With various state legislatures program to resume operations in the days and weeks in advance, the NMMA advocacy team is partaking with policymakers throughout the place on vital recreational boating market problems, which includes wake browsing obtain. To day, 4 point out legislatures have acted on this vital situation, and additional are predicted to follow fit through 2021.

Down below is a record of states the place the NMMA advocacy crew is engaging on wake surfing legislation, along with the particular proposals just before every legislature.

For a lot more info, make sure you contact NMMA manager of Wonderful Lakes plan and engagement, Jill Sims at jsims@nmma.org.

Active Wake Browsing Laws

Indiana (HB1098)

  • HB 1098 – Defines wakeboarding and wake browsing prohibits night wake boarding/wake surfing establishes method for lakes to petition NRC for constraints and includes security specifications for the watercraft.

New Hampshire (HB229 and HB115)

  • HB 229 – “Wake boat” means any boat that is outfitted with ballast tanks, baggage, compartments, containers, plumbing, or similar equipment or programs that are made to alter or improve the properties of the boat’s wake, and is also known as a “ballast boat.”
  • HB 115 – Demands wake surfers to have on life jackets, bans nighttime wake surfing, and demands the tow boat to be built by the manufacturer for wake surfing.

Oregon (HB 2555, HB 2725, and HB 2734)

  • HB 2555 and HB 2725 – Presents that greatest loading bodyweight of motorboat must be less than 4,000 lbs . to receive towed watersports motorboat certificate.
  • HB 2734 – Directs Point out Maritime Board to review and make recommendations for legislation to impose excise tax on wake boat income.

Virginia (HB 2083)

  • H.2083 – Prohibits a individual within 200 ft of a dock, pier, boathouse, boat ramp, shoreline, or other particular person in the drinking water from functioning a vessel on any inland lake that is far more than 500 ft over sea stage and of 20,000 acres or extra in dimensions, and wholly located inside the Commonwealth (Smith Mountain Lake), when accompanied by a man or woman or persons engaged in wake browsing.