On June 1, Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill called Emily’s Law which will impose tougher restrictions on boating and water sports in Connecticut. Emily’s Law was drafted by the Greenwich legislative delegation after a fatal boat accident claimed the life of 16-year-old Emily Fedorko last summer. The new law will take effect on October 1, 2015 and will prohibit boat operators under the age of 16 from piloting a watercraft towing skiers or tubers. In addition, training in proper towing techniques will be required of all boaters. Emily was tubing on the Long Island Sound last summer when she was fatally injured by the propeller of the boat towing her. The Connecticut House of Representatives approved Emily’s Law with a unanimous vote of 144-0 in May.
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