Public Act 102-1067
HB4729 EnrolledLRB102 23682 CPF 32865 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. 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)
    Sec. 2310-542. 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
the following:
        (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
    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.
        (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
        firearm injury.
    (c) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2026.