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IC 14-8-2 [Deletions from Chapter 2 not indicated below.]

IC 14-8-2-25

"Boat"

Sec. 25. "Boat", for purposes of IC 14-15, means watercraft.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-27

"Boundary waters"

Sec. 27. "Boundary waters", for purposes of IC 14-22, means the following:

  1. The part of the Wabash River that forms the boundary between Illinois and Indiana.
  2. The part of the Ohio River that forms the boundary between Kentucky and Indiana.
  3. The part of the Great Miami River that forms the boundary between Ohio and Indiana.
  4. The part of Lake Michigan that is under the jurisdiction of Indiana.
  5. The lakes other than Lake Michigan that are on the boundary between Indiana and bordering states.

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-36

"Carry passengers for hire"

  1. "Carry passengers for hire", for purposes of IC 14-15, means the carrying or transportation of passengers for a passage or trip in consideration of a fare or charge.
  2. The term does not include the following:
    1. The carrying or transportation of passengers or guests without charge.
    2. The leasing or rental of a watercraft to a lessee to be operated by the lessee as the lessee's own for an hour, a day, a week, or other fixed period.

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-53

"Conservation officer"

Sec. 53. "Conservation officer", refers to an officer employee of the law enforcement division organized under IC 14-9-8...
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.26-2008, SEC 1.

IC 14-8-2-56

"Department"

Sec. 67. "Department" refers to the department of natural resources.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-71

"Director"

Sec. 71. (a) ..."[D]irector" refers to the director of the department of natural resources....
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.132-1996, SEC.2.

IC 14-8-2-75

"Diver"

Sec. 75. "Diver", for purposes of IC 14-15-9, has the meaning set forth in IC 14-15-9-1.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-76

"Divers down flag"

Sec. 76. "Divers down flag", for purposes of IC 14-15-9, has the meaning set forth in IC 14-15-9-2.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-129

"Idle speed"

Sec. 129. "Idle speed", for purposes of IC 14-15-3-17, means the slowest possible speed, not exceeding five (5) miles per hour, that maintains steerage so that the wake or wash created by the watercraft is minimal.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.38-2000, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-131.5

"Includes"

Sec. 131.5. "Includes" means includes but is not limited to.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-148

"Law enforcement officer"

Sec. 148. "Law enforcement officer", for purposes of IC 14-22-40, has the meaning set forth in IC 14-22-40-5.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.133-1996, SEC.5; P.L.40-2012, SEC.9.

IC 14-8-2-153

"Litter"

Sec. 153. "Litter", for purposes of IC 14-15-2-8, has the meaning set forth in IC 14-15-2-8.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-169

"Motorboat"

  1. "Motorboat", for purposes of IC 14-15, except as provided in subsection (c), means a watercraft propelled by:
    1. an internal combustion, steam, or electrical inboard or outboard motor or engine; or
    2. any mechanical means.
  2. The term includes sailboats that are equipped with a motor or an engine described in subsection (a) when the motor or engine is in operation, whether or not the sails are hoisted.
  3. "Motorboat", for purposes of IC 14-15-11, has the meaning set forth in IC 14-15-11-6.
  4. The term includes a personal watercraft (as defined in section 202.5 of this chapter).
  5. "Motorboat", for purposes of IC 14-22-9-11, has the meaning set forth in IC 14-22-9-11.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.57-1995, SEC.6;P.L.165-2011, SEC.2.

IC 14-8-2-188

"Operate"

Sec. 188. "Operate" has the following meaning:

  1. For purposes of IC 14-15, the act of navigating, driving, steering, sailing, rowing, paddling, or otherwise moving or exercising physical control over the movement of a watercraft.
  2. For purposes of IC 14-16-1, the meaning set forth in IC 15-16-1-4.

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1. Amended by P.L. 186-2003, SEC. 31.

IC 14-8-2-202

"Person"

Sec. 202. (a) "Person" means…an individual, a partnership, an association, a fiduciary, an executor or administrator, a limited liability company, or a corporation….
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1 Amended by P.L.132-1996, SEC.4; P.L.134-1996, SEC.2; P.L.155-2002, SEC.3 and P.L.158-2002, SEC.2..

IC 14-8-2-202.5

"Personal watercraft"

Sec. 202.5. "Personal watercraft", for purposes of IC 14-15, means a watercraft:

  1. whose primary source of motive power is an inboard motor powering a water jet pump; and
  2. that is designed to be operated by a person who sits, stands, or kneels on the surface of the watercraft rather than sitting or standing inside the watercraft.

As added by P.L.57-1995, SEC.7..

IC 14-8-2-226

"Public waters"

Sec. 226. "Public waters", for purposes of IC 14-15, means every lake, river, stream, canal, ditch, and body of water that is:

  1. subject to the jurisdiction of the state; or
  2. owned or controlled by a public utility.

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-252

"Sewage"

Sec. 252. "Sewage" has the...the meaning set forth in IC 14-15-2-7....
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-288

"Underwater breathing apparatus"

Sec. 288. "Underwater breathing apparatus", for purposes of IC 14-15-9, has the meaning set forth in IC 14-15-9-3.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-297

"Visible"

Sec. 297. "Visible", for purposes of IC 14-15, means capable of being seen by a person of normal vision on a dark and clear night.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-301

"Wake" or "wash"

Sec. 301. "Wake" or "wash", for purposes of IC 14-15, means a track left by a watercraft causing waves that:

  1. disrupt other water sport activities; or
  2. may cause injury or damage to individuals, watercraft, or property.

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.

IC 14-8-2-305

"Watercraft"

Sec. 305. "Watercraft", for purposes of IC 14-15 and IC 14-29-8, means any instrumentality or device in or by means of which a person may be transported upon the public water of Indiana. The term includes a motorboat, sailboat, rowboat, skiff, dinghy, or canoe:

  1. of any length or size; and
  2. whether or not used to carry passengers for hire.

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.1.