STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
IDAHO SAFE BOATING ACT
67-7009. Exemption from numbering provisions. A vessel shall not be required to be numbered under this chapter if it is:
(1) Already covered by a number in full force and effect that has been issued to it pursuant to federal law or a federally approved numbering system of another state, provided that such vessel shall not have been within this state for a period in excess of sixty (60) consecutive days.
(2) A vessel from a country other than the United States using the waters of this state for a period of less than sixty-one (61) consecutive days.
(3) A vessel owned by the United States, another state, or a political subdivision thereof that is used principally for governmental purposes other than recreation and is clearly identifiable as a government-owned vessel.
(4) A vessel’s lifeboat.
(5) A vessel belonging to a class of vessels exempted from numbering by the department after it has found that the numbering of vessels of such class will not materially aid in their identification and has further found that the vessel would also be exempt from numbering if it were subject to federal law. These include rowboats without motors, canoes without motors, kayaks without motors, inflatable vessels without motors, paddle vessels without motors, sailboards without motors, tenders, float tubes, and vessels properly documented with the United States coast guard.
[67-7009, added 1986, ch. 207, sec. 2, p. 521; am. 1996, ch. 54, sec. 3, p. 162; am. 2022, ch. 218, sec. 5, p. 718.]