Boating safety law awaits Cuomo's signature
MASSAPEQUA - Sweeping new boating safety legislation is poised to become law.
State Sen. Charles Fuchillo has co-sponsored a boating bill which would require operators of motorized crafts who are 18 and under to pass a mandatory safety training course or face fines. It does not require operator licensing.
Officials say the bill's focus is to get as many people safety certified as possible.
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The bill is awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature.
If passed, New York would become the 21st state to make boating safety courses mandatory.