(a) In the event any boater safety certification issued under this article is lost or destroyed, the person may upon payment of a fee of five dollars ($5) and upon furnishing proof to the Director of Public Safety that the certificate has been lost or destroyed, secure a duplicate. The second and subsequent duplicates applied for will require the payment of a fee of fifteen dollars ($15) and, upon furnishing proof to the Director of Public Safety that the previously held certification or duplicate has been lost or destroyed, a duplicate may be secured. Application for the duplicate shall be made to the Director of Public Safety on forms provided by the official. The fee shall be collected by the director, paid into the State Treasury and credited to the Department of Public Safety. The fee shall be retained by the Department of Public Safety and is appropriated on a continuous basis and shall be utilized and expended for boating safety or law enforcement purposes and shall not revert to the General Fund at the end of the fiscal year.
(b) Any person making a false affidavit to the Director of Public Safety for the purpose of obtaining a duplicate certification shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished as provided in Sections 13A-5-7 and 13A-5-12. Any person so convicted shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50). All fines collected for the violation of this subsection shall be deposited into the State Water Safety Fund.
(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, however, the person shall not be required to pay any additional fees for the reissuance of a lost or destroyed certification as denoted on any reissued lost or destroyed motor vehicle driver license, when the license and a boater safety certification were previously issued at the same time.