The parasailing bill sponsored by Senator Sachs is one step closer to becoming law in Florida. This past week, the bill passed unanimously in the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee. The proposal will improve parasail safety standards by imposing weather restrictions for parasailing operations and minimum insurance requirements.

The bill has already passed unanimously in the Senate Regulated Industries, the House Business & Professional Regulation, and the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations committees. The Senate bill will be heard in the next meeting of the Community Affairs committee on Wednesday, March 19 beginning at 11 am.  Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher is anticipated to be in attendance at the committee hearing.  The bill is named the White-Miskell Act after Kathleen Miskell, a tourist from Connecticut, and Amber White, a 15 year old teenager, lost their lives in two separate parasailing accidents in Broward County. This is the bill’s last committee stop before it will be heard on the Senate floor.

 

Parasailing in South Florida

Parasailing in South Florida