Title: Hearing Protection Act of 2017
Subject: Taxation: Federal preemption: Firearms and explosives: Licensing and registrations: Sales and excise taxes: State and local taxation
Description: Hearing Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) eliminate the $200 transfer tax on firearm silencers, and (2) treat any person who acquires or possesses a firearm silencer as meeting any registration or licensing requirements of the National Firearms Act with respect to such silencer. Any person who pays a transfer tax on a silencer after January 9, 2017, may receive a refund of such tax. The bill amends the federal criminal code to preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers.
Session: 115th Congress
Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Last Action Date: January 9, 2017
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12 sponsors: Mike Crapo (R); Jerry Moran (R); Rand Paul (R); John Cornyn (R); James Risch (R); Deb Fischer (R); Roger Wicker (R); Mike Rounds (R); Bill Cassidy (R); Pat Roberts (R); John Kennedy (R); Steve Daines (R);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (12 of 435)
|Senate||Jan 9, 2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.|
|Introduced||Jan 23 2017||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Finance
There have not been any votes on this bill
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