H.B. No. 897
  relating to instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in
  secondary education curriculum.
         SECTION 1.  This Act may be cited as the Edmund Kuempel Act.
         SECTION 2.  Section 28.0023, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsections (b) and (c) and adding Subsections (d), (e),
  (f), and (g) to read as follows:
         (b)  The State Board of Education by rule shall require
  [include elements relating to] instruction in cardiopulmonary
  resuscitation for students in grades 7 through 12 [and the use of an
  automated external defibrillator as part of the essential knowledge
  and skills of the health curriculum under Section 28.002(a)(2)(B)].
         (c)  A school district or open-enrollment charter [This
  subsection applies only to a private school that receives an
  automated external defibrillator from the agency or receives
  funding from the agency to purchase or lease an automated external
  defibrillator.   A private] school shall provide instruction to
  students in grades 7 through 12 in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  [and the use of an automated external defibrillator] in a manner
  consistent with the requirements of this section and State Board of
  Education rules adopted under this section.  The instruction may be
  provided as a part of any course. A student shall receive the
  instruction at least once before graduation.
         (d)  A school administrator may waive the curriculum
  requirement under this section for an eligible student who has a
         (e)  Cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction must include
  training that has been developed:
               (1)  by the American Heart Association or the American
  Red Cross; or
               (2)  using nationally recognized, evidence-based
  guidelines for emergency cardiovascular care and incorporating
  psychomotor skills to support the instruction.
         (f)  For purposes of Subsection (e), "psychomotor skills"
  means hands-on practice to support cognitive learning.  The term
  does not include cognitive-only instruction and training.
         (g)  A school district or open-enrollment charter school may
  use emergency medical technicians, paramedics, police officers,
  firefighters, representatives of the American Heart Association or
  the American Red Cross, teachers, other school employees, or other
  similarly qualified individuals to provide instruction and
  training under this section.  Instruction provided under this
  section is not required to result in certification in
  cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  If instruction is intended to
  result in certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the
  course instructor must be authorized to provide the instruction by
  the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or a
  similar nationally recognized association.
         SECTION 3.  Section 28.0023(a), Education Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 4.  This Act applies beginning with the 2014-2015
  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, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 897 was passed by the House on April
  26, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 128, Nays 7, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 897 on May 22, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 121, Nays 26,
  2 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 897 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 20, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 28, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________