(1) No person shall operate a boat on the waters of this state and no owner of a boat shall knowingly allow another to operate the owner’s boat on the waters of this state unless:
(a) The owner of the boat holds a valid, effective certificate of number issued in the owner’s name as owner:
(A) By this state, as provided in ORS 830.060 to 830.145 and 830.700 to 830.870;
(B) By an agency of the federal government; or
(C) By the state of principal use which issued the certificate of number under a federally approved numbering system.
(b) The certificate of number is carried on the boat, except as provided in subsection (2) of this section.
(2) Persons renting a boat from a livery are not required to carry the certificate of number on the boat, provided:
(a) The livery owner retains the certificate of number at the livery office for immediate inspection by a peace officer;
(b) The boat is clearly marked and identified as a livery boat; and
(c) The boat operator has a signed rental or lease agreement containing the boat’s identifying number and the period of time for which the boat is rented or leased. [Formerly 488.720; 2003 c.14 §502]Section: Previous 830.720 830.725 830.730 830.740 830.745 830.750 830.755 830.770 830.775 830.780 830.785 830.790 830.795 830.800 830.805 Next
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