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This document represents the act as presented to the governor. The version passed by the legislature is the final engrossment. It does not represent the official 2018 session law, which will be available here summer 2018.

Key: (1) language to be deleted (2) new language

CHAPTER 115--H.F.No. 3755

An act

relating to watercraft; modifying requirements for carbon monoxide detection devices;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 86B.005, subdivision 8a; 86B.532, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 86B.005, subdivision 8a, is amended to read:

Subd. 8a.

Marine carbon monoxide detection system.

"Marine carbon monoxide detection system" means a device or system that meets the requirements of the American Boat and Yacht Council Standard A-24, July, 2015, for carbon monoxide detection systems. for detecting carbon monoxide that is certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory to conform to current UL Standards for use on recreational boats.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 86B.532, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Requirements; installation.

(a) No motorboat used for recreational purposes that has an enclosed accommodation compartment may be operated on any waters of the state unless the motorboat is equipped with a functioning marine carbon monoxide detection system installed according to the manufacturer's instructions and this subdivision.

(b) After May 1, 2017, No new motorboat used for recreational purposes that has an enclosed accommodation compartment may be sold or offered for sale in Minnesota unless the motorboat is equipped with a new functioning marine carbon monoxide detection system installed according to the manufacturer's instructions and this subdivision.

(c) A marine carbon monoxide detection system must be located:

(1) to monitor the atmosphere of the main cabin of the enclosed accommodation compartment; and

(2) in each sleeping accommodation or within ten feet or 3.048 meters of any designated sleeping accommodations.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective May 1, 2018.

Presented to the governor May 4, 2018

Signed by the governor May 8, 2018, 12:27 p.m.

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