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Governor Culver signs Ed Thomas Bill

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Governor Chet Culver has signed "The Ed Thomas Bill."  It's the legislation that requires hospitals to notify police before releasing any patient wanted for arrest.

"By any measure, Coach Thomas was a remarkable man," Governor Culver said in a statement Wednesday. "Words can't truly explain the impact he had on his community and the people he loved. I was privileged to witness Coach Thomas's leadership during the aftermath of the 2008 tornado that devastated Parkersburg. I'm proud to do my small part to honor Coach Thomas by signing this bill."

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