Concord — May 19, 2011 — There will be no increase in the boat speed limit in the Broads section of Lake Winnipesaukee. In a vote yesterday, the N.H. House of Representatives agreed with the Transportation Committee’s recommendation that the speed limit increase bill, SB-27, was inexpedient to legislate.
The vote to kill the bill was 276-75. Local State Representatives Dave Babson and Mark McConkey voted with the majority and Harry Merrow voted with the minority on the issue. The bill had earlier passed the Senate by a slim majority with local State Senator Jeb Bradley voting against the speed limit increase.
With the demise of the bill, the lake-wide boat speed limit on Lake Winnipesaukee will remain 45 mph during the day and 30 mph at night.