Florida Senate passes two boating safety measures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Senate unanimously approved 39-0 two boating measures on Wednesday, which will now head to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk, as reported by the local CBS affiliate in Miami. The first measure, HB-427, would provide a discount of about 12 percent on annual vessel-registration fees next year if boaters show they have […]
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New Jersey Senate votes to approve Governor Christie’s call to reduce boat sales tax

TRENTON, N.J. – The Democratic-controlled state Senate in New Jersey voted 33-1 to approve a bill that would reduce the sales tax on all boats bought in the state by 50 percent, according to NJ.com. Governor Christie conditionally vetoed the bill originally, saying the first proposal would have provided relief only for those who buy […]
Boating Industry

Amendment fight kills sportsmen’s bill in Senate (Video)

Despite bipartisan support, a bill to increase protections for fishing and hunting failed to get through the Senate Thursday. The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 had 46 co-sponsors from both parties and had advanced in the Senate by an 82-12 vote on Monday, but died as Senators attempted to make amendments to the bill. Many […]
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