In the first hearing 2 weeks ago the Dept of Conservation attorney was asked the exact same question by the judge. His response was,"Your honor,we are not sure,since we did not support the bill.We assume it was for safety reasons". BTW,it is not a proposed law,it is a signed by the Governor law that goes into effect Oct 1. That is why our lawsuit is so important. On Oct 1,any boat over 26'11" long and capable of over 60 mph will be BANNED from 3 Alabama lakes,not grandfathered in,BANNED,as in do not launch,do not use ,do not even dock,on those lakes.