NC State Senate Bill 160 proposes a new fee for commercial and recreational boats that are 24 foot and above.

The bill carries a price tag directly associated with the length of the boat. The bill would establish a Coastal Waterways User Identification Number for boats that are operated in state coastal fishing waters. If passed, the bill is expected to garner between $1-2 million, and the money will go to the Shallow Draft Navigation Channel Dredging and Lake Maintenance Fund for dredging inlets and weed control for lakes. Owners would have to pay an annual fee based on the length of their boat,,, Read the rest here 19:22

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