Boating safety begins on shore
The warmer weather means New Jersey’s waterways are getting crowded, and if history is any indication, there will be dozens of accidents on the water this summer, along with a handful of casualties.
Boat sales tax would be capped under NJ bill
New Jersey is charging boaters thousands of dollars in taxes and fees, but two South Jersey lawmakers are sponsoring legislation in hopes of leveling the playing field for businesses who build or sell boats in the state.
Bill would remove minimum boating age
Boating is a popular pastime in the Garden State and a proposed bill from Assemblyman Erik Peterson would allow children to participate in the hobby by removing the minimum age at which a person can obtain a boating license.
Tougher Penalties?
Boaters who leave the scene of an accident in New Jersey would face the same criminal penalties as motorists, under legislation approved by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.
Danger for Boaters
With the weather getting warmer, many New Jersey residents might be ready to set sail in their boats, but the New Jersey State Police warns that dangerously cold water temperatures could still pose a danger to some small vessels.

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