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.
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.
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
LIVE election results will be posted when polls close on November 6, 2012 and when numbers start to roll in.
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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."
No formal opposition to the measure has been identified.
Path to ballot
A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Kansas State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot.