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HB21-1299

Office Of Gun Violence Prevention

Concerning establishing an office of gun violence prevention, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Public Health
Bill Summary

The bill establishes the office of gun violence prevention (office) within the department of public health and environment to coordinate and promote effective efforts to reduce gun violence. The office is required to conduct public awareness campaigns to educate the general public about state and federal laws and existing resources relating to gun violence prevention. Subject to available money, the office may establish and administer a grant program to award grants to organizations to conduct community-based gun violence intervention initiatives that are primarily focused on interrupting cycles of gun violence, trauma, and retaliation that are evidence-informed and have demonstrated promise at reducing gun violence without contributing to mass incarceration.

The office is required to create and maintain a resource bank as a repository for data, research, and statistical information regarding gun violence in Colorado. The office must collaborate with researchers to improve data collection in Colorado and use existing available research to enhance evidence-based gun violence prevention tools and resources available to Colorado communities.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
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  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/19/2021 Signed Act PDF
    06/16/2021 Final Act PDF
    06/01/2021 Rerevised PDF
    05/28/2021 Revised PDF
    05/17/2021 Reengrossed PDF
    05/14/2021 Engrossed PDF
    04/29/2021 Introduced PDF
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