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Child Safety Bills Signed Into Law
Reported by: Teresa Higginbotham
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Apr. 5, 2012 9:58 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 5, 2012 10:05 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Governor Tomblin had a busy day Thursday at the State Capitol signing bills into law.
Tomblin signed two bills designed to keep kids safe.
The first bill requires all adults, from youth camp counselors to photo print processors, to alert the police if they suspect a child is being abused or neglected within 48 hours of suspicion.
The other bill requires West Virginia birthing centers to perform a special screening within hours of a child's birth. That test screens for seven congenital heart defects that often go undetected and can cause disabilities or even death.
Governor Tomblin also put pen to paper in response to a deadly carbon monoxide poisoning at a local hotel earlier this year.
Bill Moran, of Rhode Island, died at the Holiday Inn Express in South Charleston because of a CO Leak.
Tomblin signed Senate Bill 597, which requires carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in places like hotels, motels, apartment buildings, boarding houses, dormitories and other buildings.
Senate Bill 597 will take effect on September 1st.
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