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Last Chance to Change Georgia's Harmful Anchoring Law
We are now entering the final days of the 2020 Georgia General Assembly.  This means, we have one final chance this year to change Georgia’s harmful anchoring law.  Last year, the general assembly passed HB-201 which allowed the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to issue a rule restricting anchoring within 1,000 feet of any structure.

Thankfully, earlier this year, the Georgia House of Representatives passed HB-833 which would fix this harmful law and allow boats anchoring rights within a more manageable 150 feet.  HB-833 will still offer private land owners privacy, but without needlessly restrict access to our public waters and endangering the economic well-being of many of Georgia’s small businesses and communities along the Intercoastal Waterway.

HB-833 is now in the State Senate awaiting a committee hearing and a potential floor vote for final passage.  Please contact your senator today and ask that they actively support HB-833.

Georgia’s waterways are a public resource held in the public trust.  Private landowners with waterfront property own their property – not the waterway.  Georgia’s current anchoring rule is unwarranted and unfair, and it results in a locking up of a public resources in private ownership. 

Time is running out, we cannot let this opportunity slip by, contact your senator today and ask that they support HB-833
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