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Senate Bill (H)

DIGEST

Watercraft accidents. Provides that an operator of a boat who is involved in an accident or collision resulting in injury to or death of a person or damage to a boat or other property (operator) shall: (1) if it can be done without endangering a person, stop the boat immediately and as close as possible to the scene of the accident; and (2) if it can be done without endangering a person, return to the scene of the accident and remain there until the operator has complied with the statutory requirements concerning watercraft accidents. Specifies that the operator shall notify Watercraft accidents. Provides that an operator of a boat who is involved in an accident or collision resulting in injury to or death of a person or damage to a boat or other property (operator) shall: (1) if it can be done without endangering a person, stop the boat immediately and as close as possible to the scene of the accident; and (2) if it can be done without endangering a person, return to the scene of the accident and remain there until the operator has complied with the statutory requirements concerning watercraft accidents. Specifies that the operator shall notify emergency services in addition to providing reasonable assistance to each person injured. Requires that an operator make a reasonable and good faith effort to assist a person injured in a collision. Provides, however, that an operator is not required to perform an act that would endanger a person. ... View more