Test Drive Our New Site! We have some improvements in the works that we're excited for you to experience. Click here to try our new, faster, mobile friendly beta site. We will be maintaining our current version of the site thru the end of 2024, so you can switch back as our improvements continue.
Legislation Quick Search
05/22/2024 08:23 PM
Pennsylvania State Senate
Home / Senate Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

Senate Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

Subscribe to PaLegis Notifications

Subscribe to receive notifications of new Co-Sponsorship Memos circulated

By Member | By Date | Keyword Search

Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 11, 2019 02:39 PM
From: Senator Scott E. Hutchinson
To: All Senate members
Subject: Firearm Safe Sales Tax Exemption
In the near future, I plan to re-introduce legislation that provides for a sales tax exemption on the purchase of firearm safes and vaults.

Gun safety is an important issue to all of us. The task of responsibly and safely owning and using a firearm does not stop at the local gun shop or shooting range. This job also extends to the home. With a third of American households having a gun, safely storing firearms at home is a crucial part of the gun safety picture.

By exempting gun safes and vaults from sales tax, this legislation would incentivize the purchase of these very important items by making them more affordable for the citizens of Pennsylvania. This bill would not only make gun safes and vaults cheaper, it would also make Pennsylvania’s homes safer.

This legislation was Senate Bill 37 of last session. I hope that you would please join me in sponsoring this critical legislation. If you have any questions regarding this legislation please contact Nathan Akers in my office at 787-9684 or nakers@pasen.gov.

Introduced as SB103