Senate Bill 107, known as “Izzy’s Law,” received final passage in the Georgia Senate this week and now awaits signature by Governor Brian Kemp. Sponsored by Sen. Max Burns (R – Sylvania), Izzy’s Law would require the Department of Public Health to develop a widely-accessible safety plan for aquatic activities based on the standards for nationally-accredited swim instructors.
Izzy’s Law is named after Israel “Izzy” Scott, a 4 year-old who died as a result of a drowning accident during a backyard swim lesson in Burke County, Georgia on June 14, 2022.
“I am grateful to the Georgia General Assembly for passing this important measure with bipartisan support,” said Sen. Burns. “This bill is a reflection of the hard work and advocacy of the Scott family, who have been there through every step of the legislative process. Izzy’s Law ensures our children are protected through the development of safety aquatic plans for private swim instructors. I am honored to see the passage of this legislation that will create a safer Georgia and thoughtfully honor the life of Israel Scott.”
The full text of SB 107 can be found here.
Also see Senator Max Burns Introduces Izzy’s Law – would require DPH to develop and make available a model aquatic safety plan for private swim instructors and Izzy’s Law Passes Georgia Senate This Week
Sen. Max Burns serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics. He represents the 23rd Senate District, which includes Burke, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, McDuffie, Screven, Taliaferro, and Warren County as well as portions of Columbia and Richmond County. He may be reached by email at email@example.com