By Madden H.B. No. 3519
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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to parental notification and consent before children are
1-3 put into experimental programs.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 26.009(a), Education Code, is amended to
1-6 read as follows:
1-7 Section 26.009. CONSENT REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN ACTIVITIES.
1-8 (a) An employee of a school district must obtain the written
1-9 consent of a child's parent before the employee may:
1-10 (1) conduct a psychological examination, test, or
1-11 treatment, unless the examination, test, or treatment is required
1-12 under Section 38.004 or state or federal law regarding requirements
1-13 for special education; [
1-14 (2) require the child to take part in a pilot or
1-15 experimental program or curriculum; or
1-16 (3) make or authorize the making of a videotape of a
1-17 child or record or authorize the recording of a child's voice.
1-18 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-19 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
1-20 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-21 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-1 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-2 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.