Title: Hearing Protection Act of 2015
Subject: Federal preemption: Firearms and explosives: Licensing and registrations: Sales and excise taxes: State and local taxation: Taxation
Description: Hearing Protection Act of 2015 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 tax on a silencer after October 22, 2015 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: 114th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: November 23, 2015
Companion Bill: SB2236
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83 sponsors: Matt Salmon (R); Frank Guinta (R); John Carter (R); Mike Kelly (R); Chris Collins (R); Glenn Thompson (R); Tim Huelskamp (R); Trent Franks (R); Mia Love (R); Doug LaMalfa (R); Chris Stewart (R); Scott DesJarlais (R); Bruce Westerman (R); Jeff Duncan (R); Ralph Abraham (D); David Schweikert (R); Ken Buck (R); Thomas Massie (R); Reid Ribble (R); Kenny Marchant (R); Ryan Zinke (R); Kevin Cramer (R); Steve Womack (R); Dan Newhouse (R); Eric Crawford (R); Lamar Smith (R); Glenn Grothman (R); Jeff Miller (R); Earl Carter (R); Paul Gosar (R); Kevin Yoder (R); Jason Smith (R); Richard Hudson (R); Alexander Mooney (R); Andy Harris (R); Austin Scott (R); Jeb Hensarling (R); Peter DeFazio (D); Tom Graves (R); Mike D. Rogers (R); Jody Hice (R); Brian Babin (R); Todd Rokita (R); Pete Sessions (R); Roger Williams (R); Tom Emmer (R); Raul Labrador (R); Renee Ellmers (R); Jason Chaffetz (R); Blake Farenthold (R); Charles Fleischmann (R); Mike Pompeo (R); John Ratcliffe (R); Bill Shuster (R); Lynn Jenkins (R); Luke Messer (R); Dave Brat (R); David Young (R); Steve King (R); Brad Wenstrup (R); Robert Wittman (R); Mark Meadows (R); Doug Lamborn (R); Randy Weber (R); Louie Gohmert (R); Mick Mulvaney (R); Gary Palmer (R); Pete Olson (R); Gene Green (D); Tim Walberg (R); Sam Johnson (R); Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R); Morgan Griffith (R); Jim Jordan (R); Charles Boustany (R); John Fleming (R); Steve Russell (R); Mo Brooks (R); Ron DeSantis (R); Harold Rogers (R); Rob Bishop (R); Adrian Smith (R); Evan Jenkins (R);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 19% (83 of 435)
|House||Nov 23, 2015||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Oct 22, 2015||Introduced in House|
|House||Oct 22, 2015||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||Oct 22, 2015||Referred to House Ways and Means|
|House||Oct 22, 2015||Referred to House Judiciary|
|Introduced||Oct 24 2015||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations
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