Boating age-limit bill fails in Florida

Florida House Bill 1227 would have blocked younger boaters from operating a boat of more than 10 feet.
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A Florida bill that would have prevented youths under the age of 16 from driving a boat unless they are supervised by an adult did not pass before the legislature’s final adjournment last week.

Florida House Bill 1227 would have blocked younger boaters from operating a boat of more than 10 feet unless they were under the direct supervision of someone who is 21 or older, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

The bill was sponsored by state Rep. Kristin Jacobs, D-Coconut Grove.

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