A measure that would make the limits for boating while intoxicated the same as those for driving while intoxicated won initial approve in the Senate on Friday.
SF 40 would reduce the blood-alcohol limit for operating a motorboat from 0.1 percent to 0.08 percent, the same limit in place for driving a vehicle.
Sponsor Sen. Cheri Steinmetz, R-Lingle, said her intent was to put some consistency into state law.
“I think it’s just a consistency issue as well as a safety issue for the citizens in the state,” she said.
The bill will receive its second Senate review on Monday.