S.B. No. 8
  relating to random testing of certain high school students for
  steroid use and training of certain public school employees
  regarding steroid use.
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Section 33.091, Education Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         SECTION 2.  Section 33.091, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsections (b) and (h) and adding Subsections (c-1), (d),
  (e), and (f) to read as follows:
         (b)  The league shall adopt rules prohibiting a student from
  participating in an athletic competition sponsored or sanctioned by
  the league unless:
               (1)  the student agrees not to use steroids and, if the
  student is enrolled in high school, the student submits to random
  testing for the presence of illegal steroids in the student's body,
  in accordance with the program established under Subsection (d);
               (2)  the league obtains from the student's parent a
  statement signed by the parent and acknowledging that:
                     (A)  the parent's child, if enrolled in high
  school, may be subject to random steroid testing;
                     (B)  state law prohibits possessing, dispensing,
  delivering, or administering a steroid in a manner not allowed by
  state law;
                     (C) [(B)]  state law provides that bodybuilding,
  muscle enhancement, or the increase of muscle bulk or strength
  through the use of a steroid by a person who is in good health is not
  a valid medical purpose;
                     (D) [(C)]  only a licensed practitioner with
  prescriptive authority [medical doctor] may prescribe a steroid for
  a person; and
                     (E) [(D)]  a violation of state law concerning
  steroids is a criminal offense punishable by confinement in jail or
  imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
         (c-1)  A school district shall require that each district
  employee who serves as an athletic coach at or above the seventh
  grade level for an extracurricular athletic activity sponsored or
  sanctioned by the league complete:
               (1)  the educational program developed by the league
  under Subsection (c); or
               (2)  a comparable program developed by the district or
  a private entity with relevant expertise.
         (d)  The league shall adopt rules for the annual
  administration of a steroid testing program under which high school
  students participating in an athletic competition sponsored or
  sanctioned by the league are tested at multiple times throughout
  the year for the presence of steroids in the students' bodies. The
  testing program must:
               (1)  require the random testing of a statistically
  significant number of high school students in this state who
  participate in athletic competitions sponsored or sanctioned by the
               (2)  provide for the selection of specific students
  described by Subdivision (1) for testing through a process that
  randomly selects students from a single pool consisting of all
  students who participate in any activity for which the league
  sponsors or sanctions athletic competitions;
               (3)  be administered at approximately 30 percent of the
  high schools in this state that participate in athletic
  competitions sponsored or sanctioned by the league;
               (4)  provide for a process for confirming any initial
  positive test result through a subsequent test conducted as soon as
  practicable after the initial test, using a sample that was
  obtained at the same time as the sample used for the initial test;
               (5)  require the testing to be performed only by an
  anabolic steroid testing laboratory with a current certification
  from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the
  World Anti-Doping Agency, or another appropriate national or
  international certifying organization; and
               (6)  provide for a period of ineligibility from
  participation in an athletic competition sponsored or sanctioned by
  the league for any student with a confirmed positive test result or
  any student who refuses to submit to random testing.
         (e)  Results of a steroid test conducted under Subsection (d)
  are confidential and, unless required by court order, may be
  disclosed only to the student and the student's parent and the
  activity directors, principal, and assistant principals of the
  school attended by the student.
         (f)  From funds already appropriated, the agency shall pay
  the costs of the steroid testing program established under
  Subsection (d).
         (h)  Subsection (b)(1) does not apply to the use by a student
  of a steroid that is dispensed, prescribed, delivered, and
  administered by a medical practitioner for a valid medical purpose
  and in the course of professional practice, and a student is not
  subject to a period of ineligibility under Subsection (d)(6) on the
  basis of that steroid use.
         SECTION 3.  The University Interscholastic League shall
  conduct a study of potential mechanisms for future funding of the
  steroid testing program required by Section 33.091, Education Code,
  as amended by this Act. Not later than December 1, 2008, the league
  shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations for
  future funding of the program to the legislature.
         SECTION 4.  This Act applies beginning with the 2007-2008
  school year.
         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, 2007.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 8 passed the Senate on
  April 10, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 27, Nays 3;
  May 24, 2007, Senate refused to concur in House amendments and
  requested appointment of Conference Committee; May 25, 2007, House
  granted request of the Senate; May 27, 2007, Senate adopted
  Conference Committee Report by the following vote:  Yeas 27,
  Nays 3.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 8 passed the House, with
  amendments, on May 23, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 139,
  Nays 6, two present not voting; May 25, 2007, House granted request
  of the Senate for appointment of Conference Committee;
  May 28, 2007, House adopted Conference Committee Report by the
  following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 4, two present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House