Missouri’s junior senator is calling on a Senate committee to expedite his bipartisan duck boat legislation, which is aimed at preventing a repeat of the deadly 2018 duck boat tragedy on southwest Missouri’s Table Rock Lake. GOP Senator Josh Hawley has filed the same bill that was approved by the Senate 100-0 last year:
The third anniversary of the Table Rock Lake duck boat tragedy is in July. 17 people died when the boat sank during a storm. Hawley’s bill requires duck boats to be equipped to stay afloat, in the event of flooding.