Pennsylvania Statutes Title 30 Pa.C.S.A. Fish § 5505. Unauthorized operation of boats

(a) Consent required.--It is unlawful for a person to operate the boat of another without the consent of the owner.

(b) Defense.--It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the operator reasonably believed that the owner would have consented to the operation had the owner known of it.

(c) Penalty.--Any person violating this section commits a summary offense of the first degree.


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