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New York lawmakers propose new grease trap bill after Rochester tragedy

Some Western New York lawmakers announced legislation to secure grease traps across the state on Friday.

Assemblywoman Jamie Romeo and Senator Tim Kennedy announced a proposed bill to have restaurants with outdoors grease traps to have a secure lid that is locked at all times. the bill also requires the grease trap to have signage and annual inspections.

This comes less than two months after the death of 3-year-old Bryce Raynor. Raynor fell into a grease trap at the Tim Hortons on University Avenue.

Earlier this week the Monroe County Legislature passed “Bryce’s Law.” Under that law, grease traps with manhole covers have to be bolted down and weigh at least 59 pounds.

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