HB 1049 — Divers
by Rep. Raschein and others (CS/SB 1176 by Judiciary Committee and Senator Abruzzo)
This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.
Prepared by: Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee (EP)
The bill gives divers the option to display a divers-down buoy instead of a divers-down flag when diving. The bill specifies design and display requirements for a divers-down buoy but prohibits the use or display of the divers-down buoy onboard a vessel. All other current requirements for vessel operators and divers when a divers-down flag is used will apply when a divers-down buoy is used.
If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2014.
Vote: Senate 38-0; House 116-0