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SB 958: Airboats

GENERAL BILL by Oelrich

Airboats; Requiring the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to establish a voluntary sound-testing program for airboats; allowing airboats that test below a specified sound level to be operated on all navigable waters of the state, including waterways on which airboats are prohibited by local ordinance; requiring a fee; providing testing requirements; requiring a super majority vote to enact certain ordinances regulating airboats; amending provisions relating to muffling devices on vessels, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 2/14/2012 Senate - Unfavorable by Environmental Preservation and Conservation, laid on Table; YEAS 2 NAYS 5 -SJ 518
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Environmental Preservation and Conservation (EP)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/15/2011 Senate • Filed
12/6/2011 Senate • Referred to Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Community Affairs; Budget -SJ 80
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 80
2/1/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Environmental Preservation and Conservation, 02/06/12, 3:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Pending Reconsideration (Unfavorable; YEAS 2 NAYS 5)
2/9/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Environmental Preservation and Conservation, 02/14/12, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building --Motion to Reconsider Abandoned
2/14/2012 Senate • Unfavorable by Environmental Preservation and Conservation, laid on Table; YEAS 2 NAYS 5 -SJ 518