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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB59

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

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



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'.

19 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); Tom Cotton (R); Johnny Isakson (R); Ted Cruz (R); Luther Strange (R); Mike Lee (R); Dean Heller (R); John Boozman (R);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 19% (19 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Jan 9, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 23 2017 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Finance

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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