August 2013

  • Published On: August 15, 2013

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently announced plans to issue Temporary Certificates of Documentation (COD) for recreational vessels in order to address the more than 4 month backlog for applications. Temporary Certificates of Documentation will allow recreational boat owners to legally operate their vessels pending paperwork processing. While it is in effect, the recreational [...]

  • Published On: August 8, 2013

    In the final deliberations that led to passage of the state’s 2014 budget, legislators blocked efforts to apply state sales tax to marina services and labor charges. The sales tax initiative, which would have affected a broad swath of businesses, will likely be debated again next year. The legislature also stood firm on boater safety, [...]

  • Published On: August 1, 2013

    NMMA is continuing its grassroots advocacy work on the E15 and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) fronts with the Smarter Fuel Future Coalition. Don’t forget to visit the resource center for infographics, videos and more about why reforming the RFS is so important. Or, sign up for the coalition newsletter for regular updates on Capitol Hill [...]