79R7709 BDH-D

By:  Coleman                                                      H.B. No. 2520

relating to the development and availability of a curriculum regarding acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus infection. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter B, Chapter 81, Health and Safety Code, is amended by adding Section 81.0221 to read as follows: Sec. 81.0221. CURRICULUM REGARDING AIDS AND HIV INFECTION. (a) The department, in consultation with the Texas Education Agency, shall develop a fact-based, age-appropriate curriculum and related materials for public school students regarding acquired immune deficiency syndrome and the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus infection. (b) On request of the Texas Education Agency or a school district, the department shall provide the curriculum and related materials to a school district and, if possible, assist the district in implementing the curriculum. (c) The department shall develop the curriculum and related materials required by this section not later than August 1, 2006. This subsection expires September 1, 2006. SECTION 2. Section 28.004, Education Code, is amended by adding Subsection (l) to read as follows: (l) Subsection (e) does not apply to course materials obtained by a school district under Section 81.0221, Health and Safety Code, or instruction based on those materials. SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005.