HB 1819

85(R) - 2017
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate State Affairs
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive


Drew Springer


Terry Canales
Giovanni Capriglione
Tony Dale
Wayne Faircloth
Mike Lang
Joe Moody


Charles Perry

Bill Caption

Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, a person commits an offense if they knowingly create, possess, transport, repair, or sell a firearm silencer that is not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record or classified as a curio or relic. HB 1819 would remove the requirement that silencers be registered in the federal record and would only require that they be handled in a way that is compliant with federal law. Violation of this provision would be considered a third degree felony.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill supports the principles of limited government, individual liberty, and personal responsibility by broadening the exclusion from offenses related to the creation, possession, transportation, repair, or sale of firearm silencers from registered silencers to any silencer handled in compliance with federal law. Because this would foster consistency in law enforcement and increase the options for manufacturers, owners, and sellers of firearm silencers, we support HB 1819.