NOTICE FROM NEW YORK STATE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES REGARDING THE TIMELY ISSUANCE OF PERMANENT BOATER SAFETY CERTIFICATES
(IMPORTANT TO MEMBERS WHO COMPLETED COURSES DURING THE SUMMER OF 2014 AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED A PERMANENT (PLASTIC) CARD):
To Whom It May Concern,
Due to the passage of the new mandatory education law effective May 1, 2014, State Parks has experienced a sharp increase in the number of students completing the New York Safe Boating Course. Coupled with staff reductions and the unexpected depletion of our supply of course certificate cards, we are facing a situation in which we will not be able to issue students their permanent cards before the expiration of their temporary certificates. As such, we are asking that your officers accept temporary certificates issued after 4 July 2014 even if they have expired beyond their 90 day grace period.