PARENTS’ PLEAS: Pushing for Window Changes
A Des Moines couple fought back tears numerous times appearing before an Iowa house judiciary subcommittee. Jamie and Shanda Geneser's 4-year-old daughter, Hannah, died two years ago after falling from a third floor bedroom window, while she played at a relatives' home during a birthday party. The window had a screen but it wasn't strong enough to hold her back. The Genesers want lawmakers to mandate a stronger, thicker window screen in multi-family dwellings, hotels and motels.