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Title XIX MOTOR VEHICLES, WATERCRAFT AND AVIATION

Chapter 306

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  306.903.  Abandonment of boat dock, penalty — retrieval and disposal — identifying information on dock required, when, penalty. — 1.  Any person who abandons a boat dock and permits it to float freely without being moored upon lakes having at least nine hundred fifty miles of aggregate shoreline is guilty of an infraction, the penalty for which shall be a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars or more than one hundred dollars.

  2.  Any person who abandons a boat dock shall be responsible for the retrieval and disposal of such boat dock.  Any person who violates subsection 1 of this section and who does not properly retrieve and dispose of such abandoned boat dock shall, upon a plea of guilty or a finding of guilt for such an offense, be ordered to reimburse the appropriate law enforcement agency, including the water patrol division, for the costs associated with the retrieval and disposal of the abandoned boat dock.  The law enforcement agency may establish a schedule of such costs.  However, the court may reduce the costs if it determines that the costs are excessive.

  3.  The water patrol division may accept gifts, grants, in-kind services and appropriations, and may enter into contracts with private or public entities for the enforcement and administration of this section.

  4.  Beginning January 1, 2010, any person owning a boat dock on lakes having at least nine hundred fifty miles of shoreline and lakes constructed or maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers except bodies of water owned by a person, corporation, association, partnership, municipality or other political subdivision, public water supply impoundments, and except drainage ditches construction by a drainage district, but not to include any body of water which has been leased to or owned by the state department of conservation shall display identifying information on the dock, including but not limited to, a permit number issued to the owner by an entity having authority to issue such identification or permit number and the appropriate 911 address or in the absence of a 911 system, the physical address nearest to the dock by land.  Any person owning a boat dock on lakes having at least nine hundred fifty miles of aggregate shoreline who violates this subsection may be guilty of an infraction, the penalty for which shall not exceed twenty-five dollars.

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(L. 1995 H.B. 217, A.L. 1997 H.B. 379, A.L. 2009 H.B. 103)


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