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(a) No person who lets vessels for hire, or the agent or employee thereof, shall rent, lease, charter, or otherwise permit the use of a vessel, unless the person provides the vessel with the equipment required under Ohio R.C. 1547.25, 1547.251, 1547.26, 1547.27, 1547.28, 1547.29, and 1547.31 and rules, or any substantially equivalent municipal ordinances, regarding the equipment of vessels, and complies with the requirements of Ohio R.C. 1547.24, 1547.40, 1547.53, 1547.57, and either 1547.54 or 1547.542, and rules, or any substantially equivalent municipal ordinances, to implement and enforce those sections.
(R.C. § 1547.38)
(b) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(R.C. § 1547.99(F))