SB 941 Modifies various provisions relating to watercraft regulations
Sponsor: Clemens
LR Number: 5032S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/18/2010 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S374
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2010

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SB 941 - Currently, persons born after January 1, 1984 or who have committed certain boating offenses, must have a boating safety identification card issued by the Water Patrol in order to operate a boat on a lake in Missouri. This act would allow such individuals to have, as an alternative to the identification card, a Missouri driver's or non-driver's license with an endorsement showing that he or she has met the safety requirements of this provision. This act also removes the requirement that Water Patrol inform other states of these provisions.

This act prohibits expanded polystyrene coolers, rather than those made out of expanded polypropylene, from the rivers of this state.

This act requires boat dock owners required to post identifying information on their docks to have the permit number and "911" address, or nearest physical address if applicable, posted on the lake side of the dock in a location most visible from the channel or cove. The permit number and address must be legible, not less than three inches in height, and shall be of a contrasting color to the dock.

This act is similar to HB 1744 (2010) and certain provisions of HCS/SB 716 (2010).

SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE