Bill to raise Westchester license fees

A home rule bill has been introduced allowing Westchester to set it’s own fees for firearms licenses.

A-7939/S-6659, Provides that the legislative body of the county of Westchester shall fix the fee to be charged for a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver and provide for the disposition of such fees.

Justification statement:

Westchester County has requested the ability to set these terms at the county level consistent with the treatment given in state law to Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

That means a few hundred dollars at least.