SB 39
Establishes guidelines for student participation in athletic contests organized by sex
LR Number:
0815S.06P
Committee:
Last Action:
3/24/2023 - Referred H General Laws
Journal Page:
Title:
SS#2 SB 39
Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SS#2/SB 39 - This act prohibits a private school, public school district, public charter school, or public or private institution of postsecondary education from allowing any student to compete in an athletic competition that is designated for the biological sex opposite to the student's biological sex as stated on the student's official birth certificate or other government record as described in the act. The act delineates what constitutes an acceptable official birth certificate. A private school, public school district, public charter school, or public or private institution of postsecondary education may allow a female student to compete in an athletic competition designated for male students if no corresponding competition for female students is offered or available. Any private school, public school district, public charter school, or public or private institution of postsecondary education that violates this act shall not receive any state aid or other revenues from the state. The parent or guardian of any student, or any student who is over eighteen years old, who is deprived of an athletic opportunity as a result of a violation of the act shall have a cause of action for injunctive or other equitable relief as described in the act.

This act is similar to HB 2197 (2022).

OLIVIA SHANNON