Bill Status of SB1248 100th General Assembly
Short Description: BOAT REGISTRATION-FEES & USE
Sen. William E. Brady
| 1/9/2019||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Boat Registration and Safety Act. Provides that no person may operate, use, or store (currently, operate) or give permission for the operation, usage, or storage (currently, operation) of any such watercraft on such waters unless it has on board while in operation a valid certificate of number issued under the Act, federal law, or another federally-approved numbering system of another state unless the pocket-sized certificate of number is in full force and effect or the operator is in possession of a valid 60 day temporary permit under the Act; and the identifying number set forth in the certificate of number is displayed on each side of the bow of such watercraft. Provides that watercraft requiring numbering applications shall be accompanied by a fee of up to $28 for a Class 1 watercraft and up to $60 for a Class 2 watercraft (rather than $18 for Class 1 watercraft and $50 for Class 2 watercraft). Provides that transfers of identification numbers with the Department of Natural Resources will bear a September 30 (rather than June 30) expiration date in the calendar year of expiration. Provides that new certificates of number issued will bear September 30 (rather than June 30) expiration dates in the calendar year 3 years after the issuing date. Provides that all certificates of number issued shall be renewed for 3 years from the nearest September 30 (rather than June 30). Provides that all certificates of number will be invalid after October 15 (rather than July 15) of the year of expiration. Limits the requirement for a certificate of title for watercraft required to be numbered to watercraft over 21 feet in length (rather than any watercraft). Repeals the Sections concerning water usage stamps and their required use on non-powered watercraft. Makes changes regarding the use of personal flotation devices. Makes other changes.