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TPWD News Release — Oct. 21, 2010

Recreational Boating Safety Hearing Oct. 29 in Austin

The Advisory Panel on Recreational Boating Safety will convene at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 in room E2.036 inside the capitol extension at 1400 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas.

The meeting will include a panel discussion regarding proposed recommendations involving boating insurance, instructional video, and mandatory boating education for individuals born after 1971.

The hearing will be open to the public, and anyone is invited to attend.  Additionally, comments for the panel to consider can be e-mailed to

The Advisory Panel on Recreational Boating Safety was established by House Bill 3108 of the 81st Legislature, authored by State Rep. Tan Parker and sponsored by Sen. Chris Harris.  For more information, please contact the following:

Lance Bruun
Chairman, Advisory Panel on Recreational Boating Safety

Richard Dennis
Chief of Staff, Representative Tan Parker

Harold Stone
Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department