2018 Maryland Code
Natural Resources
Title 8 - Waters
Subtitle 7 - State Boat Act
§ 8-740. Safety equipment violations

  • (a) Punishment for 2 violations. -- 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.

  • (b) When boating safety education course required. -- 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 ยง 8-738 of this subtitle.

  • (c) Education course requirement additional to other punishment. -- 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.

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