86R4112 KJE-F
  By: González of El Paso H.B. No. 366
  relating to healthy relationships education in public schools.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 28, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 28.0043 to read as follows:
         Sec. 28.0043.  HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS EDUCATION. (a) In
  this section, "age-appropriate" means suitable to particular ages
  or age groups of children or adolescents, based on developing
  cognitive, emotional, and behavioral capacity typical for the age
  or age group.
         (b)  A school district shall provide healthy relationships
  education in accordance with this section at grade levels and in
  courses specified by the State Board of Education.
         (c)  The State Board of Education by rule shall adopt the
  essential knowledge and skills for curricula to be used by a school
  district in providing healthy relationships education under this
  section that are age-appropriate and supported by research that is
  peer-reviewed, conducted in compliance with accepted scientific
  methods, and recognized as accurate by leading professional
  organizations and agencies with relevant experience. As
  age-appropriate, the curricula must promote relationship,
  communication, and decision-making skills, including strategies
               (1)  develop healthy, age-appropriate relationships;
               (2)  develop healthy life skills, including critical
  thinking, problem solving, effective communication, and
  responsible decision making about relationships; and
               (3)  promote effective communication between
  adolescents and their parents, legal guardians, or other family
  members about relationships.
         SECTION 2.  Section 12.104(b), Education Code, as amended by
  Chapters 324 (S.B. 1488), 522 (S.B. 179), and 735 (S.B. 1153), Acts
  of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, is reenacted and
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  An open-enrollment charter school is subject to:
               (1)  a provision of this title establishing a criminal
  offense; and
               (2)  a prohibition, restriction, or requirement, as
  applicable, imposed by this title or a rule adopted under this
  title, relating to:
                     (A)  the Public Education Information Management
  System (PEIMS) to the extent necessary to monitor compliance with
  this subchapter as determined by the commissioner;
                     (B)  criminal history records under Subchapter C,
  Chapter 22;
                     (C)  reading instruments and accelerated reading
  instruction programs under Section 28.006;
                     (D)  accelerated instruction under Section
                     (E)  high school graduation requirements under
  Section 28.025;
                     (F)  special education programs under Subchapter
  A, Chapter 29;
                     (G)  bilingual education under Subchapter B,
  Chapter 29;
                     (H)  prekindergarten programs under Subchapter E
  or E-1, Chapter 29;
                     (I)  extracurricular activities under Section
                     (J)  discipline management practices or behavior
  management techniques under Section 37.0021;
                     (K)  health and safety under Chapter 38;
                     (L)  public school accountability under
  Subchapters B, C, D, F, G, and J, Chapter 39, and Chapter 39A;
                     (M)  the requirement under Section 21.006 to
  report an educator's misconduct;
                     (N)  intensive programs of instruction under
  Section 28.0213;
                     (O)  the right of a school employee to report a
  crime, as provided by Section 37.148; [and]
                     (P)  bullying prevention policies and procedures
  under Section 37.0832;
                     (Q)  the right of a school under Section 37.0052
  to place a student who has engaged in certain bullying behavior in a
  disciplinary alternative education program or to expel the student;
                     (R)  the right under Section 37.0151 to report to
  local law enforcement certain conduct constituting assault or
                     (S) [(P)]  a parent's right to information
  regarding the provision of assistance for learning difficulties to
  the parent's child as provided by Sections 26.004(b)(11) and
  26.0081(c) and (d); and
                     (T)  healthy relationships education under
  Section 28.0043.
         SECTION 3.  This Act applies beginning with the 2020-2021
  school year.
         SECTION 4.  To the extent of any conflict, this Act prevails
  over another Act of the 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019,
  relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted
         SECTION 5.  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, 2019.