(625 ILCS 45/3-13)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 313-13)
Hull identification numbers.
Any watercraft manufactured
after the effective date of this amendatory Act shall have a hull
identification number carved, burned, stamped, embossed, or otherwise
permanently affixed to the outboard side of the transom or, if there is no
transom, to the outermost starboard side at the end of the hull that bears the
rudder or other steering mechanism, above the water line in such a way that
alteration, removal, or replacement would be obvious and evident. Any
individual who manufactures any watercraft, either for private or public use,
shall apply to the Department of Natural Resources for
issuance of a Hull Identification Number and shall affix such number to
watercraft as required by the rules and regulations of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)