301 KAR 6:010. Vessel numbering and registration

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/301/006/010.htm
Published: 2015

      301 KAR 6:010.

Vessel numbering and registration.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

235.040, 235.050, 235.100, 235.110, 235.120, 235.140, 235.150, 235.210

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 235.280, 235.320

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: To prescribe a uniform numbering system, the uniform

placement of numbers and validation decals on vessels, and procedures to be

followed by agencies exempt from registration. This administrative regulation

contains the substance of 402 KAR 4:020, 4:030, and 4:035. The transfer of the

Division of Water Patrol to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

necessitates that existing administrative regulations be repealed by the

Department of Natural Resources and repromulgated by the Department of Fish and

Wildlife Resources. Changes in format and wording were made to reflect the

current requirements of KRS Chapter 13A.

 

      Section 1.

Vessel Numbering. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the

identification numbers assigned to Kentucky registered motorboats shall consist

of three (3) letter and number groupings as follows:

      (a) The first

grouping shall consist of the letters "KY".

      (b) The second

grouping shall consist of not more than four (4) Arabic numbers.

      (c) The third

grouping shall consist of not more than two (2) letters.

      (d) The letters

"I", "O", and "Q" shall not be used.

      (2) Boats having

valid federal documentation papers shall not be assigned or required to display

a Kentucky identification number.

      (3) Motorboats

not documented by the federal government and owned exclusively by agencies of a

state government shall display registration numbers as prescribed by KRS

235.110.

      (a) State

government agencies shall apply to the Department of Transportation for

registration numbers.

      (b) Display of

validation decals or subsequent renewal of certification shall not be required.

      (c) If an agency

transfers ownership of a motorboat to another agency of state government, the

agency receiving the motorboat shall apply to the Department of Transportation

for a new certificate number.

      (d) If an agency

transfers ownership of a motorboat to other than an agency of state government:

      1. The agency

shall surrender the registration number; and

      2. The current

owner shall apply for a registration number pursuant to KRS 235.50.

 

      Section 2.

Validation Decals. (1) Persons shall not operate motorboats without a

current-year validation sticker attached to the vessel within six (6) inches

aft of and in line with the registration number on both sides of the bow.

      (2) Expired

validation stickers shall be removed. (21 Ky.R. 3092; eff. 7-12-95.)
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