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Bill Detail: SB23-069

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Title Requirements To Operate A Motorboat
Status Governor Signed (05/04/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors B. McLachlan (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors P. Will (R)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House Committee Transportation, Housing and Local Government
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 01/27/2023

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 an individual under 16 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

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