FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 777

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES DENISON (Sponsor), GRISAMORE AND WRIGHT (Co-sponsors).

1608L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To repeal section 306.220, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to water safety, with an existing penalty provision.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Section 306.220, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 306.220, to read as follows:

            306.220. Each person under the age of [seven] sixteen who is on board any watercraft which is on the waters of this state shall wear a personal flotation device which is approved by the United States Coast Guard. Any person who allows a person under the age of [seven] sixteen to be on board any watercraft which is on the waters of this state without wearing a personal flotation device shall be deemed guilty of a class C misdemeanor. This section does not apply when the person under the age of [seven] sixteen is in a part of a watercraft which is fully enclosed, where such enclosure will prevent such person from falling out of or being thrown from the watercraft.