- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Winter weather has postponed a vote on a bill to increase Nebraska’s marriage license fees.

Speaker of the Legislature Galen Hadley said Monday that this weekend’s snowstorm kept many senators from making it to the Capitol to vote on the contested bill.

Opponents have sought to prolong debate on the measure, describing it as a tax increase. Lawmakers were expected to cast a procedural vote Monday to force an end to that debate, but it wasn’t clear whether they had enough votes to do so.

The bill by Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln would increase the fee from its current $15 to $50. Campbell has said the current fee doesn’t cover processing costs for counties.

Senators moved past the bill to debate other legislation.


The bill is LB88

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