STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
IDAHO SAFE BOATING ACT
67-7078. Personal watercraft liveries. (1) Any person who offers a personal watercraft for lease, hire or rent shall:
(a) Provide a Coast Guard approved Type I, II, III or V personal flotation device and any other required safety equipment to all persons who lease, hire or rent the personal watercraft at no additional charge;
(b) Display a safety information decal provided by the department describing laws, rules and safety measures pertaining to personal watercraft in a location clearly visible from the operator’s position on each personal watercraft leased, hired or rented;
(c) Instruct each person that will operate the personal watercraft during the rental or lease period on the laws, rules and safe operation of the personal watercraft as prescribed by the department;
(d) Provide to the person leasing, hiring or renting the personal watercraft a written copy of acknowledgement of instruction on forms provided by the department. Each copy must contain the names and physical description of all persons eligible to operate the personal watercraft during the rental or lease period.
(2) It is unlawful for any person to operate a personal watercraft which is being rented, hired or leased before being instructed on the laws, rules and safe operation of personal watercraft by the lessor as prescribed in this chapter.
(3) Any person operating a personal watercraft which is leased, hired or rented must carry on board a written copy of acknowledgement of instruction whenever the personal watercraft is in operation.
(4) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an infraction and punishable as provided in section 18-113A, Idaho Code.
[67-7078, added 1996, ch. 335, sec. 4, p. 1135.]