Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful to operate a boat on the waters of this state if a county requires a boat use permit to do so and the operator of the boat has not obtained the permit.
Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, a resident of the State of Idaho may operate a boat on the waters of this state without a boat use permit. The provisions of this subsection do not become operative until laws, rules or regulations of the State of Idaho become operative that, in substance or effect, contain provisions which make lawful engaging in boating without obtaining a boat use permit or paying a fee to operate a boat. This subsection remains operative only while such laws, rules or regulations remain operative. [1991 c.590 §3]EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS