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PA Bill Number: HR620

Title: Directing the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study regarding identifying and evaluating all categories of individuals in this ...

Description: Directing the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study regarding identifying and evaluating all categories of individuals in this ... ...

Last Action: Reported as committed

Last Action Date: Dec 9, 2019

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Proposed Federal Senate Legislation SB202

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This legislation would legalize Silencers/Suppressors and remove current oppressive regulation of these important hearing protection devices.

Legislation Overview

Title: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Federal preemption: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement officers: Licensing and registrations: Sales and excise taxes: State and local taxation

Description: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act This bill modifies the treatment of silencers under federal statutes governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Specifically, it removes silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation (i.e., registration and licensing requirements) under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Additionally, it excludes a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation (e.g., background check requirements) under the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). Finally, the bill does the following: preempts state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers, specifies that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the GCA meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA, eliminates mandatory minimum prison terms for a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense in which a defendant uses or carries a firearm equipped with a silencer or muffler, and permits active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.

Session: 116th Congress

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

Last Action Date: January 24, 2019

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/202/all-info

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6 sponsors: Mike Lee (R); Mike Crapo (R); James Risch (R); John Cornyn (R); Ted Cruz (R); Rand Paul (R)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Jan 24 2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 5 2019 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Finance

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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