Chapter 05.25 WATERCRAFT
Article 01. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Sec. 05.25.010. Safety requirements.
￼(a) A watercraft operated on inland waters must carry and exhibit between sunset and sunrise at least one white light to show all around the horizon.
￼(b) A watercraft operated on inland waters must carry at least one life preserver, or lifebelt, or ring buoy, or other device of the sort approved by the United States Coast Guard for each person on board, so placed as to be readily accessible. A watercraft carrying passengers for hire must carry, so placed as to be readily accessible, at least one life preserver of the sort approved by the United States Coast Guard for passenger-carrying watercraft for each person on board.
￼(c) A motor-driven watercraft operated for hire must carry a fire extinguisher capable of promptly and effectually extinguishing burning gasoline.
￼(d) The operator of a watercraft on the water of the state may not transport a person under 13 years of age on the deck of a watercraft or in an open watercraft unless the person is wearing a United States Coast Guard approved Type I, Type II, or Type III flotation device. In this subsection, "personal flotation device" does not include a life belt or life ring.