2023 – Assembly Bill 1087 (Grayson, Tim), Vessels: equipment (2-Year)
This bill will would require prior to installation and use, any equipment installed on a commercial harbor craft that interacts with the propulsion system of the craft to be approved for use with the propulsion system, as specified. The bill would require equipment to include an automatic override or bypass feature that ensures continued power to, and operation of, the craft. The proposed legislation would require that “any equipment installed on a commercial harbor craft that interacts with the propulsion system of the craft” need to be approved by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), a classification society, and propulsion system manufacturer, and include a bypass feature. Was not heard in the Assembly Transportation Committee.