OLYMPIA - At its regular meeting next week, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider approving a report from its Boating Safety Advisory Council on mandatory recreational boater education in Washington state that would be forwarded to the state Legislature as required by a Senate bill.

The meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m., Dec. 4, at Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend.

With assistance from the State Parks Boating Safety Advisory Council, the State Parks Boating Program produced a report in response to Senate Bill 5898 - passed during the 2003 legislative session. The bill directs State Parks to review recreational boating safety in Washington, consider mandatory boater education and suggest ways to reduce boating accidents, fatalities and near-misses.

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