Usher - Georgia Governor Thanks Usher's Ex-wife Over Boat Law Support

The governor of Georgia has thanked Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond for her support of tougher boating laws following her son's death on a lake in Atlanta last summer (12).

Usher's former stepson Kile Glover, 11, was on an inflatable raft on Lake Lanier on 6 July when a jet ski collided with the craft. He was left brain dead after the accident and never regained consciousness before passing away on 21 July.

His death, and a slew of other tragedies on the state's lakes, inspired the Georgia Senate Bill 136, also known as the Kile Glover Boat Education Law, which will reduce the legal blood alcohol limit for boating or hunting and increase the penalties for those engaging in water activities while under the influence.

On Tuesday (23Apr13), Governor Nathan Deal signed the legislation into law, and praised Raymond, who championed the change.

Governor Deal said, "To Tameka Raymond, Kile Glover's mother... I want to thank you for your support of these important laws. I sign this bill for all the Kiles... in our state. And, ultimately, I sign this bill for a safer Georgia."

Raymond, who attended the signing, added, "I'm very optimistic. I'm hopeful someone else can learn from this tragedy. I would just want everyone to be mindful - just be a little more mindful."

The legislation will also require young people to pass a boating education course before taking charge of a personal watercraft.


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