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Maryland Boating News

May 2, 2012
Legislation requiring permits for certain marine gatherings signed by Governor

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed SB 127 which will require the Maryland Department of Natural Resources develop a permit system for marine gahterings of 100 or more boats that "by its nature, circumstances, or location, creates extra or unusual hazards to life or property." An application for a permit does not have to be submitted more that 45 days before an event.

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