As the description of this bill provided by the Mackinac center implies, the DNRE has this authority now. This bill would extend that authority to local law enforcement, which I would think would be able to react much faster if needed than the DNRE.
This legislation makes sense, unless the authority already is provided elsewhere by the law.
Good idea. I know of one raft that is anchored in the St.Joseph river near Buchanan. It is almost in the middle of the river and is not illuminated at night. It is definitley a navigational hazard and although I know of no accidents involving this raft, I see no need to wait for one to happen before action is taken. I also have to wonder who would be held responsible if someone hit that raft?