2013 Indiana General Assembly

Motorboat registration plan could boost tourism, jobs

2013-02-11T17:45:00Z 2013-02-11T17:54:59Z Motorboat registration plan could boost tourism, jobsDan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com
February 11, 2013 5:45 pm  • 

INDIANAPOLIS | Out-of-state motorboaters spending the summer in Indiana soon may no longer have to re-register their boats with the state.

The House on Monday voted 95-0 for House Bill 1564, which allows a motorboat registered in another state to operate in Indiana waters for 180 days without having to obtain an Indiana registration number.

Current law requires out-of-state motorboats be registered in Indiana after 60 days in the state.

House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, co-sponsored the legislation. He said the measure will bring Indiana law in line with the three other states that border Lake Michigan.

The other co-sponsor, state Rep. Sean Eberhart, R-Shelbyville, said he expects the proposal will promote tourism and create jobs.

"This bill will welcome those out-of-state folks who want to come here and spend their money," Eberhart said.

The legislation now advances to the Senate.

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