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Difference between revisions of "Kansas Boat Property Tax Amendment, HCR 5017 (2012)"

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It was proposed during the [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|2012 state legislative session]]. A similar measure [[Kansas Tax Classifications, Chapter 190 (2000)|was on the 2000 statewide ballot]], but was rejected with 50.7% of voters against it.<ref> [http://www.tradeonlytoday.com/home/518599-kansas-considers-amendment-to-cut-boat-tax ''Trade Only Today'', "Kansas considers amendment to cut boat tax", February 13, 2012]</ref>  
 
It was proposed during the [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|2012 state legislative session]]. A similar measure [[Kansas Tax Classifications, Chapter 190 (2000)|was on the 2000 statewide ballot]], but was rejected with 50.7% of voters against it.<ref> [http://www.tradeonlytoday.com/home/518599-kansas-considers-amendment-to-cut-boat-tax ''Trade Only Today'', "Kansas considers amendment to cut boat tax", February 13, 2012]</ref>  
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==Support==
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* According to Lt. Scott Hanzlicek with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, when commenting on high tax rates for boats and how this measure would pave a way to change that, "We are losing more and more boats, people are registering more and more boats in other states so losing more and more revenue every year. I think everyone is usually pretty much in favor of lowering taxes...This vote doesn't lower taxes or anything like that, it allows the legislature to change the way the taxes are collected on boats, and they may decide not to do anything, but it just gives them the power to do that."<ref> [http://www.ksn.com/news/local/story/Voters-to-decide-on-possible-boat-tax-rate-change/IJ1Oc3qHbkCd12I3sRZiJw.cspx ''KSN'', "Voters to decide on possible boat tax rate change", October 15, 2012]</ref>
 
==Path to ballot==
 
==Path to ballot==
 
A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the [[Kansas State Legislature]] is required to refer an amendment to the ballot.  
 
A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the [[Kansas State Legislature]] is required to refer an amendment to the ballot.  

Revision as of 10:40, 22 October 2012

Boat Property Tax Amendment
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Type:legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
Constitution:Kansas Constitution
Referred by:Kansas Legislature
Topic:Taxes
Status:On the ballot
The Kansas Boat Property Tax Amendment is on the 2012 ballot in the state of Kansas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would allow the state's property tax on boats to be altered. Specifically, the amendment would allow state legislators to classify and tax watercraft on a basis different from other property. The measure would not change how watercraft is taxed in the state, but rather it would allow for a change to be made.[1]

It was proposed during the 2012 state legislative session. A similar measure was on the 2000 statewide ballot, but was rejected with 50.7% of voters against it.[2]

Support

  • According to Lt. Scott Hanzlicek with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, when commenting on high tax rates for boats and how this measure would pave a way to change that, "We are losing more and more boats, people are registering more and more boats in other states so losing more and more revenue every year. I think everyone is usually pretty much in favor of lowering taxes...This vote doesn't lower taxes or anything like that, it allows the legislature to change the way the taxes are collected on boats, and they may decide not to do anything, but it just gives them the power to do that."[3]

Path to ballot

A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Kansas State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot.

See also

References