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HB 863: Boating Safety


Boating Safety; Provides requirements for operation of recreational vessels by persons younger than specified age; revises minimum age to operate personal watercraft; removes exemption from photographic identification & boating safety identification card requirement for person accompanied in vessel by another person who meets certain criteria.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/2/2015 House • Filed
    12/18/2015 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Highway and Waterway Safety Subcommittee; Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 74
    1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 73
    3/11/2016 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 863, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 12/2/2015 at 12:07 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 644 Boating Safety Ring Similar Last Action: 3/11/2016 S Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation
    Location: In committee/council (EP)

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    327.385 Page 1 (pdf)
    327.39 Personal watercraft regulated. Page 2 (pdf)
    327.395 Boating safety identification cards. Page 3 (pdf)
    327.54 Liveries; safety regulations; penalty. Page 4 (pdf)
    327.73 Noncriminal infractions. Page 4 (pdf)

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