SB 356 Modifies various provisions of law relating to the regulation of Missouri waterways.
Sponsor: Purgason
LR Number: 1544S.01I Fiscal Note: 1544-01
Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Last Action: 3/11/2009 - Voted Do Pass S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 356 - This act modifies the infraction of abandoning a boat dock by making the infraction apply universally to the waters of this state rather than just to lakes having at least 950 miles of aggregate shore line (Section 306.903). This act modifies the law which requires certain dock owners to display identifying information on the dock.

Under the terms of the act, persons owning boat docks on lakes having at least 950 miles of shorelines and lakes constructed or maintain by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must display the appropriate 911 street address near the dock. The act details how the 911 address must be displayed (lake side, visible from channel or cove, 3" lettering, etc.). The failure to display identifying dock information is an infraction (Section 306.903).

Under the terms of this act, any person who possesses expanded polystyrene or glass containers (including beverage containers) within 50 feet or a river or stream is guilty of a class C misdemeanor. This provision does not apply to developed campgrounds, picnic areas, landings, roads or parking lots within 50 feet of river or stream (Section 306.105).