On January 11th, 2018, a bill was introduced to the department of cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation in New York State. It seeks to amend navigational law to prohibit the use of ballast-carrying boats to throw a wave within 600 feet of any NYS lake shoreline (you can find the bill in the link below). Here are some important facts you need to know:
This bill was put in place due to concerns about the effects of boat waves on erosion.
It is currently on the floor calendar, which is the third step out of seven required to pass the bill. Out of a committee of eleven, nine state officials voted aye, and two voted nay.
If you want to contribute to dialogue about this controversial topic, visit the "Floating on the Waves" forum and share your opinions.
For more information, we encourage you to visit the links below: