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Ohio Govenor signs bill on watercraft safety

Thursday, July 11, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Geatz
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The Governor of Ohio signed a bill into law on July 11 that becomes effective with the signing that establishes clear criteria for watercraft safety instructions before a recreational boat can be stopped and boarded on Lake Erie and other Ohio waters. In the past, water safety officers could stop a boat at any time for safety inspections.

This bill, sponsored by Rep. Rex Damschroder, which went into effect with the Governor's signature, establishes that a state or local law enforcement officer will no longer have the authority to stop or board a vessel to conduct a safety inspection. This bill should enhance the boating experience in Ohio.

Please go to this link to see more info.

Ohio Governor Signs Boater Freedom Act : The Fishing Wire

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