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CS/HB 711 — Vessel Registrations

by Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; and Rep. Magar and others (CS/SB 718 by Transportation Committee and Senator Powell)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Transportation Committee (TR)

The bill reduces state vessel registration fees for recreational vessels equipped with a qualifying emergency position-indicating radio beacon or whose owner owns a qualifying personal locator beacon. The beacon must be registered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to receive the reduced vessel registration fee.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2017.

Vote: Senate 34-0; House 116-0