KENNEWICK, Wash.-- There's some confusion over boating rules. Many people have picked up a fishing pamphlet issued by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and on page five, it says that anyone older than 12 must pass a boater education course.
The Washington State Parks Department put an ad in the pamphlet that some say is a little misleading. Not everyone over 12 has to take the course, yet. Right now, only people between 12 and 25 have to, but eventually everyone born after 1955 must pass.