Before you drive a boat, you will need to take a safety course if you plan on being on the water in New York.

New York State has passed new legislation that make sit mandatory to take a safety course if you are a driver of a boat.

According to Metro Source News:

"Brianna's Law" requires boat operators to take a state-approved boating safety course by 2025.  Violators will face a fine between 100 and 250 dollars.  The measure is named after an 11-year-old Long Island girl who lost her life in a boating accident.   The law goes into effect January 1st.