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Bill Detail: SB22-221

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Title Minimum Age Of Motorboat Operators
Status Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/12/2022 - No Amendments (04/29/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Natural Resources & Environment
House Sponsors J. McCluskie (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate Sponsors D. Coram (R)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 04/21/2022

Current law prohibits the operation of a motorboat by a person
who is less than 16 years of age; except that, a person who is at least 14
years of age but less than 16 years of age may operate a motorboat if the
person has completed a boating safety course approved by the division of
parks and wildlife and possesses a boating safety certificate issued by the
boating safety course provider.
The bill raises the minimum age requirement from 16 to 18 years
of age and retains the existing exceptions for certain persons who are at

least 14 years of age.

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