Senate File 259 - Introduced SENATE FILE 259 BY COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT (SUCCESSOR TO SF 126) A BILL FOR An Act allowing the operation of certain motorboats on lake 1 Macbride at any time. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1630SV (1) 87 av/sc
S.F. 259 Section 1. Section 462A.31, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 1 2017, is amended to read as follows: 2 b. A motorboat equipped with any power unit mounted 3 or carried aboard the vessel may be operated at a no-wake 4 speed on all artificial lakes of more than one hundred acres 5 in size under the custody of the department. However, on 6 lake Macbride, a motorboat with a power unit exceeding ten 7 horsepower may be operated only when permitted by rule and 8 the rule shall not authorize such use during the period 9 beginning on the Friday before Memorial Day and ending on Labor 10 Day inclusively. This paragraph does not limit motorboat 11 horsepower on natural lakes under the custody of the department 12 or limit the department’s authority to establish special speed 13 zoning regulations. 14 EXPLANATION 15 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 16 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 17 This bill amends Code section 462A.31(1)(b) to allow 18 the operation of motorboats with power units exceeding 19 10 horsepower at any time on lake Macbride so long as the 20 motorboats are operated at no-wake speed. 21 -1- LSB 1630SV (1) 87 av/sc 1/ 1