Palm Beach County Commissioners to Vote on Support of "BEACON BILL"
On Tuesday, December 15th, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners will be voting on a resolution to urge support for the passage of Senate Bill 746 (Negron) and House Bill 427 (Magar) to increase boater safety.
We appreciate the positive steps being taken by our state and local politicians, and applaud their efforts to improve the safety of Florida boaters of all ages.
MEDIA ADVISORY: "BEACON BILL" Announced
Wednesday, November 4th at 1:30 p.m., a press conference will be held to announce an establishing movement in Florida’s boating industry advocated by Blu Stephanos and Carly Black, founders of the AustinBlu Foundation. Senator Joe Negron and Representative Marylynn Magar worked to create a discount to incentivize boaters to carry a properly registered Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).
Since the mid 1980’s beacons have saved approximately 40,000 lives worldwide, working in areas where cell phones and VHF radio commonly lose reception.