ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- The Anne Arundel County Council is scheduled to vote on emergency legislation that would require all public and semi-public pools to have a defibrillator.
County Executive John Leopold has introduced the legislation, called Connor's Law, and the council is set to vote on July 2. The emergency legislation needs five votes instead of 4 to pass and would take effect immediately.
The county Health Department said the legislation would affect 275 pools. Defibrillators cost between $1,200 and $1,500 each, and pools will be responsible for buying them.
The proposal is named for 5-year-old Connor Freed, who drowned at a country club pool in 2006. The pool had a defibrillator, but Connor's mother, Debbie Neagle-Freed, said the lifeguard wasn't trained to use it.