House passes Sadie Grace Andrews Bill after 3-year-old perished - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

House passes Sadie Grace Andrews Bill after 3-year-old perished in grease trap

Sadie Andrews (Source: Andrews family) Sadie Andrews (Source: Andrews family)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The entire House chamber gave a standing ovation to Corrie Andrews after passing a bill named after her daughter, Sadie Grace, 99-0.

"The emotion that rushed to me when they all stood in honor of our daughter and to honor us is something I can't even put into words," Corrie Andrews said. 

The bill is simple. It would require covers to be placed on grease traps to prevent someone from falling through. The legislation comes after tragedy, when 3-year-old Sadie Grace Andrews fell into a grease trap at a local Brusters and drowned.

"I'm not glad for why I'm here, but I'm honored with how they honored our daughter," Andrews said. "Because she will be remembered, she will be remembered. Just grateful, I don't know what else to say."

Tuesday was an emotional day for Andrews, but she hopes the legislation can save thousands of lives and inspire other states with similar issues.

"It's my prayer personally that I will make a difference," Andrews said.

She said she was comforted knowing she will see Sadie again in heaven. Andrews expressed how important her faith was to her in getting through this tough time.

"We only get so many chances in life to make a difference and our days are numbered," she said.

With the bill passing, and likely to be signed by the governor in the coming weeks, this bill certainly may save lives in the future.

Copyright 2018 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:34:14 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:03 AM EDT2018-05-22 12:03:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass school shootings ar...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass school shootings ar...

    Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur.

    More >>

    Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur.

    More >>
  • The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:13:57 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-05-22 11:45:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims...

    A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries.

    More >>

    A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries.

    More >>
  • Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe

    Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:12:21 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-05-22 11:45:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...

    The agreement came after President Donald Trump made an extraordinary demand that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign.

    More >>

    The agreement came after President Donald Trump made an extraordinary demand that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign.

    More >>
  • Political Stories from the Associated PressMore>>

  • US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

    US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:12:48 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-05-22 11:53:16 GMT
    (HealthCare.gov via AP). This screen grab shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington, on Monday, May 21, 2018. A major government survey finds that the U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, a surprise after President ...(HealthCare.gov via AP). This screen grab shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington, on Monday, May 21, 2018. A major government survey finds that the U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, a surprise after President ...

    Overall, the survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 9.1 percent of Americans were uninsured in 2017, almost the same as toward the end of the Obama administration.

    More >>

    Overall, the survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 9.1 percent of Americans were uninsured in 2017, almost the same as toward the end of the Obama administration.

    More >>
  • Ex-coal exec chases US Senate seat despite GOP primary loss

    Ex-coal exec chases US Senate seat despite GOP primary loss

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:02:49 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-05-22 11:45:53 GMT
    Despite having lost the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship says he's going to continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate.More >>
    Despite having lost the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship says he's going to continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate.More >>
  • Interior moves to lift restrictions on hunting bears, wolves

    Interior moves to lift restrictions on hunting bears, wolves

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:52:24 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-05-22 11:45:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File). FILE - In this July 4, 2013, file photo, a brown bear walks to a sandbar to eat a salmon it had just caught at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obam...(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File). FILE - In this July 4, 2013, file photo, a brown bear walks to a sandbar to eat a salmon it had just caught at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obam...
    The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother bears and their cubs...More >>
    The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother bears and their cubs hibernating in dens.More >>
Powered by Frankly