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  82R2204 EAH-D
 
  By: Nelson S.B. No. 186
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to health and physical education credits required for high
  school graduation.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 28.025(b-1), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b-1)  The State Board of Education by rule shall require
  that:
               (1)  except as provided by Subsection (b-2), the
  curriculum requirements for the recommended and advanced high
  school programs under Subsection (a) include a requirement that
  students successfully complete:
                     (A)  four credits in each subject of the
  foundation curriculum under Section 28.002(a)(1), including at
  least one-half credit in government and at least one-half credit in
  economics to meet the social studies requirement;
                     (B)  for the recommended high school program, two
  credits in the same language in a language other than English under
  Section 28.002(a)(2)(A) and, for the advanced high school program,
  three credits in the same language in a language other than English
  under Section 28.002(a)(2)(A); and
                     (C)  for the recommended high school program, five
  [six] elective credits and, for the advanced high school program,
  four [five] elective credits;
               (2)  one or more credits offered in the required
  curriculum for the recommended and advanced high school programs
  include a research writing component; and
               (3)  the curriculum requirements for the minimum,
  recommended, and advanced high school programs under Subsection (a)
  include a requirement that students successfully complete:
                     (A)  one credit in fine arts under Section
  28.002(a)(2)(D); [and]
                     (B)  one and one-half credits [one credit] in
  physical education under Section 28.002(a)(2)(C); and
                     (C)  one-half credit in health under Section
  28.002(a)(2)(B).
         SECTION 2.  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, 2011.