State representatives will be discussing a bill regarding lake dock safety today (Wed 27). House bill 2607 would establish the Alexandra and Brayden Anderson Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Act. The bill would set requirements for boat docks and marinas equipped with electrical power. It’s name is in memory of two Ashland children who died by electrocution in 2012. Alexandra and Brayden were swimming near their family’s dock at the lake of the Ozarks. Faulty wiring was found to be the cause of their death.
House bill 2607 will also call for each boat in the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Division to be equipped with an automated external defibrillator, and to have at least one person trained in the use of the AED.