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(a)?A violation of this article is an infraction.
(b)?A person convicted of an infraction for a violation of this article shall be punished as follows:
(1)?For an initial conviction, by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100).
(2)?For a second conviction, by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
(3)?For a third or subsequent conviction, by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500).
(c)?A fine imposed on a vessel operator pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be waived, if the vessel operator provides proof that he or she had a valid vessel operator card at the time of the citation.
(d)(1)?In addition to the fines imposed by subdivision (b), the court shall order a person convicted of violating this article to complete and pass a boating safety course approved by the division pursuant to Section 668.3.
(2)?If a person who is ordered to complete and pass a boating safety course pursuant to paragraph (1) is 18 years of age or younger, the court may require that person to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to enroll in that course.
(3)?A person who has been ordered by a court to complete a boating safety course pursuant to paragraph (1) shall submit to the court proof of completion and passage of the course within seven months of the date of his or her conviction. ?The proof shall be in a form that has been approved by the division and that is capable of being submitted to the court or a state or local agency approved by the division through the United States Postal Service or another certified means of transmission.
(a)?Within 30 days from the date of mailing or serving of the notice of overpayment, the person affected may file an appeal to an administrative law judge. ?The director shall be an interested party to any such appeal. ?The administrative law judge, after affording reasonable opportunity for a fair hearing, shall, unless the appeal is withdrawn, affirm, reverse, modify, or set aside the findings set forth in the notice of overpayment. ?The party and the director shall be notified of the administrative law judge's decision, together with his or her reasons therefor, which shall be final unless within 30 days from the date of notification or mailing of the decision a further appeal is initiated to the appeals board pursuant to Section 1336. ?The 30-day period for an appeal to the administrative law judge or to the appeals board may be extended for good cause.
(b)??Good cause,? as used in this section, shall include, but not be limited to, mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect.
(c)?This section shall become operative on July 1, 2015.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Harbors and Navigation Code - HNC § 678.15 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/harbors-and-navigation-code/hnc-sect-678-15.html
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