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NMMA joins boating advocates for Oregon Advocacy Day

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) joined recreational boating and fishing stakeholders and advocates, including Oregon-based marine dealers, and grassroots organization Oregon Families for Boating (OFFB) at Oregon’s inaugural “Advocacy Day” in Salem, Oregon. The coalition of industry stakeholders met with nearly 20 Oregon Senate and House of Representative legislators and staff to discuss legislative opportunities for recreational boating across ...

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Oregon State Legislature introduces Bill to restore boating access

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The Oregon State Legislature introduced this month Senate Bill 1071 (SB 1071), which will restore boating access in the Newberg Pool, a long stretch of the Willamette River outside metropolitan Portland. SB 1071 raises the allowable weight limit for boats used for towing on the Newberg Pool, allowing more families and individuals to access water sports and outdoor recreation activities ...

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Oregon Senate passes towed watersports program

Last week, the Oregon Senate passed HB 2352 – which creates a towed watersports program in the state – and now awaits Governor Kate Brown’s signature. The National Marine Manufacturers Association was part of a coalition of stakeholders and businesses that opposed the bill. HB 2352 creates a $124 biannual boating permit for wakeboat operators along a 17 mile stretch ...

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Oregon approves bill requiring access permit for non-motorized boats

Last week, the Oregon Senate and House passed SB47 – legislation that would require operators of nonmotorized boats to purchase a waterway access permit – sending the measure to Governor Kate Brown who is expected to sign it into law. The NMMA said it strongly supported this bill and submitted testimony to Oregon’s Joint Ways and Means Committee in favor ...

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