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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB817

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Hearing Protection Act

Subject: Taxation: Federal preemption: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Licensing and registrations: Sales and excise taxes: State and local taxation

Description: Removes silencers from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also treats persons acquiring or possessing a firearm silencer as meeting any registration and licensing requirements of such Act. The Department of Justice must destroy certain records relating to the registration, transfer, or making of a silencer. The bill also revises the definition of firearm silencer and firearm muffler under the federal criminal code and includes such items in the 10% excise tax category.

Session: 116th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Action Date: March 14, 2019



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'.

18 sponsors: Mike Crapo (R); John Cornyn (R); Bill Cassidy (R); James Risch (R); John Boozman (R); Mike Rounds (R); Cindy Hyde-Smith (R); Deb Fischer (R); Jerry Moran (R); Thom Tillis (R); Dan Sullivan (R); Joni Ernst (R); James Inhofe (R); Pat Roberts (R); James Lankford (R); John Kennedy (R); Kevin Cramer (R); Kelly Loeffler (R);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 18% (18 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Mar 14, 2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 1 2019 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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