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Hearing Protection Act of 2017

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A bill to provide that silencers be treated the same as long guns.


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Date
01/09/2017Introduced in Senate

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Date
01/09/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Senate Finance01/09/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/09/2017)

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.