Missouri Bill Changes Three Rules for Boaters – Quimby's Cruising Guide

Missouri Bill Changes Three Rules for Boaters

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House Bill 2116, sponsored by Missouri Rep. Robert Ross (R-142) made its last journey through the Missouri House on May 1, passing with an overwhelming 133 to 3, with 1 abstention. The bill adds three new things to Missouri law: It adds a subset of jet and propeller-powered boats to those exempt from rules about who can ride on the gunwale; it sets a fine of $25 for lifejacket violations (PWCs included); and it opens the possibility for larger coves to be designated “No-Wake” than were previously allowed.

Specifically, the bill allows coves with a width of up to 800 feet at the mouth (where they join the channel) to apply for a “No-Wake” designation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol; though that “No-Wake” rule in those large coves would only apply to the largest boats: 40 feet or longer.

Here’s a link to the bill: https://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills181/hlrbillspdf/5706S.03T.pdf

Source: https://www.lakeexpo.com/boating/the_lake/missouri-s-no-wake-bill-is-headed-to-governor-greitens/article_0717e10c-51a9-11e8-8264-dbdf20891d9d.html

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