RBOC is extending its appreciation to Senator Jerry Hill [D-San Mateo] for his consideration of the concerns raised by RBOC and his decision to remove from SB 65 provisions that would have extended the boating under the influence [BUI] laws into the Vehicle Code with a prohibi┬Čtion against individuals drinking alcoholic beverages while operating a boat or riding as passengers aboard a boat.
This provision would have been in addition to the significant BUI laws set forth in the Harbors and Navigation Code. The current, extensive provisions of these state laws aim to strike an effective balance that prevents boating under the influence, and effectively enforces the extensive state BUI laws.

Boating Under the Influence