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Utah: Committee to Consider Legislation to Raise Firearm-Related Fees Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Utah: Committee to Consider Legislation to Raise Firearm-Related Fees Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Utah Senate Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 16.  Please contact members of the committee and strongly urge them to OPPOSE the firearm fee increases in Senate Bill 16.


Senate Bill 16, sponsored by Senator Daniel Thatcher, would raise fees across the board for many permits, licenses and renewals in Utah.  The bill Includes a $20 fingerprint check assessment on new concealed firearm permit applicants, a 67% increase on CFP renewals and a 33% increase on the state background check processed while purchasing firearm.

Current fees associated with the above processes already cover, if not overfund, all of the Bureau of Criminal Identification’s necessary functions pertaining to concealed firearm permits and background checks.  These increases are only a further attempt to use law-abiding Utah gun owners to fund other BCI programs unrelated to the firearm fees. 

Your NRA has worked tirelessly over the years in Utah and other states to reign in excessive fees charged for concealed firearm permits.

Again, please contact members of the Senate Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee and strongly urge them to OPPOSE the firearm fee increases in Senate Bill 16.

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