OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-136

AN ACT REGULATING THE USE OF JETTED ARTICULATED VESSELS AND CERTAIN WATER SKIING DEVICES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Under 1,000

Under 1,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill (1) extends the definition of water skiing to include watersports performed behind a vessel regardless of tethering, (2) establishes that the aggregate number of water skiers and vessel occupants cannot exceed the boat's specified carrying capacity, and (3) establishes new requirements for operators and passengers of jetted articulated vehicles (JAVs).

Any revenue generated from violations of these new and expanded watercraft provisions is anticipated to generate less than $1,000 annually. In FY 14 and FY 15, violations of personal watercraft operation generated an average of $3,865 in revenue.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of violations.