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