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SB 1834: Vessel Safety


Vessel Safety; Revising the penalties for persons operating a vessel involved in an accident or injury who leave the scene of the accident or injury under certain circumstances; providing graduated penalties depending on the level of damage to property or person; providing a mandatory minimum sentence for a person who willfully commits such violation resulting in the death of another while boating under the influence; providing that a person commits boating under the influence manslaughter when their impaired operation of a vessel causes the death of an unborn child; revising the definition of the term “vessel homicide” to include the killing of an unborn child by causing injury to the mother by operation of a vessel in a reckless manner under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Environment and Natural Resources
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Environment and Natural Resources (EN)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/26/2021 Senate • Filed
3/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Criminal Justice; Rules -SJ 205
3/10/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 205
4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Environment and Natural Resources