HB*201*2019-2020 Regular SessionHow 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.
Bi-partisan support with hardly a vote against. This fight's been lost. Courts.......
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)
Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Division was the main driver, from what I understand. This my require court action.Bi-partisan support with hardly a vote against. This fight's been lost. Courts.
I was more interested in when the Bill was first introduced and what organization was behind it, but it's moot now.
Yes you are correct. Ironic that since their solution to "conflicts" is "distance", why exempt a class of boaters most likely to be close to their docks, fishing the structures?Did I read right that the rules don't apply to fishing boats?
If so; that is arbitrary, discriminatory and negates many of the reasons for the setback.
Also, if true then it would appear fishing boats can anchor in sensitive areas where others cannot. Why wouldn't all boats be restricted from anchoring in these areas.
I'm happy to convey the news that HB833 passed in the House today and will cross over in to The Senate starting Friday.Georgia House Bill 833 Update:
Your emails imploring Georgia legislators to support Rep Stephens HB833 have been successful. Today March 10, 2020, HB833 was voted on favorably in The Rules Committee and will proceed forward to the full House floor for vote Thursday.
Following an anticipated favorable disposition in The House, it will go to The Senate on legislative day 28, aka "Crossover Day".
I agree with the sentiment, but I think boycotts often kill the wrong target. The local marinas didn't pass this law. The State would never miss the pennies of tax revenue that a few passing cruisers would cause with a boycott, but the local marinas and stores would.I think all boaters should band to gather and refuse to do ANY perches of fuel, or any shopping in the state. Bypass them totaly with your money. They will get the message.:crying