Yesterday, the Florida Legislature approved the Uniform Certificate of Title Act (HB 475/S 676) – a top recreational boating industry priority – sending the bill to Governor Ron DeSantis for his signature. NMMA heralded the legislation’s passage, calling titling a vital tool in the effort to protect consumers from buying damaged, destroyed, or stolen boats.
In response, NMMA vice president of state government relations, David Dickerson stated, “Florida legislators delivered a major victory for the state’s entire recreational boating community with the passage of uniformed boat titling legislation – a commonsense, pro-consumer measure that will provide critical safeguards for boaters and small businesses, alike. We thank Florida’s elected officials – especially Representative Jayer Williamson (Dist. 3) and Senator Ed Hooper (Dist. 16) – for their tireless efforts to get this bill across the finish line and call on Governor DeSantis to swiftly sign it into law.”