Assembly Bill 335 has been introduced in the California legislature to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to include an exception for watercraft-related information.

The bill would expand the “vehicle information” exception, and states that if a vessel dealer shares vessel information or ownership information with a vessel manufacturer for the purpose of effectuating, or in anticipation of effectuating, a vessel repair covered by a vessel warranty or a recall, this would not be a sale under CCPA, provided that the new vessel dealer or vessel manufacturer with which that vessel information or ownership information is shared does not sell, share or use that information for another purpose.

The bill defines “vessel” as any watercraft, other than a seaplane on the water, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water.

Read the full text of the bill.