HB751: Motorboats; means of propulsion, wakesurfing.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact § 29.1-744.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to motorboats; means of propulsion; when person in water accompanying boat.
[H 751]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 29.1-744.3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 29.1-744.3. Slacken speed and control wakes near structures.

It shall be unlawful to operate any motorboat, except a personal watercraft, at a speed greater than the slowest possible speed required to maintain steerage and headway when within 50 feet or less of docks, piers, boathouses, boat ramps, or a person in the water, unless such person in the water (i) is being towed by the motorboat or (ii) is accompanying the motorboat, provided that such motorboat is propelled by an inboard motor or a means of propulsion that is below the water line and forward of (a) the transom or (b) an integrated swim platform.


HOUSE BILL NO. 751
House Amendments in [ ] -- February 6, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact § 29.1-744.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to motorboats; means of propulsion; when person in water accompanying boat.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Leftwich

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 29.1-744.3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 29.1-744.3. Slacken speed and control wakes near structures.

It shall be unlawful to operate any motorboat, except a personal watercraft, at a speed greater than the slowest possible speed required to maintain steerage and headway when within 50 feet or less of docks, piers, boathouses, boat ramps, or a person in the water, unless such person in the water (i) is being towed by the motorboat or (ii) is accompanying the motorboat, provided that such motorboat is propelled by an inboard motor or a means of propulsion that is [ forward of the transom and ] below the water line [ and forward of (a) the transom or (b) an integrated swim platform ] .

HOUSE BILL NO. 751

Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled January 9, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact § 29.1-744.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to motorboats; means of propulsion; when person in water accompanying boat.
Patron-- Leftwich

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 29.1-744.3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 29.1-744.3. Slacken speed and control wakes near structures.

It shall be unlawful to operate any motorboat, except a personal watercraft, at a speed greater than the slowest possible speed required to maintain steerage and headway when within 50 feet or less of docks, piers, boathouses, boat ramps, or a person in the water, unless such person in the water (i) is being towed by the motorboat or (ii) is accompanying the motorboat, provided that such motorboat is propelled by an inboard motor or a means of propulsion that is forward of the transom and below the water line.