Tag Archives: Boater Safety

South Carolina governor signs boater safety legislation

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster was joined earlier this month by Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette, state and local law enforcement officers, state agency leaders, and members of the General Assembly for a ceremonial bill signing of Senate Bill 96, a bill that strengthens boater education requirements. Under current South Carolina law, anyone younger than 16 is required to complete ...

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Minnesota boater education bill moves ahead

As the weather warms and boating season nears in the Great Lakes region, Minnesota lawmakers are inching closer to officially expanding boater education to include adult operators. Last Thursday the Minnesota House of Representatives passed its omnibus environment and natural resources bill, HF4492/SF4062. The bill will return to the Senate, where a conference committee is expected to work out the differences ...

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NMMA encourages ‘swift passage’ of MN boater education bill

Minnesota state legislators are forging ahead with companion boater education legislation (SF3392, HF3787) which would expand the state’s existing youth operator requirements to eventually phase in all boaters. Introduced by Senator Carrie Ruud (R) and Representative Erin Koegel, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has thrown its support behind these bills in its larger effort to establish and increase boater education ...

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