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Tourism Committee chair opposes financial burdens for Michigan outdoor enthusiastsState Rep. Holly Hughes today expressed her frustration with a recent proposal by the Michigan State Waterways Commission to require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state.Hughes, who chairs the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee said people should not be penalized for supporting Michigan’s tourism industry and enjoying the state’s natural resources.“The commission itself stated participation in paddle sports is increasing 7 percent each year in Michigan,” said Hughes, of Montague. “We should be encouraging people to continue that trend, not discouraging the momentum with unnecessary costs.”Though the commission claims the cost would be about $10 annually per watercraft, Hughes and others still have great concerns, especially for those who own many watercraft.“Even at a nominal cost, the fees could add up to hundreds of dollars annually for moms and dads who have kayaks or paddle boards for each member of their family,” she said. “Not to mention the burden on small businesses such as summer camps, rental companies and campgrounds.”Thus far, the commission’s proposal hasn’t gained any momentum, as no legislators have pursued the matter with legislation.### Categories: Hughes News 12Apr Hughes says proposed registration fees for kayaks, canoes will sink