ACT 154, SB992 SD2 HD1 CD1, 7/10/2017Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in 2017 Acts
RELATING TO VESSELS AGROUND
Clarifies that the Department of Land and Natural Resources (Department) may assume immediate control of a vessel that is grounded on state submerged land, a shoreline, or a coral reef, or in imminent danger of breaking up, if the vessel cannot be removed by the owner within 24 hours from the time the vessel is grounded. Clarifies that the Department may assume immediate control of a vessel grounded on a sand beach, sand bar, or mudflat not in imminent danger of breaking up after the owner has been given 72 hours’ notice to remove the vessel and has not done so. Effective 9/1/17.