CHAPTER 268
BOATING

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Sec. 15-140g. Safe boating certificate to be carried on board vessel. Penalty.
Sec. 15-144. Vessel registration number or registration decal use by another person or on another vessel. Schedule of fees payable to Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Regulations. Penalty.
Sec. 15-148. Duplicate certificate.
Sec. 15-154. Enforcement. Refusal to stop vessel or take vessel to designated area. Rules for avoiding interference with operation of law enforcement vessel or fire rescue vessel. Penalties.

PART II
SAFETY REGULATION

      Sec. 15-140g. Safe boating certificate to be carried on board vessel. Penalty. (a) Any person required to obtain a safe boating certificate pursuant to section 15-140e shall have such certificate on board at all times while operating a vessel. On demand of an officer authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter, such person shall exhibit the certificate to the officer.

      (b) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not less than sixty dollars or more than two hundred fifty dollars for each violation.

      (P.A. 89-388, S. 3; P.A. 90-274, S. 8, 14; P.A. 91-408, S. 13, 18; P.A. 07-217, S. 58.)

      History: P.A. 90-274 in Subsec. (a) changed effective date from January 1, 1991, to January 1, 1992, and specified that the section applies to a vessel which is powered by a motor in excess of 25 horsepower or a sailboat 19.5 feet or more in length; P.A. 91-408 replaced provision requiring residents and persons owning real property in this state who operate specified vessels on or after January 1, 1992, to have on board a certificate of boating operation with provision requiring any person required to obtain a safe boating certificate pursuant to Sec. 15-140e to have such certificate on board at all times while operating a vessel, and replaced the penalty of an infraction with a fine of not less than $60 nor more than $250; P.A. 07-217 made a technical change in Subsec. (b), effective July 12, 2007.

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PART III
NUMBERING AND REGISTRATION OF VESSELS

      Sec. 15-144. Vessel registration number or registration decal use by another person or on another vessel. Schedule of fees payable to Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Regulations. Penalty. (a) Any owner desiring to obtain a vessel registration number or registration decal shall apply to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and shall file evidence of ownership by affidavit or document. Upon receipt of an application in proper form and the numbering fee, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall assign a registration number or registration decal and provide the owner with a temporary certificate of number or temporary certificate of decal. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall issue two registration decals and a permanent certificate. A registration decal shall be displayed on each side of the vessel at the bow in a manner prescribed by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection. The certificate shall state the name of the owner, his address, a description of the vessel, its hull identification number, the expiration date of the certificate and such other information as the Commissioner of Environmental Protection may prescribe by regulations. Such certificate shall be carried aboard and shall be available for inspection upon the vessel for which it is issued whenever the owner or any person authorized by him is aboard such vessel, except that the certificate of number for a vessel which is less than twenty-six feet and which is rented for noncommercial purposes for less than twenty-four hours may be retained on shore by the owner of such vessel or his agent at the place where such vessel departs or returns. If such certificate is retained on shore, a rental agreement signed by the owner or his agent and by the person renting the vessel shall be carried aboard such vessel and shall be available for inspection. Such rental agreement shall contain the vessel number which appears on the certificate of number and the length of time for which such vessel is rented.

      (b) (1) The owner shall pay a fee to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles for deposit with the State Treasurer for each vessel so numbered or registered in accordance with the following schedule and subdivisions of this subsection:

Overall Length
Overall Length
at
least
(feet)
less
than
(feet)
 
fee
at
least
(feet)
less
than
(feet)
 
fee
 12$    7.504041$270.00
121311.254142292.50
131415.004243315.00
141518.754344322.50
151622.504445330.00
161730.004546337.50
171837.504647345.00
181945.004748352.50
192052.504849360.00
202160.004950367.50
212267.505051375.00
222375.005152382.50
232482.505253390.00
242590.005354397.50
252697.505455405.00
2627105.005556412.50
2728112.505657420.00
2829120.005758427.50
2930127.505859435.00
3031135.005960442.50
3132142.506061450.00
3233150.006162457.50
3334157.506263465.00
3435165.006364472.50
3536172.506465480.00
3637180.0065 and over 525.00
3738202.50   
3839225.00   
3940247.50   

For purposes of this schedule "overall length" is the horizontal distance between the foremost part of the stem and the aftermost part of the stern, excluding bowsprits, bumpkins, rudders, outboard motor brackets and similar fittings or attachments. (2) The fee payable under this subsection with respect to any vessel used primarily for purposes of commercial fishing shall not exceed twenty-five dollars, provided in the tax year of the owner of such vessel ending immediately preceding the date of registration, not less than fifty per cent of the adjusted gross income of such owner as determined for purposes of the federal income tax is derived from commercial fishing, subject to proof satisfactory to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. (3) The fee payable under this subsection with respect to any vessel constructed primarily of wood, the construction of which is completed not less than fifteen years prior to the date such fee is paid, shall be in an amount equal to fifty per cent of the fee otherwise payable, or if such construction is completed not less than twenty-five years prior to the date such fee is paid, such fee shall be in an amount equal to twenty-five per cent of the fee otherwise payable. (4) Fees payable under this subsection shall not be required with respect to (A) any vessel owned by a flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary or owned by a nonprofit corporation acting on behalf of such a flotilla, provided no more than two vessels from any such flotilla or nonprofit corporation shall be granted such an exemption and (B) any vessel built by students in an educational institution and used for the purposes of such institution, including such research as may require the use of such vessel. (5) The fee payable under this subsection with respect to any pontoon boat, exclusive of any houseboat, shall be forty dollars. (6) The fee payable under this subsection with respect to any canoe with a motor or any vessel owned by a nonprofit organization shall be seven dollars and fifty cents. (7) The fee payable under this subsection with respect to any vessel less than fifteen feet in length equipped with a motor the horsepower of which is less than fifteen, shall be seven dollars and fifty cents. (8) The owner of any vessel used actively, as required under this subdivision, in operational activities of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary shall not be required to pay the applicable fee in accordance with the schedule in this subsection, provided (A) if the applicable fee under the schedule for such vessel is greater than one hundred eighty dollars, the owner shall be required to pay the amount of fee in excess of one hundred eighty dollars and (B) the owner shall not be entitled to exemption from the applicable fee as allowed in this subdivision for any vessel registration year unless the application for registration of such vessel includes a statement, certified by an officer of the United States Coast Guard, that in the preceding year such vessel was used actively in not less than three separate operational activities of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

      (c) The owner shall cause the registration number or registration decal to be displayed on each side of the vessel at the bow in such manner as the Commissioner of Environmental Protection prescribes. The number shall be maintained in a legible condition and shall be clearly visible and entirely unobscured. No number other than the registration number assigned by this state or by the United States or by another state pursuant to the provisions of the federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 shall be displayed on either side of a vessel at the bow.

      (d) Each certificate of number and certificate of registration issued by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall expire on the last day of April of the year following its issuance. At least thirty days prior to the expiration date of each certificate, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall notify the owner of such expiration and the certificate may be renewed as prescribed by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles upon application and upon payment of the fee provided in subsection (b) of this section. The registration number assigned to a vessel shall remain the same as long as the vessel is registered in this state.

      (e) (1) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may permit marine dealers, as defined in section 15-141, to assign registration numbers and issue temporary certificates of number upon the sale or transfer of a vessel. The dealer shall within ten days from the issuance of such temporary certificate submit to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles an application together with all necessary documents, information and fees for a permanent certificate of number for the vessel transfer.

      (2) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may permit such marine dealers to issue temporary certificates of decal upon the sale or transfer of a documented vessel. The dealer shall within ten days from the issuance of such temporary certificate submit to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles an application together with all necessary documents, information and fees for a permanent certificate of decal with respect to such vessel.

      (3) On and after March 1, 2005, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall permit marine dealers, as defined in section 15-141, to submit the applications and documents required under subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection by electronic means. Said commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to carry out the provisions of this subdivision.

      (f) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may require the owner of any vessel to submit as part of his application such information concerning waste discharges and onboard waste disposal systems as the Commissioner of Environmental Protection may prescribe by regulations. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall promptly forward to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection any such information submitted to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles as part of an application.

      (g) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may adopt such regulations as are reasonably necessary to carry out his powers, duties and functions under this chapter.

      (h) (1) Any person who operates or any owner who permits the operation of a vessel on the waters of this state which has not been numbered or registered in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and any other applicable section of the general statutes shall have committed a violation and shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars or more than two hundred dollars for the first offense and for each subsequent offense shall be fined not less than two hundred dollars or more than five hundred dollars. (2) No person shall use any vessel registration or registration decals that have been issued to another person pursuant to sections 15-142 to 15-144, inclusive. No person shall use a vessel registration or registration decals on any vessel other than the vessel for which such registration number or registration decals have been issued. Any person who violates any provision of this subdivision shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both. (3) Any officer empowered to enforce the provisions of this chapter and any other applicable section of the general statutes who finds a vessel which is not numbered or registered in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and such discovery is subsequent to a violation of this chapter may make application to the court for a warrant to seize such vessel and take it into custody pending proof of payment of proper numbering or registration fees. No officer shall be liable for any act performed under the provisions of this subsection.

      (1961, P.A. 506, S. 11; 1967, P.A. 175, S. 3; 1971, P.A. 668, S. 4; 872, S. 385; P.A. 73-257, S. 10, 27; P.A. 76-381, S. 28; P.A. 80-89; P.A. 81-423, S. 5, 25; P.A. 82-283, S. 3, 4; 82-348, S. 2, 6; 82-436, S. 2, 8-11; P.A. 83-266, S. 3, 4; P.A. 84-495, S. 1, 4; P.A. 86-270; P.A. 87-289, S. 1, 2; P.A. 88-316, S. 1, 2; P.A. 96-167, S. 48, 49; P.A. 03-244, S. 14; P.A. 04-199, S. 18; 04-257, S. 27; P.A. 06-196, S. 198; P.A. 07-217, S. 59.)

      History: 1967 act added provisions re validation decals in Subsec. (a) and decreased fee from $5 to $4 and replaced provisions re certificate expiration and renewal fee with new provisions which replace three-year validity term with one-year term and reduce fee from $5 to $3; 1971 acts replaced set fee of $4 for all boats with schedule wherein fee depends on length of boat and replaced "commission", i.e. boating commission, with "commissioner", i.e. environmental protection commissioner; P.A. 73-257 made commissioner of motor vehicles, rather than town clerk and environmental protection commissioner, responsible for issuing identification numbers, deleted requirement that certificate be "pocket size", required that certificate be available for inspection when anyone is on board rather than when boat is in operation, revised fee provisions and designated them as Subsec. (b), relettering former Subsecs. (b) and (c) as (c) and (d), changed "Federal Boating Act of 1958" to "Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971" in Subsec. (c), formerly (b), deleted obsolete provision re licenses expiring on April 30, 1972, and provision for penalty of one-half of registration fee if renewal made after expiration date and allowed payment of tax in town where boat stored in Subsec. (d), formerly (c), and added Subsecs. (e) to (h); P.A. 76-381 replaced provision for $25 to $50 fine with statement that violation is an infraction in Subsec. (h); P.A. 80-89 added provisions in Subsec. (a) re retention of certificates on shore when boat is a rental boat; P.A. 81-423 replaced "motorboat" references with "vessel" references, and referred to registration numbers and decals rather than identification numbers, replaced schedule of fees for motorboats with schedule of fees for all vessels, deleted provisions re owner's option to pay tax in town of residence or town in which boat usually kept or operated in keeping with abolition of tax on vessels and added provision re temporary certificates, effective July 1, 1981, and applicable to registration fees for boat registration year commencing May 1, 1982, and thereafter; P.A. 82-283 added Subsec. (b)(4) providing that fee requirements are not applicable to a vessel owned by a flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary or a nonprofit corporation acting on behalf of such a flotilla; P.A. 82-348 changed the penalty in Subsec. (h) from an infraction to a violation, applicable to the owner of any vessel operated in state waters without being numbered or registered as required in chapter 268 or any applicable section of the general statutes; P.A. 82-436 added Subsec. (b)(5) to (7), inclusive, providing for an annual fee of $40, applicable to any pontoon boat, exclusive of any houseboat, providing that the annual fee applicable to any canoe with a motor or any vessel owned by a nonprofit organization shall be $15, and providing that the fee applicable to any vessel less than 15 feet in length with a motor the horsepower of which is less than 15 shall be $10, and also amended Subsec. (d) to provide that the registration number assigned to a vessel shall remain the same so long as the vessel is registered in this state rather than so long as certificate of number is continually renewed; P.A. 83-266 included technical amendments in Subsec. (b), primarily concerning deletion of redundant references to certain subdivisions in said Subsec. (b); P.A. 84-495 amended Subsec. (b) by substituting a reduced schedule of fees for all vessels numbered or registered, effective June 11, 1984, and applicable to the boat registration year commencing May 1, 1985; P.A. 86-270 amended Subsec. (h) by adding provisions specifying penalty for subsequent offenses and re seizure of vessels; P.A. 87-289 amended Subsec. (b) by providing for exemption from registration fees for any vessel built by students in an educational institution and used for purposes of such institution, effective June 10, 1987, and applicable to the vessel registration year commencing May 1, 1987, and each such registration year thereafter; P.A. 88-316 amended Subsec. (b) to allow exemptions from the applicable fee for any vessel used in operational activities of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, provided the owner shall be required to pay any portion of the fee in excess of $180 and such exemption shall not be allowed unless in the year preceding exemption the vessel was used actively in at least three such operational activities, effective June 6, 1988, and applicable to the vessel registration year commencing May 1, 1988, and each registration year thereafter; P.A. 96-167 amended Subsec. (b)(6) to reduce fee from $15 to $7.50, effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 03-244 amended Subsec. (h) to divide existing provisions into Subdivs. (1) and (3) and add new Subdiv. (2) re use of vessel registration or registration decals by another person or on another vessel; P.A. 04-199 added Subsec. (e)(3) permitting marine dealers, on and after March 1, 2005, to submit applications and documents required under section by electronic means and requiring commissioner to adopt regulations to carry out provisions of subdivision, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-257 made technical changes in Subsec. (h), effective June 14, 2004; P.A. 06-196 made a technical change in Subsec. (d), effective June 7, 2006; P.A. 07-217 made a technical change in Subsec. (d), effective July 12, 2007.

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      Sec. 15-148. Duplicate certificate. If a valid certificate of number or registration is lost, mutilated or destroyed, the owner shall notify the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in writing within fifteen days. The owner may obtain a duplicate certificate upon application to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and upon payment of a fee of twenty dollars.

      (1961, P.A. 506, S. 15; P.A. 73-257, S. 15, 27; P.A. 81-423, S. 9, 25; P.A. 07-167, S. 14.)

      History: P.A. 73-257 required notification of lost, mutilated or destroyed certificate within 15 days and replaced town clerk with commissioner of motor vehicles and made provisions applicable to valid certificates only; P.A. 81-423 inserted reference to registration; P.A. 07-167 increased fee from $1.00 to $20.

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      Sec. 15-154. Enforcement. Refusal to stop vessel or take vessel to designated area. Rules for avoiding interference with operation of law enforcement vessel or fire rescue vessel. Penalties. (a) Any harbor master, deputy harbor master, conservation officer, special conservation officer or state police officer and any municipal police officer, any special police officer appointed under sections 29-18 and 29-19, any town marine officers appointed under section 15-154a and certified by the commissioner for marine police duty and any lake patrolman appointed under section 7-151b may enforce the provisions of this chapter and chapter 446k, except that only peace officers shall enforce the provisions of subsection (d) of section 15-133 and sections 15-140l and 15-140n. In the enforcement of this chapter, such officer may arrest, without previous complaint and warrant, any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter. Failure to appear in court pursuant to such arrest, unless excused by the court or the state's attorney or assistant state's attorney, shall constitute sufficient cause for the suspension by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of the boat registration of the boat involved for not more than thirty days or until the matter is resolved by the court, whichever is sooner.

      (b) When engaged in the enforcement of this chapter and chapter 446k, such officer shall have the authority to stop and board any vessel which is under way or which is moored on the waters of this state for the purposes of (1) examining decals, certificates and other documents, (2) inspecting safety equipment and waste disposal systems, (3) determining if the operation of such vessel exceeds the noise levels established in subsection (b) of section 15-129, (4) searching when such officer has probable cause to believe that any provision of any law of this state or any rule or regulation of the Department of Environmental Protection relating to boating or water pollution has been violated, (5) determining compliance with sections 15-140l and 15-140n and subsections (d) and (e) of section 15-133, when such authorized officer has probable cause to believe said section or subsection has been violated, and (6) making arrests.

      (c) No person operating a vessel shall refuse to stop such vessel or, if sea conditions make stopping in that area unsafe, refuse to take such vessel to a designated area after being requested or signalled to do so by such officer. Any person operating a vessel who refuses to stop or refuses to take such vessel to the designated area shall have committed an infraction. Any person, when signalled to stop by such officer in a law enforcement vessel using an audible signal device or flashing blue lights, who operates such vessel in disregard of such signal so as to (1) interfere with or endanger the operation of the law enforcement vessel or any other vessel, (2) endanger or cause damage to property or person, or (3) increase or maintain speed in an attempt to escape or elude such law enforcement officer shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. If such violation causes the death or serious physical injury of another person, the vessel operator shall be guilty of a class D felony, and such operator's safe boating certificate, certificate of personal watercraft operation or right to operate a vessel that requires a certificate shall be suspended for one year. For any subsequent offense, such operator shall be guilty of a class D felony, except that if any prior offense by such operator under this section caused, and such subsequent offense causes, the death or serious physical injury of another person, such operator shall be guilty of a class D felony for which one year of the sentence imposed may not be suspended or reduced by the court, and such operator's safe boating certificate, certificate of personal watercraft operation or right to operate a vessel that requires a certificate shall be suspended for not less than eighteen months or more than two years. Proof of the registration number of the vessel shall be prima facie evidence in any prosecution that the owner was the operator. For purposes of this subsection, "serious physical injury" means physical injury which creates a substantial risk of death, or which causes serious disfigurement, serious impairment of health or serious loss or impairment of the function of any bodily organ.

      (d) Upon the immediate approach of a law enforcement vessel using an audible signal device and flashing blue lights or a fire rescue vessel using an audible signal device and flashing red or yellow lights, any person operating a vessel shall immediately slow to a speed sufficient to maintain steerage only, shall alter course, within its ability, so as not to inhibit or interfere with the operation of the law enforcement vessel or fire rescue vessel, and shall proceed, unless otherwise directed by an officer in the law enforcement vessel or fire rescue vessel, at a reduced speed until beyond the area of operation of the law enforcement vessel or fire rescue vessel. Any person operating a vessel who wilfully or negligently obstructs or retards any law enforcement or fire rescue vessel answering an emergency call or in pursuit of fleeing law violators, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than seven days, or both.

      (e) Any person operating a vessel passing within two hundred feet of a stationary law enforcement vessel using an audible signal device and flashing blue lights or a stationary fire rescue vessel using flashing red or yellow lights shall reduce speed to a speed of slow-no-wake until there is a distance of more than two hundred feet between such person's vessel and the law enforcement vessel or fire rescue vessel. For purposes of this subsection, "slow-no-wake" means operation of a vessel at a speed that does not produce more than a minimum wake and is not greater than six miles per hour over ground, unless a higher minimum speed is necessary to maintain steerage when traveling with a strong current.

      (f) A person who violates subsection (e) of this section shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than two hundred dollars.

      (g) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall publish an enforcement manual, conduct training and educational sessions, serve as liaison between the enforcement groups and the Superior Court and shall be generally responsible for the overall coordination of enforcement.

      (1961, P.A. 506, S. 21; 1963, P.A. 552, S. 2; 1967, P.A. 170, S. 1; 1969, P.A. 219, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 54, S. 2; 872, S. 391; P.A. 73-257, S. 18, 27; P.A. 74-183, S. 205, 291; P.A. 76-381, S. 34; 76-436, S. 175, 681; P.A. 81-423, S. 14, 25; P.A. 82-472, S. 38, 48, 183; P.A. 84-268, S. 2; P.A. 87-505, S. 2, 9; P.A. 89-388, S. 9, 23, 27; P.A. 03-244, S. 7; P.A. 04-257, S. 28; P.A. 05-133, S. 2; P.A. 07-179, S. 1.)

      History: 1963 act added volunteer police auxiliary force member to Subsec. (a); 1967 act substituted "chapter" for "part", amended Subsec. (b) to allow boarding of boat operated in reckless manner, to expand provisions re stopping boat when signalled to do so and to include provision for fine and added Subsec. (c) re enforcement by boat safety commission; 1969 act provided in Subsec. (a) for suspension of registration for failure to appear in court; 1971 acts allowed enforcement of chapter provisions by town marine officer and replaced "boating commission" and "commission" with "commissioner" referring to commissioner of environmental protection; P.A. 73-257 gave enforcement power to special police officer, extended enforcement to part II of chapter 474 and chapter 474a, replaced references to summons with references to arrest powers, gave power to suspend registration to motor vehicles commissioner rather than environmental protection commissioner and deleted provision which allowed arrest only on court order or warrant issued by prosecuting officer and amended Subsec. (b) to allow officer to stop boats as specified, replacing requirement that patrols be made only in marked police vessels and that vessels be stopped only if ID number not displayed or if boat is operated recklessly; P.A. 74-183 replaced circuit court with court of common pleas in Subsec. (c); P.A. 76-381 replaced provision for $50 maximum fine in Subsec. (b) with statement that violator deemed to have committed an infraction; P.A. 76-436 replaced "prosecutor" with "state's attorney" or "assistant state's attorney" in Subsec. (a) and replaced court of common pleas with superior court in Subsec. (c), effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 81-423 inserted "vessel" in lieu of "motorboat" where appropriate in Subsec. (b); P.A. 82-472 divided Subsec. (b) into Subdivs. and made other technical corrections; P.A. 84-268 added new Subsec. (b)(3) authorizing an officer to stop and board vessels to determine compliance with noise level standards and renumbered the remaining Subdivs. accordingly; P.A. 87-505 amended Subsec. (b) by adding provision re penalty failure to stop a vessel and substituted reference to searching with "probable cause" for reference to searching without a warrant; P.A. 89-388 amended Subsec. (a) to authorize lake patrolmen to enforce boating law and water pollution control law and added Subsec. (b)(5) re probable cause for violations of Sec. 15-133 and renumbering the remaining Subdiv. accordingly; P.A. 03-244 amended Subsec. (a) to delete provision re members of volunteer police auxiliary force and to provide that only peace officers shall enforce Secs. 15-33(d), 15-140l and 15-140n and amended Subsec. (b) to add reference to Secs. 15-133(d) and (e), 15-140l and 15-140n and to make technical changes; P.A. 04-257 made technical changes in Subsec. (b), effective June 14, 2004; P.A. 05-133 replaced reference to Sec. 15-33 with reference to Sec. 15-133 in Subsec. (a), divided Subsec. (b) into Subsecs. (b) and (c), made technical changes, replaced former provisions re fines with provisions re penalties for refusal to stop vessel or take vessel to designated area if violation causes serious physical injury to another person and defined "serious physical injury" in Subsec. (c) and redesignated former Subsec. (c) as Subsec. (d); P.A. 07-179 added new Subsecs. (d), (e) and (f) re rules for avoiding interference with operation of law enforcement vessel or fire rescue vessel and penalties for violations thereof and redesignated existing Subsec. (d) as Subsec. (g), effective July 1, 2007.

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