Title: Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2021
Subject: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a firearm silencer or firearm muffler. The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, including the following: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; and importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials. In addition, the bill requires the Department of Justice to establish and implement a buy-back program to purchase firearm silencers and firearm mufflers. States and local governments may use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender firearm silencers and firearm mufflers under this buy-back program.
Session: 117th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Last Action Date: April 14, 2021
Companion Bill: SB1131
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16 sponsors: Bonnie Coleman (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Andre Carson (D); Veronica Escobar (D); Danny Davis (D); Frank Pallone (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Donald Payne (D); Henry Johnson (D); Betty McCollum (D); Joseph Neguse (D); Bobby Rush (D); Jahana Hayes (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Terri Sewell (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 4% (16 of 435)
|House||Apr 14, 2021||Introduced in House|
|House||Apr 14, 2021||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Jun 8 2021||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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