By Giddings                                            H.B. No. 858
       74R4315 ESH-D
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for public
    1-3  school students.
    1-5        SECTION 1.  Section 21.101(a), Education Code, is amended to
    1-6  read as follows:
    1-7        (a)  Each school district that offers prekindergarten through
    1-8  grade 12 shall offer a well-balanced curriculum that includes:
    1-9              (1)  English language arts;
   1-10              (2)  other languages, to the extent possible;
   1-11              (3)  mathematics;
   1-12              (4)  science;
   1-13              (5)  health, with specific instruction in the
   1-14  principles and techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
   1-15  given at least once at the seventh grade level or above;
   1-16              (6)  physical education;
   1-17              (7)  fine arts;
   1-18              (8)  social studies;
   1-19              (9)  economics, with emphasis on the free enterprise
   1-20  system and its benefits;
   1-21              (10)  business education;
   1-22              (11)  vocational education; and
   1-23              (12)  Texas and United States history as individual
   1-24  subjects and in reading courses.
    2-1        SECTION 2.  Section 21.101(a)(5), Education Code, as amended
    2-2  by this Act, applies beginning with the 1995-1996 school year.
    2-3        SECTION 3.   The importance of this legislation and the
    2-4  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
    2-5  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
    2-6  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
    2-7  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
    2-8  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
    2-9  passage, and it is so enacted.