AN ACT PROVIDING THAT A VIOLATION OF THE NO-WAKE SPEED ZONE UPON THE WATERS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY OF THE VILLAGE OF BALD HEAD ISLAND IS AN INFRACTION AND THAT A VIOLATION IS ENFORCEABLE AS IF IT WERE A PROVISION OF THE GENERAL LAWS REGULATING BOATING SAFETY.
Amends SL 1987-688, Sections 2.1 and 3, making the violation of a no-wake speed restricted area while operating a water vessel an infraction as provided under GS 14-3.1, and subject to a $50 fee. A person guilty of such an infraction may not be assessed court costs. Previously, this violation was a misdemeanor subject to a fine of up to $250. Provides that this act is enforceable under GS 75A-17 as if it were a provision of GS Chapter 75A, meaning that wildlife protectors, Department of Environmental Quality enforcement personnel, and other State law-enforcement officers may enforce this violation. Previously, enforcement was limited to officers of the Wildlife Resources Commission and the Brunswick County Sheriff.
Applies to Village of Bald Head Island only.
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