State-wide legislation regulating wakesurfing with simply a 200-foot minimum distance from shore criterion for wake boats is under consideration. This would be an attempt to preempt research and discussion by all stakeholders, which has been underway here in Wisconsin and in several other states. As we have reported in several articles on our website, VCLRA.org, these are very powerful boats that produce energetic waves as well as significant downward thrust. As such, wake boats can have significant impact on lake health and public safety if these considerations are not incorporated in legislation to set appropriate minimum depth of lake, minimum distance from shore and minimum lake size for wake surfing. We encourage you to contact your elected official to ensure any wake boat legislation is not rushed through without informed discussion from all stakeholders.