New Bill Requires Kids to Wear Life Jackets, Not Just Have Them in Boat

By: Todd Hicks Email
By: Todd Hicks Email

If approved, a new bill would require children to wear life preservers.

Children would have to wear a life preserver whenever they board a boat in the state of Wisconsin.

The bipartisan bill, which passed the state Senate Wednesday, will now head to the state Assembly for approval.

If signed into law by Governor Doyle, the law would require children 12-years-old and under to wear a lifevest while out on a boat.

The law, as it stands now, says boaters are only required to have the same number of lifevests onboard for the number of passengers on the boat.

Wisconsin is one of just four states in the country not to require children to wear a lifevest aboard a boat.

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