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S. 59 (115th): 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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Sponsor and status

Michael Crapo

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Idaho. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 9, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Jan 9, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 9, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Strange works to eliminate outdated federal law with Hearing Protection Act
    — Sen. Luther Strange [R-AL, 2017-2017] (Co-sponsor) on May 12, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Vows to Stop Congressional Effort Currently Underway to Make It Easier For Criminals to Obtain Gun Silencers
    — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] on Mar 13, 2017

Meet the Members of Congress Who Play Video Games
    — Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52] on May 15, 2018

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Jan 9, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 59 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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