Monday, April 23, 2007

CJ's Bill signed into law

Daniels signs weather-radio law Indianapolis Star

"Gov. Mitch Daniels today signed a law requiring that most mobile homes be equipped with emergency weather radios.State lawmakers led by Rep. Phil Hoy, D-Evansville, proposed the new requirement following a tornado that killed 25 people in southwest Indiana in November 2005.Twenty of the victims lived in an Evansville-area mobile home park. Experts say emergency radios could have given the victims time to seek shelter before the tornado struck.The new requirement, contained in House Enrolled Act 1033 and known as C.J.’s Law, was named after 2-year-old C.J. Martin, one of the tornado victims.The law takes affect July 1."


4 comments:

eyestothesky said...

well its about time!!
Is that for all states???

Mike said...

That was just for Indiana. We need that in other states too.

Dewdrop said...

Now, they just need to write a grant to give them to them...

Mike said...

It should only cost $30 to add a wx radio to each new mobile home and that could easily be rolled into the cost of financing. Now (this is where personal responsibility comes in) will people use them?