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HB 1008 - Prohibits Students from Using School Restrooms Designated for the Opposite Biological Sex - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (36-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Students from Using School Restrooms Designated for the Opposite Biological Sex

Vote Result
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Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits a student from using a school restroom that is designated for the opposite biological sex.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a student in a public elementary or secondary school from using a restroom, locker room, or shower room that is designated for students of the opposite biological sex (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “biological sex” as the physical condition of being male or female, as determined by an individual’s chromosomes and anatomy at birth (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a school to provide accommodations to a student who asserts that his or her gender is different from his or her biological sex upon written consent of the student’s parent or guardian, including the following accommodations (Sec. 3):
    • A single-occupancy restroom;
    • A unisex restroom; or
    • A controlled facility designated for faculty use.
  • Specifies that the accommodation provision does not apply to a private school (Sec. 3).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Students from Using School Restrooms Designated for the Opposite Biological Sex

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Students from Using School Restrooms Designated for the Opposite Biological Sex

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits a student from using a school restroom that is designated for the opposite biological sex.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a student in a public elementary or secondary school from using a restroom, locker room, or shower room that is designated for students of the opposite biological sex (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “biological sex” as the physical condition of being male or female, as determined by an individual’s chromosomes and anatomy at birth (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a school to provide accommodations to a student who asserts that his or her gender is different from his or her biological sex upon written consent of the student’s parent or guardian, including the following accommodations (Sec. 3):
    • A single-occupancy restroom;
    • A unisex restroom; or
    • A controlled facility designated for faculty use.
  • Specifies that the accommodation provision does not apply to a private school (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (58-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Students from Using School Restrooms Designated for the Opposite Biological Sex

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits a student from using a school restroom that is designated for the opposite biological sex.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a student in a public elementary or secondary school from using a restroom, locker room, or shower room that is designated for students of the opposite biological sex (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “biological sex” as the physical condition of being male or female, as determined by an individual’s chromosomes and anatomy at birth (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a school to provide accommodations to a student who asserts that his or her gender is different from his or her biological sex upon written consent of the student’s parent or guardian, including the following accommodations (Sec. 3):
    • A single-occupancy restroom;
    • A unisex restroom; or
    • A controlled facility designated for faculty use.
  • Specifies that the accommodation provision does not apply to a private school (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Students from Using School Restrooms Designated for the Opposite Biological Sex

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