TITLE XX
TRANSPORTATION

CHAPTER 233-A
ACCESS TO PUBLIC WATERS

Section 233-A:2

    233-A:2 Public Water Access Advisory Board. –
I. A public water access advisory board is hereby established. This board shall be composed of the following:
(a) The executive director of the fish and game department, or designee.
(b) The commissioner of the department of natural and cultural resources, or designee.
(c) The commissioner of the department of environmental services, or designee.
(d) The commissioner of the department of transportation, or designee.
(e) The commissioner of the department of safety, or designee.
(f) The director of the office of planning and development, or designee.
(g) Two members of the general public appointed by the governor and council for 3-year staggered terms, with one being designated as the chairperson. The first appointed member shall serve an initial 2-year term.
(h) Two senators, appointed by the president of the senate.
(i) Two house members, one from the resources, recreation and development committee and one from the wildlife and marine resources committee, appointed by the speaker of the house.
(j) A public member representing hunting interests, appointed by the governor and council.
(k) A public member representing fishing interests, appointed by the governor and council.
(l) A public member representing power boating interests, appointed by the governor and council.
(m) A public member representing a lakes association, appointed by the governor and council.
(n) A public member representing a rivers association, appointed by the governor and council.
(o) A person representing non-motorized boating interests, appointed by the governor and council.
(p) A member of the governor's commission on disability appointed by the governor and council.
(q) A public member representing coastal or marine interests, appointed by the governor and council.
II. The duties of the board shall be to:
(a) Advise and monitor state agency public access efforts including the statewide public boat access program.
(b) Coordinate activities of state agency public water access efforts.
(c) Serve as an advisory committee to the council on resources and development (CORD), alerting CORD to any potential problems which may inhibit state public water access efforts.
(d) Review agency project accomplishments at least annually.
(e) Recommend to the fish and game department, priorities for the siting and development of public boat access areas, based on the demands and needs for different types of public boat access areas and public water bodies giving consideration to any lists provided to the board by any associated groups or interested parties.
III. The board shall meet at least quarterly, but more often if necessary. The members shall serve without compensation, except that legislative members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate.
IV. The committee shall report annually to the speaker of the house, the senate president, and the appropriate house and senate oversight committees on state agency project accomplishments. The report shall include a list of existing public access points, and a target date for publication of all access points.
V. The fish and game department shall provide administrative support for the public access advisory board, including, but not limited to, a meeting room, meeting notification and postage.

Source. 1992, 265:2. 1995, 9:31. 2003, 319:9. 2004, 257:44. 2005, 159:1, eff. Aug. 20, 2005. 2017, 156:14, I, 64, eff. July 1, 2017. 2021, 91:198, eff. July 1, 2021.