H.B. No. 1430
  relating to the inclusion of mental health in the public services
  endorsement on a public school diploma and in information about
  health science career pathways.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 28, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 28.02122 to read as follows:
  HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER INFORMATION. The agency shall ensure that
  any information provided to students relating to health science
  careers includes information regarding mental health professions.  
  To the extent that the public services endorsement includes
  information on health science career pathways, the information must
  include mental health careers as a possible pathway.
         SECTION 2.  Section 28.025(c-1), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (c-1)  A student may earn an endorsement on the student's
  diploma and transcript by successfully completing curriculum
  requirements for that endorsement adopted by the State Board of
  Education by rule. The State Board of Education by rule shall
  provide students with multiple options for earning each
  endorsement, including, to the greatest extent possible, coherent
  sequences of courses.  The State Board of Education by rule must
  permit a student to enroll in courses under more than one
  endorsement curriculum before the student's junior year.  An
  endorsement under this subsection may be earned in any of the
  following categories:
               (1)  science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  (STEM), which includes courses directly related to science,
  including environmental science, technology, including computer
  science, engineering, and advanced mathematics;
               (2)  business and industry, which includes courses
  directly related to database management, information technology,
  communications, accounting, finance, marketing, graphic design,
  architecture, construction, welding, logistics, automotive
  technology, agricultural science, and heating, ventilation, and
  air conditioning;
               (3)  public services, which includes courses directly
  related to health sciences and occupations, mental health,
  education and training, law enforcement, and culinary arts and
               (4)  arts and humanities, which includes courses
  directly related to political science, world languages, cultural
  studies, English literature, history, and fine arts; and
               (5)  multidisciplinary studies, which allows a student
                     (A)  select courses from the curriculum of each
  endorsement area described by Subdivisions (1) through (4); and
                     (B)  earn credits in a variety of advanced courses
  from multiple content areas sufficient to complete the
  distinguished level of achievement under the foundation high school
         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, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1430 was passed by the House on April
  23, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 2, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1430 was passed by the Senate on May
  13, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________