Firearm public information exemption approved

Lawmakers gave final approval April 11 to a bill that authorizes the withholding of certain public information relating to firearms.

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Sen. Bruce Bostelman

Under current law, specific types of information may be withheld from the public unless disclosed in an open court, open administrative proceeding or meeting or disclosed by a public entity pursuant to its duties.

LB902, introduced by Brainard Sen. Bruce Bostelman, adds to those exemptions information regarding firearm registration, possession, sale or use that is obtained by a government entity for an application or permit. Such information will, however, be available to any federal, state, county or local law enforcement agency.

The bill passed 47-0.

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