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§ 8-738.2. Operation of vessel in reckless or dangerous manner prohibited

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, § 8-738.2
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 21
§ 8-738.2. Operation of vessel in reckless or dangerous manner prohibited
In general
(a) A person may not:
(1) Operate a vessel recklessly or in a manner that may endanger another or the property of another on a bay, creek, lake, river, or stream in the State; or
(2) Come into a wharf or bathing shore recklessly or in a manner that may endanger a person or property.
Fines and penalties
(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to:
(1) For a first conviction, imprisonment not exceeding 30 days or a fine of not less than $25 and not exceeding $200 or both; and
(2) For a second or subsequent conviction, imprisonment not exceeding 60 days or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.

Credits

Added as Natural Resources § 8-738.1 by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 4, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 147, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006; Acts 2006, c. 148, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006. Renumbered as Natural Resources § 8-738.2 by Acts 2010, c. 307, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 599, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 600, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
Formerly Art. 27, § 21.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-738.2, MD NAT RES § 8-738.2
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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