On January 27, the Indiana House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on an amendment to House Bill 1385 #2, which would allow boaters to wake surf behind a forward-facing engine. MRAA, along with its partners, the National Marine Manufacturer Association and Water Sports Industry Association supported this measure.
Two MRAA members, Preston Schenkel of N3 Boatworks and Mike Hoffman of the Marine Center of Indiana both testified in support of this amendment, along with NMMA’s Jill Sims. Together, they provided expert testimony, and were well equipped to answer questions from committee members on the effects of this legislation on the recreational boating industry in Indiana.
The amendment was adopted unanimously by consent of the committee, and if passed, would allow outdoor enthusiasts in the Hoosier state to enjoy the same cutting-edge technology that boaters in every other state can.
If you have questions, please contact MRAA Government Relations Manager, Adam Fortier-Brown.