Please Contact members of the Senate Education and Health Committee!
On Monday, March 1, the Senate Education and Health Subcommittee on Public Education voted 3 to 2 in favor of reporting House Bill 1217 to the full Senate Education and Health Committee.
House Bill 1217, sponsored by Delegate Lynwood Lewis (D-100), would allow local school boards to offer firearm safety education programs in the elementary grades. To assist local school boards opting to provide such instruction, the Board of Education must establish a standardized program of firearm safety education for students in the elementary school grades to promote the protection and safety of children. The bill requires that the program objectives incorporate, among other principles of firearm safety, accident prevention and the rules of the NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program. Local school boards offering the program must comply with Board curriculum guidelines and integrate the instruction in appropriate subject areas, if feasible, to ensure that every elementary school student receives instruction in firearm safety education.
Please contact the members of the Senate Education and Health Committee and respectfully urge them to support HB1217. Contact information can be found below.
State Senator Harry B. Blevins (R-14)- Chairman
State Senator John C. Miller (D-1)
State Senator Mamie E. Locke (D-2)
State Senator Frank Ruff (R-15)
State Senator Janet D. Howell (D-32)