Category: Advocacy

MRAA Joins Water Sports Industry Association Annual Summit

• The Summit allows MRAA, WSIA to continue to build collaboration on overlapping government relations priorities By Chad Tokowicz, MRAA Government Relations Manager I recently joined the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) for their annual summit in the snow, which took place at the Everline Resort in Olympic Valley, Calif. The summit, which is hosted […]

Right Whale Vessel Speed Rule Update

• NOAA hosts technology workshop while advancing Right Whale Vessel Speed rule to final stages • Mike Sayre, Director of Government Relations, MRAA, joins recreational marine and fishing industry advocates; makes case for technology-based solutions The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently held a Vessel Strike Risk Reduction Technology Workshop in an effort to […]

Arizona House of Representatives Passes Boater Education Legislation Overwhelming Support Moves the Bill to the Senate

Minneapolis, MN, March 13, 2024 – On Monday, March 4th, the Arizona House of Representatives voted to pass H.B. 2149: watercraft operation; minors; safety education, in a 40-17 vote. Favorable passage out of the House now sends this piece of legislation to the Senate, where it must also move through the Committee process and ultimately […]

Federal Trade Commission Anti-Fraud Rule Supported by Marine Industry

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2024 – On Feb. 15, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized its Government and Business Impersonation Rule, which gives the agency more tools to combat scammers who impersonate businesses or government agencies. The MRAA, National Marine Manufacturers Association, and the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association submitted a comment to the FTC on Dec. […]

Arizona House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Passes Boater Education Legislation

• Paves the Way for a Culture of Safe Boating in the Grand Canyon State Minneapolis, MN, February 15, 2024 – Wednesday, Feb. 9, the Arizona House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee voted 9-2 to pass H.B. 2149: Watercraft operation; minors; safety education. This marks the first step toward adopting boater education in the Grand Canyon […]

MRAA Board Approves 2024 Advocacy Priorities

Minneapolis, February 14 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ (MRAA) Board of Directors recently approved its 2024 legislative and regulatory advocacy resolutions as recommended by the Advisory Council of Marine Associations (ACMA). The advisory council and its annual resolutions are an integral part of the MRAA’s advocacy efforts. ACMA was created to advise […]

New MRAA Advocacy Toolkit

• Your Ticket to a Seat at the Legislative Table Your business is affected by policies and regulations that are written in state legislatures and Congress, so naturally we want to ensure that you have a voice in how those laws are crafted. For that reason, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is excited […]