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Alabama Code Title 33. Navigation and Watercourses § 33-5-56

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Each boater safety certification issued by the Department of Public Safety, except for temporary certifications issued pursuant to Section 33-5-54, or except special circumstances as determined by the Director of the Department of Public Safety, shall bear thereon a distinguishing number assigned to the holder and a color photograph of the holder, the name, birth date, address, and a description of the holder, who, for the purpose of identification and as a condition precedent to the validity of the certification, immediately upon receipt thereof, shall endorse his or her usual or regular signature in ink upon the certification in the space provided, unless a facsimile of the holder's signature appears.

The photo boater safety certification, as provided in Section 33-5-54, shall have a photo core that meets the minimum width and length dimensions specified in ANSI standards X4.13-1971 and ANSI standard CR80, plus or minus 1/4 inch. In addition to all current and existing fees, the Department of Public Safety may charge an additional fee to recover the cost of obtaining boater safety certifications and terminal support equipment from the supplier. The fee may not exceed ten cents ($.10) over the actual cost of obtaining the necessary material from the supplier. Revenues collected under this section shall be used by the department for the sole purpose of this program and any excess shall revert to the State General Fund at the end of each fiscal year.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in the event a person is issued a valid Alabama motor vehicle driver or learner license, or valid Alabama nondriver identification card at the same time as issuance of the boater safety certification, the certification shall consist of a notification on the driver or learner license or the identification card, at no additional cost for notification, that the person is also the holder of a boater safety certification. No additional fees shall be collected or retained for the issuance of a boater safety certification under these circumstances. Any person may have a duplicate card issued, at the same cost as the original cost, for the convenience of the individual. The duplicate shall be marked “duplicate.”

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