There is hereby created within the department of natural resources the division of watercraft. The division shall do all of the following:
(A) Administer and enforce all laws relative to the identification, numbering, registration, titling, use, and operation of vessels operated on the waters in this state ;
(B) Educate and inform the citizens of the state about, and promote, conservation, navigation, safety practices, and the benefits of recreational boating;
(C) Provide wild, scenic, and recreational river area conservation education and provide for corridor protection, restoration, habitat enhancement, and clean-up projects in wild river areas, scenic river areas, and recreational river areas;
(D) Provide for and assist in the development, maintenance, and operation of marine recreational facilities, docks, launching facilities, and harbors for the benefit of public navigation, recreation, or commerce if the chief of the division of watercraft determines that they are in the best interests of the state.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 06-13-1990; 04-06-2007