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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 5. Amusements and Sports
- Chapter 25. Watercraft
- Section 53. Boating Safety Program. [See Delayed Repeal Note]..
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AS 05.25.053. Boating Safety Program. [See Delayed Repeal Note]..
- (a) Except as provided in this section, the department shall administer a statewide boating safety program. The program
must, to the extent consistent with state law,
- (1) secure the full benefits available to the state under 46 U.S.C. 13101 - 13110; and
- (2) take additional actions necessary to gain initial and ongoing federal acceptance of the boating safety program and to
qualify and apply for federal money under 46 U.S.C. 13102.
- (b) The department shall cooperate with local, state, and federal agencies, private and public organizations, and
individuals to provide for
- (1) a statewide boating safety education program; the program must
- (A) develop educational materials relevant to the unique needs of urban and rural boaters in this state;
- (B) support statewide boating safety training programs;
- (C) support boating safety education and training programs for children and other high risk groups;
- (D) train, certify, and support boating safety instructors;
- (E) evaluate, on an ongoing basis, the effectiveness of programs funded under this chapter;
- (2) a boating safety advisory council as described in AS 05.25.057
- (3) a uniform state waterway marking system; and
- (4) a boat registration and numbering system through the Department of Administration.
- (c) The Department of Public Safety shall cooperate with local, state, and federal agencies, private and public
organizations, and individuals to provide for
- (1) a boating collisions, accidents, and casualties reporting system; and
- (2) boating safety patrol and law enforcement activity.
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