‘Bryce’s Law’ to require grease traps be secure signed

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov. Kathy Hochul Thursday signed a law named after a three-year-old boy who died when he fell into a grease trap in Rochester back in 2019.

The trap Bryce Raynor fell into was behind the Tim Hortons on University Avenue.

Police reports say the lid to the trap was made of plastic, not locked and was designed to be used on a septic system.

Bryce’s Law now ensures that grease traps be secure, strong enough to withstand expected loads, and marked with warning signs and symbols.