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(WBIR) The Tennessee state Senate gave unanimous approval of the "Noah Dean and Nate" bill Monday in an effort to improve marina safety.

The bill requires marinas to have ground fault breakers that automatically shut off power if there's an electrical leakage. Marinas will also need to have equipment inspected annually and post signs warning people about the risk of electric shock near docks.

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The bill is named after 10-year-old Noah Dean Winstead and 11-year-old Nate Lynam. The best friends from Morristown were electrocuted while swimming together at a marina in Cherokee Lake on July 4, 2012.

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