Inner tubes are going to look funny shoved up their a**

ILLINOIS: If it floats, it’s taxed

Look up “death spiral” in the dictionary and there’s a picture of Chicago’s skyline.

It now costs $6 to kayak, canoe or tube in Illinois

As of July 1, non-motorized watercraft, such as canoes, kayaks, even inner tubes, are required to have a valid “Water Usage Stamp” to float on Illinois lakes, streams and rivers.

State vendors, any business which offers hunting and fishing licenses, will sell the $6 stamp — also referred to as a “Paddle Pass” — plus a 50 cent service fee. Failure to buy one can result in a $120 fine, but it won’t be imposed right away. Owners buying stamps for more than three boats at the same time will only be charged $3 for the fourth and subsequent stamps.

The new fee is part of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources sustainability bill, which also included the $2 annual auto license plate fee hike added to help restore $18 to $20 million per year of the $50 million per year the agency had lost to recent state budget cuts.

The requirement is new for inner tube floaters, but for other non-powered watercraft like row boats and kayaks, this stamp replaces the need to apply for titles and registration in the state. The fee and sticker also are mandatory for out-of-state floating watercraft.

Not having a stamp could result in a $120 fine.

Chicago, meet Detroit. Detroit, Chicago.

What’s wrong with this sentence? “Water Usage Stamp” to float on Illinois lakes, streams and rivers.

A permit to “FLOAT?”.  What’s next, a toll gate at every intersection, on the sidewalk, for walking, $100 fine for farting without a environmental impact statement?

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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2 Responses to Inner tubes are going to look funny shoved up their a**

  1. Anonymous says:

    Where do you get this stuff??? The jumping kids looked fairly well adjusted.
    All the best
    SF
    D

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