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Senate Bill 367 seeks to regulate boat speeding and increases the “no wake” zone along the state’s waterways. Senate Bill 199 allows the Department of Public Safety to issue a civil penalty to the registered owner of a vehicle found to have passed a school bus unlawfully. Senate Bill 131 aims to narrow the definition of the state’s disturbing schools law. Senate Bill 478 changes the child passenger restraint requirements by increasing the age until which a child must be properly secured by a passenger restraint system. House Bill 3726 makes the state retirement system financially solvent. Finally, the Roads Bill was approved in the Senate by a vote of 30-9. The Senate's version would raise the state's motor fuel user fee - gas tax - by 2 cents per gallon over a six-year period for a total increase of 12 cents when fully implemented and would provide up to about $600 million annually in new revenue designated to repair existing state roads. My next report will be the final one for this year and will include more details on the state budget and the roads bill as well as other major bills that were passed this year. More information on these and other bills that were passed and considered by the state Senate can be found at www.scsenate.gov.