The Boating Times of Long Island has very timely article on the new boating-education requirements for boaters in Suffolk County, Long Island.
Among the most frequently asked questions (and answers) regarding the new rules are:
Q: What waters are subject to the new regs?
A: If it flows in, through or by Suffolk County, it counts.
Q: Do boaters need to carry the certifcate with them?
A: The certificate needs to be onboard, and must apply to the helmsman, if and when the boat is stopped by law enforcement.
Q: What penalties can ensue if the boater is not certified?
A: First offense: $250. Second offense: $500. Third offense is considered a misdemeanor and the fine is $1,000 per offense.
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