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Boating and fishing safety bill introduced in Congress

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The Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2014 (S. 2028) was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). It became available online on the congressional website on Friday, Feb. 21. You can read it at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c113:S.2028:.

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) cosponsored the bill.

It was referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation.

The bill would reauthorize the Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act through 2021. The law is slated to expire in October.

The bill would fund the National Boating Safety Advisory Council at $200,000 a year. The council is currently authorized through FY 20. The bill would extend it one more year, through 2021.

The bill also would give national non-profits $7 million a year for boating safety activities.

Additionally, the Coast Guard would get $5 million a year for national recreational boating safety activities.

The bill would make a variety of other technical changes to boating safety law.

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