S.B. No. 1344
  relating to an alcohol awareness component of the health curriculum
  used in public schools.
         SECTION 1.  This Act shall be known as the Carson Starkey
  Alcohol Awareness and Education Act.
         SECTION 2.  Section 28.002, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (r) to read as follows:
         (r)  In adopting the essential knowledge and skills for the
  health curriculum under Subsection (a)(2)(B), the State Board of
  Education shall adopt essential knowledge and skills that address
  the dangers, causes, consequences, signs, symptoms, and treatment
  of binge drinking and alcohol poisoning. The agency shall compile a
  list of evidence-based alcohol awareness programs from which a
  school district shall choose a program to use in the district's
  middle school, junior high school, and high school health
  curriculum. In this subsection, "evidence-based alcohol awareness
  program" means a program, practice, or strategy that has been
  proven to effectively prevent or delay alcohol use among students,
  as determined by evaluations that use valid and reliable measures
  and that are published in peer-reviewed journals.
         SECTION 3.  This Act applies beginning with the 2009-2010
  school year.
         SECTION 4.  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, 2009.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1344 passed the Senate on
  April 30, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1344 passed the House on
  May 26, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, three
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House