Virginia Bill HB1229

Yesterday Virginia House Bill 1229 was introduced on the floor by Democrat Cliff Hayes, Jr. of District 77.

The House bill reads as follows:

Towing a person on water skis, etc. Prohibits a vessel operator from engaging in a water sport in which the vessel tows or is accompanied, with or without a rope, by a person on water skis, a surfboard, a wakeboard, or a similar device unless an additional person is in the vessel to observe the person who is accompanying the vessel. The bill prohibits the vessel operator from engaging in such water sports between the hours from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise or within 150 feet of a dock or other person in the water. The bill also requires each person being towed or accompanying the vessel to wear a personal flotation device.

You can contact Representative Hayes below.

In-session address:

Mailing address:

  • P.O. Box 5142
  • Chesapeake, Virginia 23324
  • (757) 364-0272

Or contact our local representative Republican Morgan Griffith below.

In-session address:

Mailing address:

  • P.O. Box 1250
  • Salem, Virginia 24153