VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact § 29.1-744.3 of the Code of Virginia,
relating to wake surfing.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 29.1-744.3 of the Code of Virginia is
amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 29.1-744.3. Slacken speed and control wakes near structures.
It shall be unlawful to operate any motorboat, except personal
watercraft, at a speed greater than the slowest possible speed required to
maintain steerage and headway when within
fifty 50 feet or less
of docks, piers, boathouses, boat ramps, and people or a person in
the water . Nothing in this section shall prohibit a motorboat from towing a
person with a rope less than fifty feet in length, unless such person in
the water (i) is being towed by the motorboat or (ii) is accompanying the
motorboat, provided that such motorboat is propelled by an inboard motor.
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