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Bill would ban county fees on Burning Man

The bill designed to move the annual Burning Man festival outside of Pershing County’s control passed the Assembly Tuesday on a party line vote. Assemblyman David Bobzien, D-Reno, authored Assembly Bill 374 to prohibit a county from regulating, licensing or permitting events on federal land if the federal government has already issued a license or permit for the event. He said it was introduced after Pershing County tripled the law enforcement fees they were charging the festival to $375,000 in 2012 and announced that those fees would again rise to some $600,000 for the 2013 festival. Bobzien said the legislation …

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