HOUSE BILL NO. 1119
FLOOR AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by Senator Martin
on March 7, 2012)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Wright)
A BILL 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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