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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Swimming during rip current warnings. Requires a governmental entity that owns or operates an access area to a beach on Lake Michigan to post and maintain signs that: (1) advise that swimming is not allowed when the National Weather Service has issued a high risk rip current warning that is in effect for the beach; and (2) include information explaining rip currents. Requires the natural resources commission to adopt standards for the rip current warning signs. Makes it an infraction (for which a monetary penalty may be imposed) to swim or to allow certain individuals to swim when a rip current warning is in effect. Provides an exception for a person who uses a surfboard, kayak, sailboard, or windsurfing board and wears a life jacket or wetsuit. Raises the level of the infraction committed in the case of: (1) repeated violations; and (2) violations that result in severe bodily injury or death.