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  86R19700 ADM-D
 
  By: Howard, Goodwin, Miller, et al. H.B. No. 316
 
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 316:
 
  By:  Goodwin C.S.H.B. No. 316
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a public awareness campaign on firearm safety and
  suicide prevention.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 411.210 to read as follows:
         Sec. 411.210.  FIREARM SAFETY AND SUICIDE PREVENTION PUBLIC
  AWARENESS CAMPAIGN. (a) The department, in conjunction with the
  Department of State Health Services, the Parks and Wildlife
  Department, and other appropriate agencies, shall develop and
  implement a public awareness campaign designed to encourage firearm
  safety and to improve public awareness on the topics of:
               (1)  prevention of firearm accidents involving
  children;
               (2)  suicide prevention; and
               (3)  the safe handling and storage of firearms.
         (b)  In implementing the campaign, the department may engage
  in online advocacy, issue public service announcements, and
  distribute materials that cover the topics described by Subsection
  (a). The department may publish its own materials on those topics
  or may distribute materials published by firearm safety education
  programs that seek to encourage firearm owners to embrace the
  importance of firearm storage.
         (c)  The department may pay the costs of the campaign and its
  administration from:
               (1)  gifts, grants, or donations;
               (2)  matching funds; and
               (3)  other funds made available for that purpose,
  including available department revenue.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.