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Old 04-12-2020   #1
 
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Utah Invasive Species Fee & Online Course

Looks like if you're planning to float in Utah from out of state after 7/1/2020 You will need to take their aquatic invasive species education course and also pay a $20 fee for invasive species management.

https://le.utah.gov/~2020/bills/static/HB0255.html
https://www.heraldextra.com/news/loc...f95f2e099.html

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I thought the applied to sail and motor boats on lakes and reservoirs. Am I wrong?
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from my reading of the bill it applies to any "Vessel"
https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title73/Ch...15051220150512

"Vessel" means every type of watercraft, other than a seaplane on the water, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water.

This line in the bill seems to be the one that will imact us rafters>
101 23-27-304. Aquatic invasive species fee.

I'm not a lawyer...so don't count on me for advice.
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It only applies to vessels that would be required to be registered in Utah- i.e. motorboats and sailboats. See 73-18-7.
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Rafts with motors?
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Question 8 of the exam posted above:

"Are you required to display a properly completed Decontamination Certification Form in your launch vehicle when you launch your float tube -- with or without a motor -- in Utah?"

Correct Answer: "Yes, a float tube, kayak, canoe, or rubber raft (regardless of whether it has a motor) is considered a boat. If it floats, it's a boat."
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This is how I read it:
23-27-304. Aquatic invasive species fee.
(1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b), there is imposed an annual nonresident aquatic invasive species fee of $20 on each vessel in order to launch or operate a vessel in waters of this state if:
(i) the vessel is owned by a nonresident; and
(ii) the vessel would otherwise be subject to registration requirements under Section 107

Boat that requires registration.
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Good luck trying to prove I own the raft I'm rowing, it's my buddy's from Moab, he let me borrow it. There saved y'all $20/ year
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Took the test. Didn’t have to pay anything
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