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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Firearm Violence Prevention and Reduction Study Act.
6    Section 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds that
7firearm violence is a serious public health problem in the
8United States that impacts the health and safety of Americans.
9Important gaps remain in our knowledge about the problem and
10ways to prevent it. Addressing these gaps is an important step
11toward keeping individuals, families, schools, and communities
12safe from firearm violence and its consequences.
13    Section 10. Study. The Department of Public Health shall
14conduct a study on methods to prevent and reduce firearm
15violence in Illinois. The study shall:
16        (1) research systems to inform the development of
17    innovative and promising opportunities to enhance safety
18    and prevent firearm-related injuries, deaths, and crime;
19    and
20        (2) research systems to rigorously evaluate the
21    effectiveness of innovative and promising strategies to
22    keep individuals, families, schools, and communities safe



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1    from firearm-related injuries, deaths, and crime.
2    Section 15. Reports. The Department of Public Health must
3file a yearly report of the study's findings with the General
4Assembly on or before December 31, 2022 and on or before
5December 31 of each year thereafter through December 31, 2031.
6    Section 20. Funding. Subject to appropriation, the study
7is to be provided sufficient funding in the amount of $150,000
8per year.
9    Section 25. Rules; implementation and administration. The
10Department of Public Health may adopt rules necessary for the
11implementation and administration of this Act.
12    Section 30. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1,
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.