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§ 8-725.4. Speed limits for vessels on Severn River

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural ResourcesEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. State Boat Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-725.4
Formerly cited as MD NAT RES § 8-725.3
§ 8-725.4. Speed limits for vessels on Severn River
Speed limits
(a) A person may not operate any vessel on the Severn River from April 15, 1989, to October 15, 1989 in excess of 40 miles per hour during the following days and times:
(1) A Saturday;
(2) A Sunday;
(3) A State holiday; and
(4) Any other day from sundown to sunrise.
Fines and penalties
(b)(1) A person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding:
(i) For the first offense, $500; and
(ii) For the second offense, $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days or both.
(2) Paragraph (1) of this subsection does not limit or supersede any other penalty that may be imposed under this subtitle for a violation of any other law or regulation adopted under this subtitle.
Construction of section
(c) This section may not be construed to affect the Department's authority:
(1) To adopt regulations concerning the subject matter of this section; or
(2) To set speed limits on creeks, bays, coves, and tributaries of the Severn River.
Informational programs
(d) The Department shall develop an informational program to assist boaters in complying with the speed limits imposed by this section, including public education, a phase-in period for enforcement, and information to assist boaters in converting tachometer or knot meter readings to speedometer readings in miles per hour.


Added as Natural Resources § 8-725.3 by Acts 1989, c. 585. Renumbered as Natural Resources § 725.4 by Acts 2019, c. 747, § 1, eff. June 1, 2019. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 599, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 600, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-725.4, MD NAT RES § 8-725.4
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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