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New Boat Sticker Law

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Some boat owners aren't happy about a new law requiring them to place a warning sticker on their vessel.

When boaters hit the water this summer, if they don't have a new carbon monoxide warning sticker somewhere where passengers can see it, they might have to pay a $100 fine.

You can have a lot of fun on the water. But sometimes boats can be unsafe. And Washington lawmakers want to warn people about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Last summer a family and young teen from Dayton died from it.

So from now on, when you register your boat, you'll get a sticker, and you need to place it on your boat.

Some don't like the idea, and one county auditor can sympathize with them.

"I know that myself, I'm going to comply with the law, but I don't particularly like the fact I have this orange sticker on the blue interior of my boat."

There are some minor exceptions, but if you don't put the new sticker on your boat, you face the fine.