Article V of the State Appropriations Act tasked the Texas Department of Public Safety with creating a Statewide Safe Gun Storage Campaign. A project team has been formed and the deadline for the Request for Information (RFI) was October 21. The Education Training and Research (ETR) Division is in the process of completing the Statement of Work (SOW). The SOW defines project-specific activities, deliverables and timelines for a vendor providing services. Please see refer to the time below:
Until such a branded campaign is created, the Texas Department of Public Safety has provided links to the following resources:
Full language regarding the Statewide Safe Gun Storage Campaign can be found on page V-57 of H.B. No. 1 General Appropriations Act, Eighty-Sixth Legislature (PDF), as well as below:
Statewide Safe Gun Storage Campaign. Included in the amounts appropriated above in Strategy G.1.1, Headquarters Administration, is $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2021 in General Revenue to establish and promote a statewide safe gun storage campaign.
The public awareness campaign shall begin no later than September 1, 2020. The public awareness campaign may include online materials, printed materials, public service announcements, or other advertising media. The public awareness campaign may not convey a message that it is unlawful under state law to keep or store a firearm that is loaded or that is readily accessible for self-defense.