Federal - S 59

Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Introduced

January 9, 2017

Description

Senate version of H.R. 367

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.

Our Position

Support

Commentary

Removes surpressors from NFA requirements but treats them as a firearm for sale/transfer/possession purposes.

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 18

Latest Actions See More/Less

  • July 24, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Boozman, (R-Ark.)
  • June 27, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Heller, (R-Nev.)
  • May 23, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Lee, M. (R-Utah)
  • May 11, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Strange, (R-Ala.)
  • April 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cruz, (R-Texas)
  • April 6, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Isakson, (R-Ga.)
    (In the legislative day that began on April 4, 2017.)
  • March 29, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cotton, (R-Ark.)
  • March 6, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Daines, (R-Mont.)Kennedy, John (R-La.)Roberts, (R-Kan.)
  • March 1, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cassidy, (R-La.)
  • Feb. 8, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Rounds, (R-S.D.)
    (In the legislative day that began on Feb. 6, 2017.)
  • Feb. 7, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Fischer, (R-Neb.)Wicker, (R-Miss.)
    (In the legislative day that began on Feb. 6, 2017.)
  • Feb. 2, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Risch, (R-Idaho)
  • Jan. 23, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cornyn, (R-Texas)
  • Jan. 9, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 2

    Moran, Jerry (R-Kan.)Paul, Rand (R-Ky.)
  • Jan. 9, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Finance.Congressional Record p. S154