HB1253 (CH0408)

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2017 Regular Session



State Boat Act - Removal of Abandoned or Sunken Vessels

Sponsored by:

Delegate Long


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 408

Synopsis:Altering the definition of "abandoned vessel" to include a sunken vessel but exclude specified historic property or submerged archaeological historic property; clarifying that specified provisions of law relating to the removal and disposal of abandoned vessels apply to sunken vessels; extending liability protections for damage that may occur during removal, storage, or custody of an abandoned or sunken vessel to a person that removes, preserves, or stores the abandoned or sunken vessel on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegate Long
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Environment and Transportation  View Committee HearingEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Natural Resources - Generally
Narrow Subject(s):Abandoned Property
Boats and Ships
Historical Matters
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Natural Resources, Department of
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Natural Resources

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November 28, 2017 1:05 P.M.