Locally Driven Bill Aims To Reform CA Boating Safety Education

Each year between 2004 and 2013, somewhere between 38 and 58 people were killed in California boating accidents.

That’s not all. In that same time range, there were between 247 and 482 California boating accident injuries per year. Each of those years also saw between $2.4 and $10.6 million in boating accident property damage.

For some people, those are just statistics. For others, they’re a call to action.

Two of the latter are California state senators Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Bill Monning (D-Carmel). After receiving letters from constituents in each of their districts who have lost family members to boating accidents, the senators co-authored SB 941.

While SB 941 didn’t attract much support from Republicans, it did, notably, garner the endorsement of industry groups like the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and the National Boating Federation.

— Excerpt from newtmeslo.com. Full story HERE

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