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Weigh in on Proposed Boater Safety Law

Parents of girl killed in July 4 tragedy asked state legislators for tougher boating law. Do you support the idea?

The proposal is called "Victoria's Law," and it's named after 7-year-old Victoria Gaines who lost her life in the July 4th boat tragedy near Oyster Bay.

Victoria's parents, Paul and Lisa Gaines attended a hearing at Town Hall in Oyster Bay on Wednesday to push for reform to prevent future accidents.

The Gaines family wants the state to enact a law that would require all boaters to take a state safety course before operating a vessel, enact strict weight limits for all boats and ensure that adequate security measures are in place during major public events on state waterways.

We want to know what you think of the idea. Take our poll below and weigh in with your comments.

JohnG August 09, 2012 at 02:20 PM
A boaters license wouldn't have prevented this tragedy. The adults on that boat failed the kids.

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