Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act. Provides that a person who places in any river, lake, or stream a floating object that has no navigational, informational, or regulatory purpose shall equip the floating object with white reflector tape that can be seen from any direction or, if the floating object is placed 100 feet or more from shore, a person shall equip the floating object with a fixed white light to show all around the horizon for a distance of at least one-half mile. Provides that a person who violates the new provision commits a petty offense punishable by a fine of not more than $100. Provides that a person who violates the new provision and the violation results in the injury or death of another person commits a Class A misdemeanor.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill, and makes the following changes: (1) changes references to "floating object" to "dock"; (2) deletes language providing that the floating object be required to have a navigational, informational, or regulatory purpose; (3) provides that a dock shall be equipped with reflector tape, or any other reflective material or equipment, in such a manner it can be seen by an approaching boat (rather than from any direction); and (4) deletes language providing that a floating object placed 100 feet or more from shore shall be equipped with a fixed white light.