To say that the "Kayak Tax" proposal made waves in Michigan would be an understatement.  That proposal is now under water.

Tuesday, May 8th the House approved a resolution with overwhelming bipartisan support to oppose the so called "Kayak Tax" according to,

(State Rep.) LaSata said people should not be penalized for supporting the state’s tourism industry, especially considering participation in paddle sports increases at a rate of 7 percent each year in Michigan.

“The ability to enjoy Michigan waterways from a paddle watercraft is one of the greatest things our state has to offer,” said LaSata, of Bainbridge Township. “I do not support any proposal that might deter participation in this wonderful pastime. The resolution we passed today sends a message to the Waterways Commission that we will not pursue a paddle watercraft tax of any kind.”

Back in March of this year we reported on the possible registration fee for Michigan Kayaks.  That story was met with rage and quickly went viral.  Mark this day on your calendar as a day local government listened to the public.


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