Full Text of HB4729 102nd General Assembly
HB4729eng 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 2310-542 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2310/2310-542 new)
Safe gun storage public awareness campaign.
(a) Subject to appropriation, the Department shall develop
and implement a comprehensive 2-year statewide safe gun
storage public awareness campaign. The campaign shall include
(1) Sustained and focused messaging over the course of
the 2-year campaign period.
(2) Messages paired with information about enforcement
or incentives for safe gun storage.
(3) Geographic and cultural considerations.
(b) The campaign shall be divided into the following 3
(1) A statewide messaging strategy that shall develop
research-based, culturally appropriate messaging for
awareness of gun safety, reducing access to lethal means,
and encouraging safe storage. The campaign shall include
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formats such as paid advertising on Chicago Transit
Authority trains, bus stops, billboards, digital or social
media campaigns, radio, and other public education and
(2) A gun lock and gun safe distribution campaign and
gun buy-back programs. This phase shall require the
(A) Developing a focused strategy to distribute,
through community-based organizations, gun locks and
gun safes in areas most affected by gun violence.
(B) Pairing gun lock distribution with brief
counseling or education sessions, which has been shown
to significantly increase safe storage practices.
(C) Developing an education and training program
on safe storage counseling and screening for health
care professionals, including pediatric primary care
and emergency room departments.
(D) Developing education and training on the
Firearms Restraining Order Act for practitioners, law
enforcement, and the general public.
(E) Focusing on suicide prevention, youth or young
adult survivors of gun violence, and families at risk
due to domestic violence.
(F) Incorporating gun buy-back opportunities in
partnership with law enforcement, community-based
organizations, and other local stakeholders.
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(3) A comprehensive evaluation to measure changes in
gun safety behaviors and the overall impact and
effectiveness of the campaign to promote safety. Metrics
to be measured include, but are not limited to, the
(A) Changes in parent behavior and perception.
(B) Media campaign metrics and digital analytics.
(C) The number of people reached through each
(D) The number of gun locks and gun safes
(E) Changes in intentional and unintentional
(c) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2026.