Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

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Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby Keeth1123 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:05 pm

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florid ... story.html

Bill relating to the requirement of an airboat operator to have a special class.
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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby ladyblackwater » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:00 am

It passed by board now it's in the Senate's hands.
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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:48 am

I read the Florida Airboat Association supports this ?

I sure don't !

This needs to be the USCG making commercial operators get a license endorsement and training not the recreational users

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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby Andy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:26 pm

Correct me if I,m wrong but doesn,t this bill say commercial operator. I didnt see all or recreational in it?

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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:51 pm

Draft I viewed had commercial and recreational airboat operators born before certain date.

I will pull up the Senate proposal and check what is current version.
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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:01 pm

I just pulled up the Senate version and there were some changes and additions. It looks OK now made penalty civil not criminal and is commercial operator specific.

The early drafts I saw had ALL airboat operators born after a certain date that mirrored the mandatory Safe Boating Course Requirement.

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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby Keeth1123 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:17 pm

Sounds good. Just wanted to know if I needed to get a different license or not.

Thanks guys
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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby Andy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:52 pm

Thanx for the info Swamphunter45

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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby ladyblackwater » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:06 am

It will not effect recreational Airboaters, it has been from the beginning of this that it would ONLY effect anyone using an Airboat for hire. It was never going to effect the recreational Airboaters. These laws needed to be put in place before it did end up affecting all Airboaters. It's great to see them finally doing something to fix the problem. We didn't get everything we proposed but it's definitely a start. I was not happy when I heard they changed it from being a criminal offense if the law was not followed.
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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby mojoe » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:49 am

Thank you ladyblackwater for keeping us correctly informed.

I agree with you: We need something REASONABLE (like this) in place before they get the steam to vote in something unreasonable.
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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby Capt steve » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:01 pm

Does anyone have any idea what the age cut off will be.
As a commercial operator I don’t mind needing training or an endorsement as long as it’s resonable. I was planning on speaking to our owner about splitting the cost of the DOI training coarse.
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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby ladyblackwater » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:11 pm

Capt. Steve there is not an age cut off or a grandfather rule that will apply to this. Everyone that is driving an Airboat that is for hire will have to have all 4 things

CPR/First Aid
Drivers license (on them at all times)
Boater Safety Class ( exempt if you have Capt. License)
Airboat Training/Safety Class
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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby Capt steve » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:41 pm

Thanks blackwater.
Those things all sound reasonable. Any idea what kind of class they are talking about? Is it the dept of interior coarse or are they going to come up with a different class.
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Re: Anyone know the progress on this proposed bill

Postby ladyblackwater » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:50 am

Capt. Steve that question I can't answer 100% for you. It's written that its going to have to be a FWC approved course. FWC doesn't have a course set up so I'm sure they are going to use one that is already in place. I'm pretty sure it will be the dept. of interior course that is already in place. By them doing this it will save them money from nothing having to pay someone to come up with a course and it's a course that they know works.
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