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New boating regulations in place

Safety classes required for everyone

— Assembly member Sandy Galef said, “My heart goes out to the families of those injured and killed in recent tragedies on the Hudson River, the Long Island Sound and elsewhere. They continue to experience profound anguish, which no one should have to suffer. Thankfully, with the signing of this bill into law, we will start to see the end of boating operators with no training endangering themselves, those on the boat with them, and other boaters. I have no doubt that this new law will ensure that boat operators receive an appropriate education, helping to prevent and decrease the number of boating accidents on New York’s beautiful waterways. I want to thank Governor Cuomo for signing this landmark legislation.”

State Sen. Charles J.Fuschillo, Jr., Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, said: “Individuals should learn basic safety procedures, navigation, and the rules of the water before operating a powerful motor vehicle which can kill or seriously injure someone. Enacting this law is a step in the right direction which will make our waterways safer for everyone. I applaud Governor Cuomo for signing this legislation.”

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