Update January 15, 2021: Due to the current crack down on conservative websites by 'big tech' we have removed all Google Adsense ads from this site. If you would like to help us offset this loss of income please click here to donate.

toggle menu

Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB3799

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

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

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/3799/all-info

Companion Bill: SB2236

Sponsors

Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

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)

History
Chamber Date Action
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
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Oct 24 2015 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 - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

Discuss this bill and other firearm related topics in our brand new discussion forum

Comments On This Bill

We want you to speak your mind but please keep your comments 'family friendly'.