2005 Idaho Code - 67-7031 — MARKING OF WATER AREAS -- PROCEDURES -- LOCAL RULES

                                  TITLE  67
                      STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
                                  CHAPTER 70
                            IDAHO SAFE BOATING ACT
    67-7031.  MARKING OF WATER AREAS -- PROCEDURES -- LOCAL RULES. (1) The
department may make or adopt appropriate rules for the marking of the water
areas in this state through the placement of aids to navigation and regulatory
markers.  Such rules shall establish a marking system of aids to navigation
prescribed by the United States Coast Guard and shall give due regard to the
system of uniform waterway markers approved by the advisory panel of state
officials to the merchant marine council of the United States Coast Guard.  No
city, county, other political subdivision or other person shall mark the
waters of this state in any manner in conflict with the marking system
prescribed by the department or without the specific authority of the
department.
    (2)  The provisions of this chapter shall govern the operation, equipment,
numbering and all other matters relating thereto whenever any vessel shall be
operated on the waters of this state or when any activity regulated by this
chapter shall take place thereon. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed
to prevent the adoption of any ordinance or local law relating to operation
and equipment of vessels, so long as such ordinances are not in conflict with
the provisions of law.
    (3)  Any political subdivision of the state of Idaho may at any time, but
only after sufficient public notice is given, adopt local ordinances with
reference to the operation of vessels on any waters within its territorial
limits or with reference to swimming within areas of intense or hazardous
vessel traffic, provided the ordinances are intended to promote or protect the
health, safety and general welfare of its citizenry.
    (4)  Any political subdivision of the state of Idaho may at any time, but
only after sufficient public notice is given, adopt ordinances which establish
operational zones for personal watercraft on any waters within its territorial
limits. Personal watercraft operational zone designations are limited to:
    (a)  No wake or less than five (5) miles per hour;
    (b)  Personal watercraft only;
    (c)  No personal watercraft allowed; or
    (d)  Distance from shoreline.

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