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Friday, June 24, 2005

New Age Requirement For Childrem On Jet Skis

The Senate voted 47-1 in favor of a bill that would raise the minimum age to operate a personal watercraft from 12 to 14. The bill would require users of Jet Skis and similar personal watercraft who are 14 and 15 to either share the craft with someone who is at least 18 or have completed an approved boating safety education course. Children who are 12 before Nov. 1 would be grandfathered into the law. The bill now returns to the House, which approved the measure in April and must decide whether to accept the changes made by the Senate.

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