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Senate passes bill setting tougher standards for officers wanting to board boats
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, February 20, 2014 5:17 PM EST
The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would require law enforcement officers of Kentucky's waterways to meet stricter standards before stopping and boarding recreational boats.
The bill's sponsor is Republican Sen. Chris Girdler of Somerset, whose district includes the Lake Cumberland region, a boating and fishing haven.
Girdler says that the bill will also be an important protection for the tourism-based economy in the state's boating areas.
The bill passed out of the Senate on Thursday on a 35-0 vote. It now moves to the House for consideration.
The legislation is Senate Bill 66.