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Utah Legislature Advances Bill To Increase Gun Permit Fees
  Posted September 22nd, 2017 11:17 am

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The Utah Legislature's Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee gave approval this week to a measure that would drive up renewal costs for concealed firearms permits and background checks.

Under the 25-page proposal, which adjusts a wide variety of public safety fees, the renewal fees for CFP permits would move from $15 to $24.75 for in-state residents, the same price as a new applicant. In addition, the $7.50 Brady fee assessed on firearms transfers would jump to $10.

State Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, said the increase has been three years in the making and current revenue is not sufficient to cover program costs.

"I would really like to get this bill passed so that we can recover the tax dollars that are currently subsidizing what should be covered by fees," Thatcher told the committee Wednesday.

Utah has seen a staggering increase in the numbers of CFPs in circulation in the past decade. Statistics by the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification show in 2006 there were 13,139 applications, whereas in 2016 there were 95,093.

http://www.guns.com/2017/09/22/utah-lawmakers-advance-fee-hikes-on-gun-permits-background-checks/

Utah Legislature Advances Bill To Increase Gun Permit Fees