2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 13 - Boating While Intoxicated
Section 66-13-2 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 66-13-2 (2021)

As used in the Boating While Intoxicated Act:

A. "bodily injury" means an injury to a person that is not likely to cause death or great bodily harm to the person, but does cause painful temporary disfigurement or temporary loss or impairment of the functions of any member or organ of the person's body;

B. "conviction" means an adjudication of guilt and does not include imposition of a sentence;

C. "motorboat" means any boat, personal watercraft or other type of vessel propelled by machinery, whether or not machinery is the principle source of propulsion. "Motorboat" includes a vessel propelled or designed to be propelled by a sail, but does not include a sailboard or a windsurf board. "Motorboat" does not include a houseboat or any other vessel that is moored on the water, but not moving on the water; and

D. "operate" means to physically handle the controls of a motorboat that is moving on the water.

History: Laws 2003, ch. 241, § 2.


Effective dates. — Laws 2003, ch. 241, § 16 made the act effective July 1, 2003.

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