Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

Minimum Age Of Motorboat Operators

Concerning the minimum age of motorboat operators.
2022 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

Current law prohibits the operation of a motorboat by a person who is less than 16 years of age; except that, a person who is at least 14 years of age but less than 16 years of age may operate a motorboat if the person has completed a boating safety course approved by the division of parks and wildlife and possesses a boating safety certificate issued by the boating safety course provider.

The bill raises the minimum age requirement from 16 to 18 years of age and retains the existing exceptions for certain persons who are at least 14 years of age.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. D. Coram, Sen. N. Hinrichsen
Rep. J. McCluskie, Rep. P. Will


Sen. J. Bridges


The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details