AUSTIN, TX – Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, announced today that she will pursue legislation in response to the death of a 71-year-old woman who drowned in a flotation pod in Flower Mound. 

"This is a tragic situation that should never have happened," Senator Nelson said. "Clearly stronger oversight is needed, and I am developing legislation to ensure that we are protecting public health and safety."

A Flower Mound woman died in March at a spa specializing in sensory deprivation - a stress relief treatment in which customers float in heated salt water, giving them a "weightless" feeling. Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the woman in the tank room unconscious, not breathing and with no pulse.

State law requires that health spas register with the Secretary of State, but flotation pods themselves are not currently subject to state regulation.

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.

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