N.Y. Navigation Law Section 46-AA
Special provisions relating to speed on lakes in Chautauqua county


1.

The county legislature of the county of Chautauqua may adopt, amend and enforce local laws, rules and regulations not inconsistent with the laws of this state or the United States, with respect to regulating and restricting the rate of speed of vessels while being operated on any navigable waters, or part thereof, located within Chautauqua county, including, but not limited to regulating or restricting the operation of vessels within two hundred feet of the shore, a dock, pier, raft or float or an anchored or moored vessel in a manner or at a speed that does not cause a wake that unreasonably interferes with or endangers such dock, pier, raft or float or an anchored or moored vessel but in no event at a speed exceeding five miles per hour, unless for the purpose of enabling a person engaged in water skiing to take off or land, or regulating or restricting the speed of vessels on such lake between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise.

2.

Local laws, rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not apply to any pleasure vessel competing in or practicing for a regatta or boat race over a specified course held by a bona fide club or racing association, provided that due written notice of the date of the race has been given to the appropriate law enforcement agency at least fifteen days prior to such race, pursuant to the provisions of § 34 (Regattas)section thirty-four of this chapter, and all provisions of such section have been complied with.

3.

No local law, rule or regulation adopted pursuant to the provisions of this section shall take effect until it shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation. Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting any city, town or village from continuing, adopting or enacting any other local laws relating to persons operating a vessel within its limits, but no such municipality shall have the power to make less restrictive any of such provisions than any local law, rule or regulation which may be adopted pursuant to provisions of this section.

Source: Section 46-AA — Special provisions relating to speed on lakes in Chautauqua county, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/NAV/46-AA (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

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Equipment
40‑A
Manufacture and sale of outboard motors
40‑B
Sale and use of tributyltin paint
41
Pilot rules
42
Searchlights
42‑A
Tow-chains
43
Lights to be displayed
43‑A
Use of digital billboards
44
Noise levels on pleasure vessels
45
Reckless operation of a vessel
45‑A
Beaching a disabled water craft
45‑AA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Canandaigua lake
45‑AAA
Special provisions relating to speed on Irondequoit bay
45‑AAAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Greenwood Lake
45‑AAAA*2
Special provisions relating to speed on Sodus Bay
45‑AAAAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Lake Alice
45‑AAAAAA
Special provisions relating to noise and speed on Lamoka Lake and Waneta Lake
45‑AAAAAA*2
Special provisions relating to reckless operation, noise and speed on the Fulton Chain of Lakes
45‑B
Regulation of beaches
45‑C
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Conesus lake
45‑CC
Reckless operation and speed on the canal system
45‑D
Special provisions relating to speed at Crooke’s Point in Great Kills Harbor
46
Vessel regulation zone
46‑A
Regulations of vessels
46‑AA
Special provisions relating to speed on lakes in Chautauqua county
46‑AAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on certain lakes in Hamilton county
46‑AAAA
Special provisions relating to speed on Cuba lake
46‑B
Special provisions relating to speed on Saratoga lake
47
Leaving the scene of an accident without reporting
47‑A
Accidents
47‑B
Report to the commissioner required upon accident
48
Negligence in use or operation of vessel attributable to owner
49
Operator
49‑A
Operation of a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
49‑B
Operating a vessel after having consumed alcohol
49‑C
Termination of unsafe operation
49‑D
Application

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 46-AA’s source at nysenate​.gov

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