House Floats Measure to Lower Boat Taxes

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A proposed constitutional amendment designed to reduce the tax burden on boat owners has received first-round
approval in the House.

The voice-vote approval Wednesday puts the proposal in line for a final vote.

Because the proposal would change the state constitution, it takes a two-thirds majority, or 84 votes, to send it to the Senate. If approved by that chamber, the proposal goes on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Boats are assessed at 30 percent of their fair market value. The proposed amendment would let voters decide if they want the
Legislature to change that.

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