The Legislature’s budget committee approved changes sought by Gov. Scott Walker after Republicans in the Senate and Assembly approved less restrictive plans. None of the committee’s Democrats supported the bill, saying it was ill conceived and confusing.
Under the bill, applicants would have to pay the state Department of Justice as much as $37 plus another $13 for a background check to obtain a permit. They also would have to provide proof of firearms training, such as completing a safety course or participating in a shooting contest.
Source: Todd Richmond for the Associated Press.