Amend CSSB 703 (senate committee printing) by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTION to the bill and renumbering subsequent SECTIONS of the bill accordingly:
SECTION ____.  Chapter 12, Agriculture Code, is amended by adding Section 12.051 to read as follows:
Sec. 12.051.  FARMER MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM. (a) The department shall establish a farmer mental health and suicide prevention program to raise awareness among farmers of issues relating to mental health and suicide prevention.
(b)  As part of the program, the department shall:
(1)  promote suicide prevention among farmers through a public awareness campaign;
(2)  provide a toll-free telephone hotline for farmer mental health assistance;
(3)  develop a mental wellness plan for farmers affected by a disaster; and
(4)  coordinate suicide prevention activities with other state agencies, including the Department of State Health Services.