CHICAGO – The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued an Action Alert message to its members yesterday calling on them to support a Florida bill it said “will ensure that both the manatee and the recreational boating population will continue to flourish well into the future.
The Alert asked NMMA members to contact Florida Governor Jeb Bush and tell him to sign the legislation, known as SB 540/HB 633. NMMA said in its Alert that “extremist groups have disseminated untrue and misleading appeals to individuals across the country urging them to ask the Governor to veto the bill. These appeals have been irresponsible and blatantly false.”
NMMA then tried to refute some of the rumors it said were being spread, with the following statements.
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