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§ 8-713.1. Concealment of number, name, or home port designation of vessel prohibited

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural Resources

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. State Boat Act (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-713.1
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 582
§ 8-713.1. Concealment of number, name, or home port designation of vessel prohibited
Construction with § 4-1013
(a) This section does not supersede § 4-1013(a) and (b) of this article, which provides for the display of an oyster dredge boat identification number.
In general
(b) A person may not operate knowingly a vessel on the navigable waters of the State while the number, name, or home port designation of the vessel, as assigned or documented by the United States Coast Guard or cleared by the United States Customs Service, is concealed, covered, or defaced.
Fines and penalties
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not less than 1 month and not exceeding 6 months or a fine of not less than $150 and not exceeding $500 or both.
Forfeiture, disposition of vessels
(d) In addition to the penalties under subsection (c) of this section, the court may order that the vessel be:
(1) Forfeited to the State; and
(2) Delivered to the Department for the disposition that is most advantageous to the State in the discretion of the Department.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 4, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 582.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-713.1, MD NAT RES § 8-713.1
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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