Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law the RBOC-supported AB 2175 [Aguiar-Curry] that will enhance boating safety by clarifying law enforcement’s ability to remove and store vessels under specific circumstances.
As per the author:
“AB 2175 will help create parity between the Harbors and Navigation Code and the Vehicle Code by allowing peace officers and harbor patrol officers the authority to remove a vessel from public property when they have probable cause to believe that the vessel was used as the means of committing a crime or when the officers believe that the vessel is itself evidence, or that it contains evidence, which cannot readily be removed.
“This bill will create consistency between the two code sections and will help clarify the ability to appropriately remove and store vessels, while also increasing boating safety by removing vessels so they are out of the public’s way.”
AB 2175 is sponsored by the California State Sheriffs’ Association.