Austin (KXAN) — Texas legislator submitted a bill To increase safety on TV and movie sets when handling firearms in the wake of the Rust set shooting.
involuntary manslaughter It came down this week for Alec Baldwin and weapons expert Hannah Gutierrez Reid. Hutchins died as a result.
Submitted by Texas Congressman Cheryl Cole Texas House Bill 1471 Thursday, in connection with eligibility requirements for video projects involving firearms.
“What happened more than a year ago with The Last, a movie set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was an unimaginable tragedy that cost Halina Hutchins her life,” Cole said in a statement. “As time went on, it became clear that there were many avoidable missteps that happened for this to happen, and it became important to prevent this from happening in Texas.”
According to the text of the bill, HB 1471 would require that anyone working with firearms on a film or television production set complete a hunter education course or equivalent firearms education program.
According to the release, HB 1471 requires anyone working with firearms on a film or television production set to complete a Hunter Education course or obtain a current course completion certificate.
This applies to all film/TV productions receiving tax relief through the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program (TMIIIP).
Gun safety has been a hot topic for years, increased discussion Since the incident on set, it has continued to be amplified in the wake of the tragic mass shooting Robb elementary school shooting At Uvalde last May.
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