive energy bill (H.R. 6) and approved in an 86 to 8 vote on Dec 13. “Each year, thousands of individuals drown and thousands more require hospital treatment due to submersion injuries,” said Senator Stevens. “This legislation is designed to lessen the likelihood that anyone, particularly a child, will […]

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

Great News! Minimum “federal” standards for pool and spa safety are critically important to help reduce related infant and child deaths. H. R. 1721 (Placed-on-Calendar-Senate) Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act Title: To increase the safety of swimming pools and spas by requiring the use of proper anti-entrapment drain covers and pool and spa […]

Congresswoman Wasserman Shultz on swimming pool safety

A speech delivered by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz on the importance of effective swimming pool safety. Speeches – United States Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz – HONORING THE LIFE OF DANIEL WULTZ