NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994
324.80101 Definitions; A to C.
As used in this part:
(a) "Airboat" means a motorboat that is propelled, wholly or in part, by a propeller projecting above the water surface.
(b) "Anchored rafts" means all types of nonpowered rafts used for recreational purposes that are anchored seasonally on waters of this state.
(c) "Associated equipment" means any of the following that are not radio equipment:
(i) An original system, part, or component of a boat at the time that boat was manufactured, or a similar part or component manufactured or sold for replacement.
(ii) Repair or improvement of an original or replacement system, part, or component.
(iii) An accessory or equipment for, or appurtenance to, a boat.
(iv) A marine safety article, accessory, or equipment intended for use by a person on board a boat.
(d) "Boat" means a vessel.
(e) "Boat livery" means a business that holds a vessel for renting, leasing, or chartering.
(f) "Boating safety certificate" means any of the following:
(i) The document issued by the department under part 802 that certifies that the individual named in the document has successfully completed a boating safety course and passed an examination approved and administered as required under section 80212.
(ii) A document issued by the United States coast guard auxiliary or United States power squadron that certifies that the individual named in the document has successfully completed a United States coast guard auxiliary course concerning boating safety.
(iii) A written rental agreement provided to an individual named in the rental agreement entered into under section 44522 only on the date or dates indicated on the rental agreement while the named individual is operating a personal watercraft leased, hired, or rented from a boat livery.
(g) "Boating safety course" means a course that meets both of the following requirements:
(i) Provides instruction on the safe operation of a personal watercraft that meets or exceeds the minimum course content for boating or personal watercraft education established by the national association of state boating law administrators education committee (October 1996), a province of the commonwealth of Canada, or another country.
(ii) Is approved by the department.
(h) "Controlled substance" means that term as defined in section 7104 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.7104.
(i) "Conviction" means a final conviction, the payment of a fine, a plea of guilty or nolo contendere if accepted by the court, a finding of guilt, or a probate court or family division disposition on a violation of this part, regardless of whether the penalty is rebated or suspended.
History: Add. 1995, Act 58, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995
Am. 2004, Act 547, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 2005
Am. 2012, Act 120, Eff. Nov. 1, 2012
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: Marine Safety Act
Popular Name: NREPA
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