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New boat registraion fees would go to Missouri Water Patrol
May 1, 2006
By: Kathryn Buschman
State Capital Bureau
Missouri Water Patrol officer's salaries will see an increase next year under a bill in the House.
Kathryn Buschman has more from Jefferson City.
The Water Patrol Fund bill increases the application fee required when boat owners apply or renew their boat for registration. The funds will increase the salary of water patrol officers.
Rep. Kuessner from Shannon says the state is already short on water patrol officers and continues to lose officers to the highway patrol because of the pay discrepancies.