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Boondoggle looking for a place to happen

By A. M. Johnson

July 03, 2019
Wednesday PM

Regarding the upcoming LIO Ortiz Ketchikan meeting, I will not be attending, however were the chance to give Representative Ortiz a piece of my mind on a particular matter it would be:   Title registration of boats over 24 feet.  This legislation is a SNAFU big time. What a mess this will be.

Having to register in person at the DMV office, not on line, required paperwork on boats owned for years without any formal information on the transaction or worst, lost paper work never thinking of this worthless goal legislation would be approved. The worthless intent alone should have told legislators that it will be a nightmare effort to police. More it appears to be a avenue for revenue over the stated intent of its being.

I would ask Representative Ortiz to review this process from the position of being a boat owner and having to fulfill the obligated format. This is a boondoggle looking for a place to happen and it has. Most ill=reverent move and should take the booby prize for "Stupid"/ That it passed speaks wonders to the level of common sense within the legislature . Tell me Representative Ortiz, you didn't sign off by voting 'Ya" on this piece of unnecessary  legislation.

This is what I would have stated given the chance.


Ketchikan, Alaska


Rep. Dan Ortiz will be holding an informal constituent teleconference on Monday, July 8 from 5:00pm-6:00pm at the Legislative Information Office, 1900 First Ave, Suite 310. 

This is an informal meeting for members of the community to discuss issues or concerns with their local legislator. 

If you cannot attend in person, call 225-9675 for the phone number to attend telephonically. 



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The text of this letter was slightly edited by the SitNews Editor.


Received July 02, 2019 - Published July 03, 2019

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