LD 693 LR 551(02)
An Act to Protect Inland Water Quality, Shorelines, Wildlife and Public Safety by Prohibiting Operation of a Wake Boat to Create an Enhanced Wake Close to Shore or in Shallow Water
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2023-24 FY 2024-25 Projections  FY 2025-26 Projections  FY 2026-27
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $139,954 $29,669 $29,669 $29,669
General Fund $139,954 $29,669 $29,669 $29,669
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
This bill establishes new civil violations. The additional workload associated with the minimal number of new cases filed in the court system does not require additional funding at this time.
The collection of additional fine revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill directs the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to develop a list of lakes where wake boats can be used in wake-surfing mode.  It includes ongoing General Fund appropriations of $29,669 beginning in the fiscal year 2023-24 for contracted services to develop and maintain the list of approved wake boat lakes. The bill also includes a one-time General Fund appropriation of $110,285 in fiscal year 2023-24 for the purchase of 115 law enforcement-rated range finders and depth finders to be distributed to staff for additional enforcement activities related to wake boat use.