Bill Text: TX HB1068 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to including fetal development instruction as part of the health curriculum used in public schools in certain grade levels.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-02-21 - Referred to Public Education [HB1068 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB1068-Introduced.html
  85R1451 MEW-D
 
  By: Leach H.B. No. 1068
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to including fetal development instruction as part of the
  health curriculum used in public schools in certain grade levels.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 28.002, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (y) to read as follows:
         (y)  The State Board of Education shall adopt rules requiring
  students enrolled in grade levels seven and eight to receive
  instruction on fetal development as part of the essential knowledge
  and skills for the health curriculum under Subsection (a)(2)(B).
  The instruction must include:
               (1)  information on:
                     (A)  the human reproductive process, pregnancy,
  and infertility;
                     (B)  establishing healthy life skills; and
                     (C)  preventing birth defects, including
  information on the effect of drugs, alcohol, and environmental
  hazards, including lead; and
               (2)  a description of the growth and development of an
  unborn child that occur during each trimester of pregnancy.
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies beginning with the 2017-2018
  school year.
         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, 2017.
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