41-13A-1. Definitions.

Terms used in this chapter mean:

(1)    "Aquatic invasive species," an aquatic species that is not native to the state, including the seeds, eggs, spores, or larvae of the species, or other biological material capable of propagation, and whose presence within the state may cause economic or environmental harm;

(2)    "Conveyance," a motorized or nonmotorized boat and associated equipment that may come in contact with water or that is able to transport water. A conveyance includes any trailer, engine, motor, live well, ballast tank, bilge area, anchor, and any other item that may come in contact with water or is able to transport water that could harbor an aquatic invasive species;

(3)    "Decontamination," a process used to kill, destroy, or remove aquatic invasive species and other organic material that may be present in or on a conveyance;

(4)    "Inspection," a visual and tactile examination of a conveyance to determine whether it may harbor any organisms or other organic material that could present a risk of spreading an aquatic invasive species;

(5)    "Waters," all waters within the jurisdiction of the state used for recreational boating, including rivers, streams, and natural or manmade lakes, ponds, and reservoirs.

Source: SL 2020, ch 181, § 1, eff. Feb. 26, 2020.