88R3667 BPG-D
  By: Moody H.C.R. No. 5
         WHEREAS, The Lone Star State has borne sorrowful witness to
  some of the nation's worst mass shootings; and
         WHEREAS, In August 1966, a sniper killed 15 people on The
  University of Texas at Austin campus; the unprecedented carnage
  shocked the nation, and the Associated Press and United Press
  International ranked it as the second most important story of the
  year, after the Vietnam War; and
         WHEREAS, Tragically, mass shootings have become almost
  commonplace; over the past decade, dozens of Texans have been
  killed in such massacres, including the May 2022 attack at Robb
  Elementary School in Uvalde, which left 19 children and 2 adults
  dead; and
         WHEREAS, In 2019, two mass shootings occurred back-to-back in
  the month of August; the slaughter at an El Paso Walmart claimed 23
  lives, followed by a murderous spree across Midland-Odessa that
  took seven more; and
         WHEREAS, Santa Fe High School lost eight students and two
  teachers in a 2018 shooting; the year before, a gunman opened fire
  at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, slaying 25
  worshippers; and
         WHEREAS, The victims of these savage attacks deserve to be
  remembered; under Chapter 443, Government Code, and rules of the
  State Preservation Board, a portion of the north Capitol grounds is
  available for new monuments, subject to legislative approval,
  specified procedural requirements, the provision of funding from
  private donors, conformity to certain size and design limitations
  and parameters, and completion on a timely basis; and
         WHEREAS, A memorial on the Capitol grounds would provide a
  communal place for Texans to honor the innocent lives cut short by
  mass gun violence, and many citizens stand ready to donate funds for
  such a project; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 88th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby authorize the State Preservation Board, subject to state law
  and rules of the board, to approve and permit the construction of a
  monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the
  historic Capitol grounds, honoring victims of mass shootings; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That the Texas secretary of state forward an
  official copy of this resolution to the executive director of the
  State Preservation Board.