By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, the Senate Health Committee voted to give a favorable report to legislation requiring restaurants and other commercial food service establishments to securely cover their grease traps to prevent unauthorized access. Senate Bill 258 today is sponsored by state Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn.
Sadly, this legislation was introduced in response to the tragic death of three-year-old Sadie Grace Andrews. In Oct. 2017, Sadie drowned in a 6-foot deep grease trap outside of Bruster’s Real Ice Cream on East University Drive in Auburn.