MO Senator Hawley Ready to go to Senate Floor Seeking Unanimous Consent on Duck Boat Bill

Missouri’s junior senator says the time has come for him to go to the U-S Senate floor and try to pass his duck boat legislation himself.

GOP Senator Josh Hawley is frustrated that the bill is stuck in the Commerce Committee, saying he’s trying to prevent a repeat of the deadly 2018 tragedy on southwest Missouri’s Table Rock Lake.

Hawley’s bill came after 17 people were killed in the Table Rock Lake incident. The legislation would require amphibious passenger vessels to be equipped to stay afloat, in the event of flooding. The bill would also require duck boats to remove canopies.