Introduced by Rep. Bruce Rendon (R) on August 13, 2014, to exempt from watercraft registration mandates small boats that are powered by an electric motor rated at 100 pounds of thrust or less. Under current law small boats (canoes, dinghies, rowboats etc.) are already exempt, but not if they are motorized.
Referred to the House Tourism Committee on August 13, 2014.
Reported in the House on October 2, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.