It is critical to protect the boating public from accidents causing injuries and fatalities on New York's waters. There recently have been several fatalities causing families and friends much anguish. New York must require boating safety education for all those who operate mechanically propelled vessels. This legislation, A3550/S6633 of 2012, sponsored by New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and New York State Senator David Carlucci, would phase in the boating education requirement over a period of time, so that the youngest operators are educated first and it would gradually include all mechanically propelled boat operators.
The legislation can be viewed here: http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A03550&term=&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Votes=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y