Posted: Mar 15, 2011 9:08 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP
Updated: Mar 15, 2011 9:14 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - It's an idea the Terrebonne Parish Council spurned three years ago, but it may get another look soon: a law to promote safety and help prevent drowning at privately owned
swimming pools in the parish.
Councilwoman Teri Cavalier said she will try to win passage of such a law before her term expires this year.
A law was proposed more than three years ago after a 2-year-old boy drowned in a neighbor's above-ground pool. But council members voted it down, citing concerns about property owners' rights. Cavalier said she plans to talk with council members who were
against the law to develop a more acceptable version.