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Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim July 2017, as Boating Safety Awareness Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim July 2017, as Boating Safety Awareness Month in the State of
New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
months that are set aside to increase awareness of issues that affect
the lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, The month of July is the height of summer, where water-based
activities such as boating are at their peak; and
WHEREAS, In 2012, Bryan Johnson lost his life in a tragic boating
accident; and
WHEREAS, In 2013 legislation was enacted that mandates that anyone
born after 1996 take an eight hour boating safety course; and
WHEREAS, There was 22 deaths related to recreational boating in New
York State in 2016, up from 16 in 2015; and
WHEREAS, Inexperienced and/or reckless boaters cause a great deal of
danger and property damage when they irresponsibly operate at excessive
speeds while not obeying navigation laws or do not understand the laws;
and
WHEREAS, Many boaters have never taken a boating safety course and,
while they may think they are abiding by the navigation laws, they put
themselves, as well as others, in danger; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body reaffirms its commitment to fostering
continuing attention to boating safety in New York State, and encourages
all New Yorkers to participate in Boating Safety Awareness Month; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim July 2017, as Boating
Safety Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 20 / Jun / 2017
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / Jun / 2017
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / Jun / 2017
    • ADOPTED

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