Water Resources Development Act passes Senate

September 16th, 2016

On Sept. 16, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). WRDA is a key program for the recreational boating industry because it funds the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to make improvements on U.S. waterways and harbors.  The vote passed 95-3, and a version of the bill is […]

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Michigan Senate OKs drunken-boating crackdown

March 1st, 2015

The Michigan Senate in December 2014 unanimously passed a package of bills that “stiffen penalties” and lower the blood-alcohol content—to 0.08 percent from the current 0.10 percent—“for people who are found to be intoxicated while driving their recreational vehicles and boats,” the Detroit Free Press reported. According to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2013 Recreational Boating […]

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