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Laws of Minnesota 1993 CHAPTER 219-S.F.No. 229 An act relating to watercraft; mirror requirements for watercraft towing persons on various devices; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 86B.313, subdivision 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 86B.313, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.] In addition to requirements of other laws relating to watercraft, it is unlawful to operate or to permit the operation of a personal watercraft: (1) without each person on board the personal watercraft wearing a United States Coast Guard approved Type I, II, III, or V personal flotation device; (2) between sunset and 8:00 a.m.; (3) within 100 feet of a shoreline, dock, swimmer, or swimming diving raft or a moored, anchored, or nonmotorized watercraft at greater than slow-no wake speed; (4) while towing a person on water skis, a kneeboard, an inflatable craft, or any other device unless: (i) an observer is on board; or (ii) the personal watercraft is equipped with factory-installed or
factory specified replacementfactory-specified accessory mirrors that are integrated into the body design of the watercraft andgive the operator a wide field of vision to the rear; (5) without the lanyard-type engine cutoff switch being attached to the person, clothing, or personal flotation device of the operator, if the personal watercraft is equipped by the manufacturer with such a device; (6) if any part of the spring-loaded throttle mechanism has been removed, altered, or tampered with so as to interfere with the return-to-idle system; (7) to chase or harass wildlife; (8) through emergent or floating vegetation at other than a slow-no wake speed; (9) in a manner that unreasonably or unnecessarily endangers life, limb, or property, including weaving through congested watercraft traffic, jumping the wake of another watercraft within 100 feet of the other watercraft; or (10) in any other manner that is not reasonable and prudent. Presented to the governor May 14, 1993 Signed by the governor May 17, 1993, 11:04 a.m.