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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Signs Bill to Increase Boating Safety
Illinois Bovernor Patt Quinn signs legislation to increase boating safety. The three new laws expand boating safety education, awareness of water skiers and increase penalties for those who operate watercrafts under the influence. it's now a requirement for everyone born after January 1st, 1998 to take and pass a boating safety course and hold a valid boating safety certificate before they can operate a motorboat. So far in 2014, there have been 16 reported boating fatalities on Illinois waterways.