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Preemption Clean-Up Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk in Nebraska!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Please Stand Up and Make Your Voice Heard!

LB 817, a preemption clean-up bill, was passed unanimously yesterday on its final reading.  The bill proceeds to Governor Dave Heineman’s (R) desk for his consideration.

LB 817 would specifically prohibit cities, counties, and any other municipalities from passing any sort of ordinance relating to registration of handguns for concealed carry permit holders.  The underlying bill for LB 817 was authored by State Senator Kent Rogert (16) and prioritized by State Senator Tony Fulton (29).  The amendment to adopt the language specifically prohibiting registration was offered by State Senator Mark Christensen (44).

Approval of this legislation was followed by Attorney General John Bruning’s (R) recent opinion stating that the city of Omaha was violating state laws.  During the 2009 legislative session, the legislature passed
LB 430, which gives the state the sole authority to regulate statewide conceal carry laws. City officials of Omaha refused to acknowledge that this would also apply to the draconian handgun registration requirement and have continued to enforce the ordinance in violation of state law. 

Please contact Governor Heineman TODAY and respectfully urge him to sign LB817.  Also, please contact the members of the legislature and thank them for their hard work and support for this important legislation.  The Governor can be reached by phone at
(402) 471-2244 or click here to send email.  To contact your Senator, please click here.

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