Section 9-12-85Affidavits of applicants for licenses for boats or vessels.
When application is made for a license for any boat or vessel which is not enrolled in the customhouse of the United States, other than skiffs or vessels of one ton burden or less, the applicant for such license shall make an affidavit as to the tonnage of said boat or vessel before some officer authorized to administer oaths, which affidavit shall be attached to his application for a license. For this purpose any member of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Director, Marine Resources Division of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and all inspectors are authorized to administer the necessary oath for said affidavit. It shall be the duty of the Director, Marine Resources Division of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to verify the said affidavit by having the measurement of said boat taken when he shall be of the opinion that any boat is not paying a proper license fee.
(Acts 1936-37, Ex. Sess., No. 169, p. 192, §15; Code 1940, T. 8, §136.)