Missouri Lawmakers Approve Boater Safety Bill

5 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, May 13 2014 May 13, 2014 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:27:00 AM CDT May 13, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would expand who can obtain a temporary boating safety card.

Missouri requires resident boat operators born after 1984 to complete a boating education class or pass an equivalency exam. Non-residents can get a temporary boating safety card one time by signing an affidavit asserting they have reviewed a handbook of Missouri boating laws and responsibilities.

The temporary card is valid for up to seven days. This year's legislation would let Missourians also get the one-time temporary card.

House members approved the measure 138-8 on Monday, and it passed the Senate 32-0 in April. The legislation now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.

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