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Pennsylvania Boating News

June 23, 2011
Pennsylvania Fish and Boating Commission considering mandatory life jacket wear during winter months

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boating Commission is asking for public comment on a proposal to require all boaters on boats less than 16' and all canoes and kayaks wear a life jacket at all times between November 1st and April 30th. Currently Pennsylvania only requires life jackets for children 12 years and younger on boat less than 20'.

To comment on this proposal please visit the PBC web site at:

For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at
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