§ 96.07  RESTRICTIONS ON CHILD OPERATORS; DUTY OF SUPERVISORY ADULT.
   (A)   Except as otherwise provided in this division, no person under 16 years of age shall operate a personal watercraft on the waters in this municipality. A person who is not less than 12 nor more than 15 years of age may operate a personal watercraft if a supervising person 18 years of age or older is aboard the personal watercraft and, in the case of a supervising person born on or after January 1, 1982, if the supervising person holds a certificate obtained under § 96.06(A) or, in the case of a rented powercraft, meets the requirements of § 96.06(C) and (D).
   (B)   No person under 12 years of age shall operate any vessel on the waters in this municipality unless the person is under the direct visual and audible supervision, during the operation, of a person who is 18 years of age or older. This division does not apply to a personal watercraft, which shall be governed by division (A) of this section, or to a powercraft, other than a personal watercraft, powered by more than ten horsepower, which shall be governed by division (C) of this section.
   (C)   No person under 12 years of age shall operate on the waters in this municipality a powercraft, other than a personal watercraft, powered by more than ten horsepower unless the person is under the direct visual and audible supervision, during the operation, of a person 18 years of age or older who is aboard the powercraft and, in the case of such a supervising person born on or after January 1, 1982, who holds a certificate obtained under § 96.06(A) or, in the case of a rented powercraft, meets the requirements of § 96.06(C) and (D).
   (D)   No supervising person 18 years of age or older shall permit any person who is under the supervising person’s supervision and who is operating a vessel on the waters in this municipality to violate any section of this chapter, R.C. Chapter 1547 or a rule.
(R.C. § 1547.06) (Rev. 2017) Penalty, see § 96.99