Minnesota lawmakers have passed legislation requiring all lifeguards on duty at public beaches to have Red Cross or equivalent training.
"Tony's Law," is named for Tony Caine, who drowned at a public beach in 2012, at age 6. His mother, Latoya Redmon is leading the push for support and calls the legislation "a memorial" to her son, reports KARE-11.
The bill was approved in the Senate on April 1, and in the House of Representatives, by a vote of 110-10, on April 28. This is the second recent aquatics-related bill in Minnesota. If it is signed by Gov. Mark Dayton, it would take effect in 2015.