Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says boat owners who have to register their vessels are being unfairly singled out to bear the state's boat-related costs, and he wants to discuss extending the burden to others, such as kayakers, canoeists, rafters and even windsurfers.
Otter's form response letter to letters sent by concerned non-motorized boaters states "[i]t is my position that all users of waterways should pay their fair share of the costs of maintaining and improving that resource. I have concerns with the inequity of registration requirements between motorized and non-motorized watercraft...will be meeting with industry representatives to discuss possible changes to Idaho's watercraft registration requirements."
This should be a major cause of concern for kayakers, canoeists and rafters alike - we all know our usuage of state facilities to be NONE.
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