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Ed Thomas bill clears Senate and goes to the Governor

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - The bill named after fallen Aplington-Parkersburg head football coach Ed Thomas has cleared the Senate and is now on its way to the Governor.

The bill passed the Senate on Tuesday.

Earlier this month it unanimously passed the House.

The measure would require hospitals to notify police when a patient wanted for a crime is released.

The Thomas family has lobbied law enforcement officials to have a standardized form to fill out when requesting notification of release.

On March 2nd, Mark Becker was found guilty in the shooting death of Ed Thomas. He will be sentenced in April.

Click here for a link to the Iowa Bill SF 2352.

Online News Director: Nate Leding

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