RI Bill Would Increase Mooring Fees

Local harbormasters and harbor management officials [in Rhode island] are questioning proposed legislation that would add a state mooring fee on top of the existing municipal fee.
Photo illustration/New England Boating.

IndependentRI.com: Local harbormasters and harbor management officials [in Rhode island] are questioning proposed legislation that would add a state mooring fee on top of the existing municipal fee.

Reps. Joseph Trillo (R-Dist. 24) of Warwick and Scott Slater (D-Dist. 10) of Providence, co-sponsored the legislation, House Bill 2015 H-5257, that would allow the state to collect between $150 to $500 in mooring fees per vessel, depending on the size of the mooring. The proposed bill would add a $150 fee for moorings up to 500 pounds; $250 for moorings between 500 to 1,000 pounds; and $500 for moorings of more than 1,000 pounds.

“This is something different and this comes out of left field,” said Harvey Cataldo, chairman of the Narragansett Harbor Management Commission. “The state comes up with this idea and I don’t know how they came up with it.”

Read more about the proposed state mooring fees in Rhode Island.

Links to webpages of  Reps Trillo and Slater .