A new regulation on permitting no-wake zones will soon be law after being signed by Governor Eric Greitens. House Bill 2116 makes several changes in boating laws. Of primary interest to lake area residents is a provision in the bill to allow property owners on large coves to petition for a no-wake zone. The compromise bill says if 75% of owners on coves 800 feet wide or larger sign a petition, they can then request the water patrol to designate a no-wake zone for boats 40-feet and longer in their coves. Greitens signed the bill on Friday.