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    Subdivision 1. Misdemeanors. Unless a different penalty is specified, a person is guilty of
a misdemeanor who:
(1) violates a provision of this chapter or a rule of the commissioner adopted under this
(2) operates any watercraft that does not conform to the requirements of this chapter; or
(3) operates a watercraft if the operation is prohibited under subdivision 2.
    Subd. 2. Youth operator violations. (a) An operator age 13 or older but younger than age 18
adjudicated by a juvenile court as having violated section 86B.311, subdivision 1, 86B.341, or
169A.20, shall have the operator's permit revoked by the commissioner.
(b) The commissioner shall issue a new permit to the operator one year after the revocation
upon successful completion by the operator of a watercraft safety course.
(c) The judge of a juvenile court that adjudicates an operator of violating any of the laws or
rules listed above shall require the surrender of the person's watercraft operator's permit and shall
forward the operator's permit to the commissioner with a record of the adjudication.
History: 1990 c 391 art 9 s 39; 1Sp1997 c 2 s 67; 2000 c 478 art 2 s 7