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Requirements To Operate A Motorboat

Concerning the requirements to operate a motorboat in this state.
2023 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Current law requires an operator of a motorboat in the state to be at least 16 years of age but allows an individual who is at least 14 years of age and who has completed a motorboat safety course to operate a motorboat in the state.

The bill prohibits requires an individual who is at least 14 years of age but under 16 18 years of age from operating a motorboat and requires any individual born after January 1, 1984, to take a boating safety course and have a certificate of completion from that course in the individual's possession in order to operate a motorboat. The bill provides an exception to the age requirement for the operation of motorboats on bodies of water located on private property.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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