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Re: 2020 Overnight Anchoring Restrictions in Georgia

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
How quickly did this move through the legislature down there? It seems the post-law reaction is greater than the pre. None of it will likely matter, however. Cetainly not until the legislature turns over and the community isn't asking the same folks who voted it in to vote it back out. I think it will need to be modified in the courts.
HB*201*2019-2020 Regular Session

It sailed right through
Mar/29/2019 - Senate Vote #342 Yea(45) Nay(0) NV(4) Exc(7)
Mar/04/2019 - House Vote #120 Yea(162) Nay(1) NV(8) Exc(9)

The boating community did not have visibility until after passage. Many came to speak at the GA DNR Public Meeting on Jun 17, 2019 which you can see here:

Doug Haymans - GA DNR CRD Director 00:00
Kim Russo - AGLCA, SSCA and Coalition (MTOA, DeFever Cruisers) 29:22
Wally Moran - Marine Journalist, ICW Rally Leader 33:25
Jack White - Sailor, Looper, Pilot, Former GA State Representative 36:45
Ed Tillett - Editor in Chief, General Manager Waterway Guide 42:49
David Kennedy - Government Affairs, BoatUS 45:51
Charlie Waller - Owner Isle of Hope Marina and GAMBA President 49:26
Neil Davies - Part time Georgia resident 51:52
Amy Thurman - Georgia Association of Marine Business 57:35
Edwin Longwater - Georgia resident, Captain, Naturalist 59:18
Lee Gatts - National Marine Manufacturers Association 1:03:00
Fred Anderson - DeFever Cruisers 1:06:26
Fred Meyling - Cruiser 1:10:45
Tim McNair - Retired Law Enforcement, Full Time Cruiser 1:13:40
Brand Wyrick - Georgia Resident, Part Time Cruiser 1:18:20
Steve White - Resident, Retired Military 1:21:58
Charles MacMillan - Non Boater, Georgia Conservancy 1:24:18
Joe Green - Georgia Resident, Retied Educator, Sailor 1:26:11
Jerry Morris - Georgia Resident Boater 1:29:57
Walter Clayton - 1:31:51
Dana Rutland - TowBoatUS 1:32:26
David Bosworth - Georgia Resident 1:35:11
Bubba Strickland - Owner Operator Hogan's Marina 1:38:04
Mark Mueller - 1:42:51 / recording ends as battery is depleted

Video courtesy of: J. Gannon, attendee

s/v Little Wing
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