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§ 8-740. Boating safety education courses required after multiple safety violations

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, § 8-740
§ 8-740. Boating safety education courses required after multiple safety violations
Two violations within 2-year time period
(a) If a person is convicted of 2 boating violations concerning the operation of, or safety equipment on, a vessel within a 2-year period of time, the person is required, as a condition of probation or sentencing, to complete successfully a boating safety education course that is offered or approved by the Department.
Applicable safety violations
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, if a person is convicted of any of the following boating safety violations in the operation of a vessel, the person is required, as a condition of probation or sentencing, to successfully complete a boating safety education course that is offered or approved by the Department:
(1) Negligent operation;
(2) Reckless operation; or
(3) Operating in violation of § 8-738 of this subtitle.
Education course in addition to other punishment
(c) The requirement to take and successfully complete the boating safety education course under subsections (a) and (b) of this section is in addition to any other punishment that a judge imposes for violation of the boating laws or regulations of the State.

Credits

Added by Acts 1987, c. 640. Amended by Acts 1988, c. 6, § 1; Acts 1990, c. 6, § 2; Acts 1998, c. 9, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Acts 2001, c. 4, § 1, eff. Sept. 30, 2001; Acts 2001, c. 5, § 1, eff. Sept. 30, 2001.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-740, MD NAT RES § 8-740
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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