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RBOC, BoatU.S. and other recreational boating stakeholders have been engaged in a two-year process to review the state's boating programs. While we anticipated there would be a modest increase, we expected the state to recognize the significant contribution boaters already make, such as $107 million in annual motor fuel taxes. It is our expectation that the fees and taxes paid by boaters go to fund boating programs. Unfortunately, that is not the case with the current proposal.
You can read more about this issue at the RBOC website.
Now is the time to speak up and request your state representatives stand firm in rejecting this massive registration fee increase. While boaters are willing to pay our fair share, this will be a barrier for many Californians to enjoy the state's waterways.