A bill in the Missouri Senate is focused on safety in Missouri waters. Among other things, Senate Bill 297 would require the Water Patrol to keep a defibrillator on all of their boats and it would require dock owners to comply with very specific dock regulations. Originally, it also placed a ban on swimming along docks. Captain Bob May says the legislations needed are already in place and the issue comes down to personal responsibility.
Senate Bill 297 was voted do pass by the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee on Thursday. The substitute has removed the provision banning swimming along docks.