Tuesday, April 10, 2007

CJ's Law

Indiana State House Bill 1033 would require licensed mobile home installers to supply NOAA weather radios when they install a new mobile home or move one. This bill has passed the House and Senate committee and is now awaiting vote by the full State Senate.

I would like to see a bill like this proposed in Alabama too. Something needs to be done about the disproportionately high number of tornado fatalities that occur in mobile homes. I think this would help.

Article from the Evansville Courier and Press Weather radio bill advances
Thursday, March 15, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS - A state Senate committee has approved "C.J.'s Law" to provide mobile home residents with additional warning of severe weather. House Bill 1033 would require licensed mobile home installers to supply NOAA weather radios when they install a new mobile home or move one. The bill is named "C.J.'s Law" after C.J. Martin, a 2-year-old boy who died when the Nov. 6, 2005, tornado roared through Evansville's Eastbrook Mobile Home Park. A total of 25 Southwestern Indiana residents were killed when the twister struck. Many victims were asleep at the time and didn't hear TV alerts or tornado sirens. "The only way they were going to be safe is if they had a warning to wake them up at 2 in the morning," testified Kathryn Martin, who is C.J. Martin's mother and has spearheaded efforts to get the bill passed.

2 comments:

Dewdrop said...

What an incredible idea!

Mike said...

I need to talk to a state rep I know here in Alabama about introducing a bill like that here next year.