Kansas Boat Property Tax Amendment, HCR 5017 (2012)
|Boat Property Tax Amendment|
|Type:||legislatively-referred constitutional amendment|
|Referred by:||Kansas Legislature|
|Status:||On the ballot|
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
The following are unofficial election results:
|Kansas HCR 5017|
3,543 out of 3,565 precincts reporting
Results via the Kansas Secretary of State.
- 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.