The cost of marriage in Nebraska

By: KLKN Newsroom

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) A bill to increase the cost of marriage license fees in Nebraska is moving slowly toward a final vote in the Legislature.

Lawmakers gave the measure second-round approval on Thursday after reaching a compromise in a dispute over how much counties can charge for certified copies.

The measure would raise the county fee for marriage licenses from $15 to $25. Certified copies would rise in cost from $5 to $9.

The original bill would have raised the cost of certified copies to $16, but that amount triggered opposition from some lawmakers. Opponents argued those costs add up because married couples are sometimes required to purchase multiple certified copies.