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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB3139

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Legislation Overview

Title: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Federal preemption: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement officers: Licensing and registrations: Sales and excise taxes: State and local taxation

Description: Hearing Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code: (1) to remove silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA), and (2) to specify that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the federal criminal code meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA. Additionally, the bill amends the federal criminal code: to preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers, to exclude a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation, to eliminate mandatory minimum prison terms for a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense in which a defendant uses or carries a firearm equipped with a silencer, and to permit active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: July 24, 2017

Link: NA

Sponsors

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22 sponsors: Steve King (R); Jim Banks (R); Trent Franks (R); Thomas Massie (R); Ken Buck (R); Louie Gohmert (R); Scott DesJarlais (R); Pete Olson (R); Dave Brat (R); Paul Gosar (R); Jody Hice (R); Brian Babin (R); Ralph Norman (R); Ted Yoho (R); Mo Brooks (R); Dan Newhouse (R); Robert Aderholt (R); Raul Labrador (R); Doug Lamborn (R); Todd Rokita (R); Jason Smith (R); Doug LaMalfa (R);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (22 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Jul 24, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Jun 29, 2017 Introduced in House
House Jun 29, 2017 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House Jun 29, 2017 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jul 14 2017 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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