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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 847         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 652

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Sarah K. Peake

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the safe operation of kayaks in navigable waters.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 847        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 652

By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 652) of Sarah K. Peake and Cory Atkins relative to kayak safety.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the safe operation of kayaks in navigable waters.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, any person who operates a kayak within the navigable waters of the Commonwealth shall have, install, and display a high visibility orange flag on a pole at a height of 6 feet above the waterline.

              Section 2. Any kayak operated in navigable waters from sunset to sunrise shall display a revolving yellow stern light that is visible for 360 degrees.

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