Section 33-5-66

Link to law: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/33-5-66.htm
Published: 2015

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Section 33-5-66

Section 33-5-66Violations; penalties.

(a) Any person of whom a boater safety certification is required, who operates a motorized vessel on the waters of this state as the terms are defined in Section 33-5-3, without first complying with this article, or the rules and regulations promulgated, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor, and, upon conviction is punishable as provided in Sections 13A-5-7 and 13A-5-12. Any person so convicted shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25).



(b) Any person who knowingly gives permission to operate a motorized vessel on the waters of this state, as the terms are defined in Section 33-5-3, to another person who is required to have a boater safety certification pursuant to this article and who does not have a boater safety certification in compliance with this article, or to another person required to be accompanied pursuant to this article and who is not accompanied in compliance with this article, shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and, upon conviction, is punishable as provided in Sections 13A-5-7 and 13A-5-12. Any person so convicted shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25).



(c) Any person who willfully makes a false statement under oath in an application or renewal for a boater safety certification, shall be guilty of perjury and upon conviction is punishable as provided by law.



(d) Any person who willfully conceals or withholds a material fact called for in an application for or renewal of a boater safety certification, with intent to obtain certification by fraud, shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and, upon conviction, is punishable as provided in Sections 13A-5-7 and 13A-5-12. Any person so convicted shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25).



(e) Any person who violates any provision of this article for which no fixed punishment is prescribed, or who violates any rule or regulation promulgated as authorized by this article, shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and, upon conviction, is punishable as provided in Sections 13A-5-7 and 13A-5-12. Any person so convicted shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25).



(f) All fines, penalties, or forfeitures imposed and collected under this article shall be forwarded immediately by the officer of the court who collects them to the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources, together with a report giving a list and description of each case in which a fine, penalty, or forfeiture was collected. The reports shall be on forms provided by the commissioner and shall contain information as the commissioner may require. All moneys received by the commissioner shall be covered by him immediately upon receipt into the State Treasury to the credit of the State Water Safety Fund. Any officer of the court who fails to make the reports provided for or who fails to remit any fines, penalties, or forfeitures, as provided by law, and collected under this article in the manner provided shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars ($100).

(Acts 1994, No. 94-652, p. 1243, §19; Act 2001-695, p. 1477, §3.)