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Parasailing regulation bill advances


A house committee meeting saw the death of a parasailing regulation bill -- before the same committee ultimately revived and advanced the measure.

The bill would create minimum insurance policies for parasailing operators and prohibit parasailing during certain weather conditions. An amendment was filed that also put regulations on kite boarding and tethered ballooning.

"No it's actually an enhanced version of the bill I think it provides good consumer protections for kite boarding and other water sports," said Matt Gaetz (R) of Fort Walton Beach.

The bill comes after several parasailing accidents and deaths were suffered by tourists.