California Boaters are encouraged to contact their elected representatives on the Assembly Appropriations Committee and to urge a “no” vote on AB 2092 [Frazier] in Committee unless the bill is amended so that recreational boaters’ funds will not be used to rid the waterways of abandoned commercial vessels.
Please take action today. The bill could be heard next week, and must pass through committee prior to a May 27 deadline.
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AB 2092 [Frazier] would target recreational boater funds for the cleanup of abandoned commercial vessels.
Commercial vessels are much more expensive to clean-up and the cost of one vessel could exceed the entire amount of available funds.
The owners of commercial vessels do not contribute to our fund – only recreational vessel owners do.
The demand for clean-up of recreational vessels already exceeds the amount of available funds. These vessels should remain the top priority at this time.
There is no condition in the bill restricting the cleanup of abandoned commercial vessels to those that pose a danger to recreational boaters.