Senate Bill 35

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Last Action 01/08/22: to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
Title AN ACT relating to boater safety and making an appropriation.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 351
Sponsor R. Alvarado
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 235.080 to require that persons provide proof of a Kentucky safe boating certification card or equivalent documentation at the time of registration or be assessed a $50 fee; amend KRS 235.285 to require a boat propelled by human power or by a direct current battery-powered motor to have safety decals affixed to it; prohibit operation of any personal watercraft or motorboat on public waters by anyone under 12; require that persons carry a Kentucky safe boating certification card or equivalent documentation from another state or the federal government when they are operating a personal watercraft or motorboat of any horsepower as proof that they have completed a boater safety course or provide proof of motorboat or personal watercraft registration for the previous five years; require the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to provide safe boating certificate temporary exemptions that last no longer than 14 days from when they are issued if certain requirements are met; amend KRS 235.990 to provide that from the effective date of this Act until June 30, 2023, the only penalty for not carrying the safe boating certification card will be a courtesy notice and being advised of how to comply with the safe boating certification requirement; provide that in addition to other penalties, a boater shall be required to complete a safe boating certification course for violation of safe boating certification requirements; allow for both monetary and imprisonment penalties to apply for offenses relating to reckless or negligent boating or boating under the influence; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Boating-related offenses, penalties, fines and imprisonment, both may apply
Fish and Wildlife - Safe boating certification, personal watercraft and motorboats, requirements
Licensing - Safe boating certification, personal watercraft and motorboats, requirements
Safety - Safe boating certification, personal watercraft and motorboats, requirements
Transportation - Safe boating certification, personal watercraft and motorboats, requirements
Waterways and Dams - Safe boating certification, personal watercraft and motorboats, requirements
Boats and Boating - Safe boating certification, personal watercraft and motorboats, requirements
Appropriations - Safe boating documentation, fine for failure to provide

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01/05/22
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
01/08/22
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (S)


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