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HB 275: Game and fish; rules and regulations used to establish criminal violations; change provisions

Voted on Wednesday March 1, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

House Bill 275 address code section on towing persons on water skis, aquaplanes, surfboards, or other devices. The bill specifically outlines what it means to body surf and wake surf and mandates by law that a person wear a life jacket during both activities.
Further, the bill requires that the boat towing a person have an inboard motor for body surfing.

I voted NO because I believe the entire bill is a gross overreach of government regulation.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 146 81.1% Majority Vote
Nay 23 12.8%
Did not vote 4 2.2%
Excused 7 3.9%