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Surfers help a woman to shore after high waves swept her off the jetties July 25, 2020, in Surfside Beach.

SURFSIDE BEACH — Legislation intended to prevent drownings near jetties and piers along the Texas coast is catching local officials by surprise as they begin to figure out how they’re going to implement the policy and what money they’ll use to pay for it.

Surfside Beach Mayor Gregg Bisso talked with state Rep. Cody Vasut’s office Wednesday to get a better understanding of the requirements put on Texas municipalities and counties that maintain such beaches.

Wes Wolfe is a reporter for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0152.

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