CT No-Wake Zone Bill Passes House

No-wake zones may be expanded on the Mystic River. Wikimedial

TheDay.com: A bill that would extend the slow-no-wake zones on Connecticut’s Mystic River and simplify their enforcement passed the state House on Wednesday [May 18] on a unanimous, bipartisan vote.

Vessels operating within the zones could not exceed 6 mph, with some exceptions for bad weather. The zones would be delineated with new buoys.

“There has been a significant increase in the volume and intensity of summer boat traffic and the size and power of modern day motor yachts,” Wright told House colleagues. “This is a common sense measure that addresses an important public safety issue for all people who enjoy a variety of types of boating use and other activities on the Mystic River.”

The bill now goes to the Senate.

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