Senate Bill 136 regarding boater safety was introduced this week during the legislative session. The below document gives more details about the specifics the bill includes:

Senate Bill 136 Boater Safety_DNR Talking Points

Also related to boater safety, Allatoona Lake and Lake Sidney Lanier boaters are invited to take part in a pilot program to encourage boater safety and education.

Through the new program, recreational boaters earning a certificate from an authorized Safe Boating Class will be rewarded with a complimentary annual day-use pass valid for one full year.

Boating safety certificates earned within the past year can be presented to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Offices at Allatoona or Lanier along with a valid photo ID to claim their annual day-use pass
If you have successfully completed at boater safety education course, be sure to talk to your insurance company and see if you are eligible for a discount for completing the course. Many insurance companies recognize any certified National Association of State Boating Laws Administrators (NASBLA) course as eligible for discounts.