971.99  PENALTY.
   (a)    Whoever violates any provision of this chapter for which no other penalty is provided is guilty of a minor misdemeanor for the first offense and a misdemeanor of the fourth degree for each subsequent offense.
   (b)    (1)    Whoever violates Section 971.10 without causing injury to persons or damage to property is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on each subsequent violation of the section that does not cause injury to persons or damage to property within one year after the first offense, such person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
      (2)    Whoever violates Section 971.10 causing injury to persons or damage to property is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
   (c)   Whoever violates Section 971.02(m), 971.13 or 971.35 is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
   (d)    Whoever violates Section 971.19, 971.28 or 971.34 is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
   (e)    Whoever violates Section 971.02(k) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
   (f)   Whoever violates Section 971.38 or 971.39 is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree if the violation is not related to a collision, injury to a person, or damage to property and a misdemeanor of the third degree if the violation is related to a collision, injury to a person, or damage to property.
   (g)   The sentencing court, in addition to the penalty provided under this section for a violation of this chapter or a rule adopted under it that involves a powercraft powered by more than ten horsepower and that, in the opinion of the court, involves a threat to the safety of persons or property, shall order the offender to complete successfully a boating course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators before the offender is allowed to operate a powercraft powered by more than ten horsepower on the waters in this State.  Violation of a court ordered entered under this division is punishable as contempt under Ohio R.C. Chapter 2705.  (Ord.  00-129.  Passed 6-6-00.)