Parks & Wild. Code Section 31.124
Inspection of Vessels
(a)In order to enforce the provisions of this chapter, an enforcement officer may stop and board any vessel subject to this chapter and may inspect the boat to determine compliance with applicable provisions.
(b)An officer boarding a vessel shall first identify himself by presenting proper credentials.
(c)The operator of a vessel required by this chapter to hold a certificate of number aboard the vessel shall show the certificate to the officer on demand, and failure to do so constitutes a violation of this chapter.
(d)No person operating a boat on the water of this state may refuse to obey the directions of an enforcement officer when the officer is acting under the provisions of this chapter.
(e)The safety of the vessel shall always be the paramount consideration of an arresting officer.
(f)If an enforcement officer determines that a vessel and its associated equipment is being used in violation of this chapter or of any regulation or standard issued thereunder so as to create an especially hazardous condition, he may direct the operator to return to mooring, and the vessel may not be used until the condition creating the violation is corrected.
Section 31.124 — Inspection of Vessels,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PW/htm/PW.31.htm#31.124 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).