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 provides incentives for states to adopt comprehensive pool safety laws that will protect children from life-threatening injuries and horrible deaths from dangerous pool & spa drains.

The law, which was included as part of a comprehensive energy bill (H.R. 6), passed the House on Dec. 18 by a vote of 314-100. The Senate approved the bill on Dec. 13.

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