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HB 118 Vessel accident; requires operator who damages property in a collision, etc., to report, penalty.

Introduced by: James E. Edmunds, II | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Property damage due to boat accident; penalty.  Punishes as a Class 6 felony any operator of a vessel who damages only property in a collision, accident or other casualty and who fails to (i) give his name, address and identification of the vessel in writing to the owner of the property that has been damaged; (ii) notify law enforcement; and (iii) file a report with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries if the property damage is $2,000 or more. Currently, the penalty for not complying with these requirements in the instance of an accident resulting in property damage is a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill would continue to impose a Class 1 misdemeanor in circumstances where property damage is less than $2,000.


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