School Safety Law Toolkit

Senate Bill 489

The bill amends Education Code section 28.004(c) to include instruction to prevent the use of e-cigarettes, as defined by Section 161.081, Health and Safety Code, and tobacco. The bill, which went into effect immediately following the vote, calls for appropriate policies, procedures, strategies, and curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels in conjunction with coordination of numerous forms of health education, including ways to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and mental health concerns.