HB 107/LM/CI (BR 166) - K. Sinnette
AN ACT relating to boat dock and marina safety.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 235 to establish standards for marina and boat dock owners and operators to prevent electrical shocks to persons in boats, in water, and on docks around the marina; prohibit swimming within 50 yards of a boat dock or marina, except for reasons of search and rescue; exempt boat dock or marina owners or operators who are in compliance from criminal or civil liability for injuries resulting from unauthorized swimming within the restricted 50-yard area; require marina and boat dock compliance by August 1, 2015; amend KRS 235.010 to amend the definition of "marina" to include a boat dock; establish definitions for "boat dock" and "boat dock or marina owner or operator"; amend KRS 235.200 to require any equipment meeting the American Boat and Yacht Council standards to protect the public from electrical shocks; require electrical wiring onboard a vessel to be performed by a licensed electrician; amend KRS 235.990 to establish penalties for violations.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 7-introduced in House; to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H)
Feb 4-posted in committee