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SB 3 - Amends Regulations of Public and Charter School Facilities - Texas Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -

Title: Amends Regulations of Public and Charter School Facilities

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-10) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Regulations of Public and Charter School Facilities

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that regulates certain facilities in public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

Highlights:
  • Requires restrooms, showers, and changing facilities in public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to be designated for and used only by individuals of the same sex as stated on a birth certificate, driver’s license, or other form of government issued identification (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits schools from allowing an individual to participate in a school athletic activity that is designated for the opposite sex (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that these facility restrictions do not apply when an individual with a disability or a child under the age of 8 needs assistance (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes schools to provide accommodations for special circumstances, including a single-occupancy restroom or the controlled use of a facility for faculty only (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that contracts for goods or services must not be awarded or refused based on a school’s bathroom policy (Sec. 3).   

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NOTE: THIS BILL WAS VOTED ON DURING A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Regulations of Public and Charter School Facilities

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