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CS/SB 846 — Divers-down Warning Devices

by Environmental Preservation and Conservation 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 revises the requirements relating to divers-down flags and buoys. The bill defines the term “divers-down warning device” and revises the specification requirements to expand the types of devices that divers are required to use to alert vessels that submerged divers are in the area.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2016.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 116-0