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183.44 Examinations; rules; licensing, revocations.

Subdivision 1. Masters. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall examine all masters of boats and vessels carrying passengers for hire on the inland waters of the state as to their qualifications and fitness. If found qualified and competent to perform their duties as a master of a boat carrying passengers for hire, they shall be issued a license authorizing them to act as such on the inland waters of the state. The license shall be renewed annually. Fees for the original issue and renewal of the license authorized under this section shall be pursuant to section 183.545, subdivision 2.

Subd. 2. Rules. The Division of Boiler Inspection shall make such rules for inspection and operation of boats subject to inspection under this chapter, boilers and pressure vessels, the licensing of engineers and pilots, and the navigation of any such boat or vessel as will require their operation without danger to life or property.

Subd. 3. Suspension, revocation. The Division of Boiler Inspection may suspend or revoke the license of any master, pilot or engineer found under the influence of drugs or alcohol when on duty or who otherwise disregards the provisions of sections 183.375 to 183.62 or any rule promulgated thereunder.

HIST: (5480) RL s 2174; 1919 c 240 s 2; 1957 c 503 s 7; 1982 c 379 s 6; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 4 s 46

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