New rules aim to protect thrill-seekers while parasailing

Senate bill regulates operators in Florida

TALLAHASSEE - Just as the weather begins to warm up--a Florida Senate panel has approved a bill aimed at improving safety for parasailing here in the Sunshine State.

The legislation cleared a Senate committee on Tuesday, without any opposition.
The bill would protect thrill-seekers who choose to try parasailing in three ways:  
1.  It would require all commercial parasailing businesses to have insurance.
2.  Each boat would be required to have an "observer" aboard--one who isn't also the driver--to keep an eye on parasailers.
3.  Commercial parasailing would be banned in winds of more than 20 miles per hour.
If you're interested in following the progress of this legislation, you can find it online here at
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