Hawaii Boaters Required to

Complete Boating Education

The State of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources  is reminding all Hawaii boaters that they must complete the required boating safety courses within the 2014 year. According to the Administrative Rule Chapter 13-244 signed by Hawaii’s governor, Neil Abercrombie, all boaters must complete the safety courses by the end of 2014 in order to avoid penalties from the Department of Land and Natural Resources. The law is to promote safe boating throughout Hawaiian waters.

Make sure you are complying with the new law!
Visit the below site to sign up for the mandatory courses!

http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dobor/mandatory-boating-safety-education-qa/

The penalties for violating this law will be as follows:

  1. Fined not less than $50 but no more than $1000
  2. OR sentenced to imprisonment for no more than 30 days
  3. OR both.
  4. In addition, the court may also prohibit the violator from operating a vessel in Hawaii for up to 30 days