View Amendment Current Amendment: FGF to Bill 3865

The Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry proposed the following amendment (3865R001..GEC):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 2, by striking lines 10 through 26 and inserting:

/ (C)(1) A local government may adopt an ordinance requiring a permit for a watercraft or floating structure to remain moored, anchored, or otherwise located in any one five-mile radius on public waters within its local jurisdiction for more than fourteen consecutive days. The cost of a permit required by a local government may not exceed fifteen dollars. An ordinance adopted pursuant to this subsection must not apply to watercraft:

(a) moored to a dock or marina berth with permission from the dock or berth owner;

(b) moored to a mooring buoy that is permitted by the Department of Health and Environmental Control with permission from the buoy owner, or

(c) moored to a mooring buoy with permission from the buoy owner, provided that the buoy is in the location as it existed on public waters on June 30, 2021.

(2) Notwithstanding Section 5-7-140(B), the corporate limits of any municipality bordering on the high-water mark of a navigable body of water, other than the Atlantic Ocean, are extended to the center of the channel of the navigable body of water for the sole purpose of enforcing an ordinance adopted pursuant to this subsection. /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 2 in its entirety and inserting:

/SECTION 2. This act takes effect on July 1, 2021. /