Sheriffs Want Counties To Set Gun Permit Fees

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Nebraska sheriffs are planning to ask for a law that would let local county commissions set the fees they can charge for gun permits, subpoenas and other services.

The sheriffs say the current fees don't cover the expenses they incur on a daily basis, forcing counties to make up the difference with their general funds. That means the services must be paid by all county taxpayers, rather than the person requesting the service.

Ogalalla Sen. Ken Schilz says he is working on a measure for the upcoming session that begins in January.

Grant County Sheriff Shawn Hebbert says giving counties the authority eliminates the "one-size-fits-all" approach that forces his rural western county to charge the same amount as heavily urban Douglas County, which has a much larger tax base.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 184622651 - wowt.com/a?a=184622651