State lawmakers are one step closer to passing tougher laws for Georgia boaters. The push comes after three children died in two crashes on Lake Lanier last summer.
Tameka Raymond, whose 11-year-old son Kile Glover, died after being hit by a jet ski in July, begged a state senate committee on Tuesday to make the laws tougher.
"That day has forever changed my life as I know it, or as I knew it," said Raymond.
State Senator Butch Miller authored the bill named for Glover and Jake Griffin Prince, who were killed in June when they were hit by a Paul Bennett, who authorities say was drunk at the time.
"The ultimate goal is to save lives," Miller told Channel 2 Action News.
The bill would lower the state's boating under the influence limit from .10 to .08, mandate more boater education, and require life jackets for all boaters through the age of 13.
"I've never had a bill with so much consent, so much unanimous consent among the public on this bill," said Miller.
The bill, which would make BUI's as tough as DUI's, and would also apply to hunters, now heads to the full Senate.