GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- As summer approaches, concerns about boating safety return, particularly here in Wisconsin.
Last year, Wisconsin had the nation's third-highest number of alcohol-related boating deaths.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports eight people were killed in drunk boating accidents in 2012. That ranks Wisconsin behind only New York and Florida.
In late 2011, Republican state Rep. Garey Bies proposed a bill that would have prohibited a person from driving a boat for at least 12 months after a drunken-boating offense. The bill died in committee.
Republican Rep. Andre Jacque, the bill's co-sponsor, says he thinks it may have a better chance if it's reintroduced this summer.
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