9853.8 (a) This section applies only to a sterndrive or inboard vessel that contains a spark-ignition marine engine below 373 kW (500 hp) rated power output that was manufactured on or after January 1, 2008, or contains a spark-ignition marine engine with any rated power output that was manufactured on or after January 1, 2009.

(b) It is an infraction, punishable by a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250), for a person to operate an undocumented vessel, requiring numbering by the state, that is not currently numbered by the state, and that does not comply with the emissions standards required by § 2442 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.

(c) As used in this section, “spark-ignition marine engine” has the same meaning as that term is defined in § 9853.7.

Added Sec. 3, Ch. 609, Stats. 2007. Effective January 1, 2008. Operative July 1, 2008