House lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday expanding the state's study of its rules for docks and other structures in inland waters.
If the Senate approves the bill too, it would build on an existing study committee formed last year. That group has focused on rules for temporary and seasonal docks.
This bill would broaden the committee's scope, to the rules across all departments for any structure in a non-tidal area.
The design and location of docks can affect natural areas and how people use them.