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Boat safety public hearing

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A public hearing on boating safety legislation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Lake County Central Permit facility, 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville. Three measures sponsored by State Sen. Julie Morrison, Senate Bills 1477, 1478, and 1805, were assigned to the Special Committee on Watercraft Safety. Senate Bill 1477 would suspend for 3 months the driver's license of any person found to have operated a watercraft under the influence. Senate Bill 1478 would prohibit anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1990 from operating a watercraft without a valid Boating Safety Certificate issued by the Department of Natural Resources. Senate Bill 1805 would require operators of a watercraft towing a person or persons to display a red or orange flag on their watercraft. To testify for or against these measures, call (847) 945-5200 to be placed on a list of speakers.

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