SB791 – Unauthorized Vessels, Auctions and Impoundment
Clarifies removal of unauthorized vessels on state property or in the waters of the State. Clarifies the definition of an “abandoned vessel”. Reduces the time limit to claim an unauthorized vessel that is impounded by the department of land and natural resources from thirty days to ten working days. Reduces the time limit to claim an abandoned vessel that is impounded by a state or county agency from twenty days to ten working days. Makes abandonment of a vessel on waters of the State or public property a petty misdemeanor. Clarifies auction requirements regarding abandoned vessels. Allows DLNR to charge an impound storage fee.