At the start of the legislative session, Governor Deal addressed the need for increased attention to public safety on Georgia’s waterways. Senate Bill 136 does exactly that.
Signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on April 18, Senate Bill 70 will authorize the Georgia Department of Transportation to utilize a procedure known as “design-build” for certain types of projects.
In a 146-17 vote the Georgia House of Representatives passed SB 136, a measure to lower the legal intoxication limit for boaters and hunters.
The Senate unanimously approved a bill that would make it a crime to pilot a boat with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher and increase penalties for those caught boating drunk.