Boater Safety

Assembly Candidate Joe Dujmic Calls For State Boater’s Licsense


New York State Assembly candidate Joe Dujmic today announced a Safe Waterways Act he would introduce in Albany which would, for the first time, require all persons operating a boat to have a state-authorized license, conditioned upon passage of an approved safe boating course and proper liability insurance.

To avoid added layers of bureaucracy, Dujmic’s proposed legislation would simply add a boating classification to drivers’ licenses issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Dujmic is the Democratic candidate in the 10th Assembly District, which covers the northwestern corner of Suffolk County comprising of most of the Town of Huntington and parts of Babylon.

According to the United States Coast Guard, there were 4,588 recreational boating accidents nationwide involving nearly 6,000...| read more ››