Florida Professional Paddlesports Association

Professional Paddlesports Association (PPA)

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In October 2002, the PPA Board passed the following resolution:

"At this time PPA opposes canoe registration legislation but would like to participate with [the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators] NASBLA in creating a model bill.  PPA will work with NASBLA to create of a model bill for canoe and kayak registration that takes into account key issues to the paddlesports community, including stickering, multiple boat ownership, and funding for paddlesports programs."

The purpose of this resolution and the creation of a model bill would be to draw a line in the sand with regards to what issues our industry would have to have assurances on in order for us to support a bill.  No model bill has been drafted as a result of this resolution.  For the time being, PPA remains opposed to canoe and kayak registration.

Matthew E. Menashes, Executive Director
Professional Paddlesports Association, Inc.
7432 Alban Station Boulevard, Suite B-232
Springfield, Virginia  22150
Phone:  (703) 451-3864
Fax:  (703) 451-1015

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