TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – After drawing attention for several parasailing accidents, the Florida Senate took a step forward Thursday by approving a bill that will place government regulations on the industry.

The issue moved to the forefront after two Indiana teens were seriously injured while parasailing in Panama City Beach.

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The bill would ban commercial parasailing during certain weather conditions based on wind speeds and include a requirement that commercial parasailing operators have at least $1 million in liability insurance.

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The House version of the bill has made sailed through two subcommittees and is currently in front of the Regulatory Affairs Committee.

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