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#12410554 - 09/01/17 06:42 PM New kill switch law...
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It started today, correct?

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#12410577 - 09/01/17 06:57 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: grout-scout]
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Could be, it's like a seatbelt
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#12410579 - 09/01/17 06:58 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: grout-scout]
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what's the new law?
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#12410618 - 09/01/17 07:18 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: grout-scout]
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http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/85R/billtext/html/HB01988I.htm



I can't find anything about it on the TPWD site though, the link above says starts "sept 1 2017"

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#12410718 - 09/01/17 08:38 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: grout-scout]
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That's gonna take some getting used to. I have done it as needed by BASS and FLW, but otherwise, it's just hanging from the switch and my PFD is in a dry box.

I know.....I know...... flehan
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#12410759 - 09/01/17 09:04 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
That's gonna take some getting used to. I have done it as needed by BASS and FLW, but otherwise, it's just hanging from the switch and my PFD is in a dry box.

I know.....I know...... flehan
Never know when something will break. Use it!
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#12410762 - 09/01/17 09:07 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: grout-scout]
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Did not pass. Died in the Senate all the way back in May. Senate took no action

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HB1988
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#12410775 - 09/01/17 09:19 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: Trickster]
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Originally Posted By: Trickster
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
That's gonna take some getting used to. I have done it as needed by BASS and FLW, but otherwise, it's just hanging from the switch and my PFD is in a dry box.

I know.....I know...... flehan
Never know when something will break. Use it!


I watched a video recently of a boat that the steering went out on and it turned hard and shot both occupants out of the boat. I believe it was a college event if I remember correctly.
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#12410839 - 09/01/17 09:54 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: grout-scout]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I wear my seatbelt when I drive, I wear a helmet, jacket, gloves, and boots when I ride.

....but, this kill switch?

I just don't use it like I should. Never have. But....I should start trying to make it habit.

I've always preached to the motorcycle crowd to dress for the crash and not the ride. Because it WILL happen. Sooner or later.
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#12410843 - 09/01/17 09:55 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: grout-scout]
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Registered: 06/24/09
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Loc: Garland, TX
No matter what big motor on life jacket on and kill switch attached. Just habit like seat belts in vehicle. No brainer anymore. That means for all passengers too! It wasn't by accident I've lived as long as I have but by grace and becoming more wise. Not bullet proof like I was at 16.
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#12410854 - 09/01/17 10:04 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: grout-scout]
EastTexasBassin Online   content
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Registered: 07/15/09
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Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
I might skip the kill switch if I'm just idling, but I never get on plane without attaching it. Its just such a simple thing and it could make a big difference.

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#12410874 - 09/01/17 10:17 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: grout-scout]
RANDYSGLIDE Offline
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Ok I read 2 different articles, did or did it not pass, I'd like to know for sure before going back on the water

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#12410883 - 09/01/17 10:21 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: grout-scout]
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PDF and kill switch when I'm running. I'm getting old and I've got a lot fishing to do before I die.
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#12410899 - 09/01/17 10:41 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: ChuChu1]
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Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
Did not pass. Died in the Senate all the way back in May. Senate took no action

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HB1988



thumb thank you.


While I can see the safety of it, what a hassle it could be for simple things and the discrepancy that each game warden could have had.

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#12410946 - 09/01/17 11:45 PM Re: New kill switch law... [Re: grout-scout]
Im RICK JAMES Offline
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What's a kill switch?
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