State legislation to protect female sports

Alabama

HB 20 -Gender is Real Legislation" or GIRL bill  

 

Rep. Chris Pringle pre-filed on Tuesday January 9, 2020


"Trans bill in State House would keep ‘biological males’ from competing against girls in high school sports"


"Rep. Chris Pringle To Pre-File “Gender Is Real Legislative Act”


STATUS:

2/4/20 to House State Government Committee

1/14/20 - First Reading

1/9/20 - pre-Filed 


Arizona

HB 2706 Save Women's Sports Act 

 

Rep. Nancy Barto Introduces “Save Women’s Sports Act”; Ensures Level Playing Field for Student Athletes 


“This is a commonsense protection for women and girls who have worked hard to develop their athletic talent in the pursuit of success and achievement in a sport,” said Representative Barto. “The bill ensures a level playing field for all students who play sports.” 


STATUS:

2/13/20  -Advanced  with  a  vote  of  5-4

2/13/20 - 8:30 A.M.Health and Human Services Meeting

1/24/20 - pre-filed

Colorado

 HB 20-1273  "Equality and Fairness in Youth Sports Act"


The bill prohibits male students from participating on any athletic team for students in sixth through twelfth grade that participates in an athletic activity sponsored by a school and is designated for "females", "women", or "girls".  


STATUS:

2/13/20  Postponed  indefinitely with a  6-3  vote

2/13/20  HOUSE STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Thursday, February 13, 2020 01:30 PM 

Old State Library 


2/3/20 Introduced


Idaho


HO 500  FAIRNESS IN WOMEN’S SPORTS ACT

Rep. Barbara Ehardt


https://www.nationalreview.com/news/idaho-legislator-to-introduce-bill-banning-transgender-women-from-female-sports/

 

STATUS:

2/13/20 -  Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing 

1/12/2020 - Being Authored 


Iowa

House File 2202 


An Act requiring high school students to participate in 2 extracurricular interscholastic athletic practices, 3 contests, or competitions based on biological sex as 4 determined at birth. 


Updates available on the State page for HF2202


STATUS:

1/31/2020 - Introduced

Kansas

HB 2589


Requiring student athletes to participate in school athletics based upon their biological gender at birth. 


STATUS:

2/4/20 - Introduced

Kentucky

SB 114 Save Women's Sports Act  


 Sen. Robby Mills, R-Henderson, introduced Senate Bill 114 and titled it the "Save Women’s Sports Act."  


STATUS:

2/13/20-Meeting

1/27/20-sent to Education committee

1/24/20-pre-filed

Mississippi

Senate Bill 2240  Mississippi Fairness Act 


AN ACT TO CREATE THE "MISSISSIPPI FAIRNESS ACT"; TO REQUIRE ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL, PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING OR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING THAT IS A MEMBER OF THE NCAA, NAIA OR NJCCA TO DESIGNATE ITS ATHLETIC TEAMS OR SPORTS ACCORDING TO BIOLOGICAL SEX; TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR ANY SCHOOL OR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT MAINTAINS SEPARATE ATHLETIC TEAMS OR SPORT FOR STUDENTS OF THE FEMALE SEX; TO CREATE PRIVATE CAUSES OF ACTION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES 


STATUS:

 1/31/2020-Refered to Education Committee 



Missouri

 SJR 50 - Senator Cindy O’Laughlin

 Requires students participating in any single-gender event or activity organized by a statewide activity association to participate in the event corresponding to the student's biological sex  


" O’Laughlin resolution mandates students participate in events, sports corresponding with ‘biological sex’"


STATUS:

 2/13/20- Second Read and Referred S Education Committee 

1/8/2020-First Reading



Missouri

 House Joint Resolution  82 


 " Proposes a constitutional amendment to protect the integrity of interscholastic athletic contests " 


STATUS:

3/3/20 -  Senate Education and workforce development  10:30 AM LOB Room 103  

1/23/2020 - Introduced -referred general laws


New Hampshire

SB480 -  Relative to participation in school sports programs for female student-athletes. 

Sponsored by Sen. Bob Giuda [R]Sen. Ruth Ward [R]Sen. Regina Birdsell [R]  -   

"States Weigh Measures to Stop Transgender Athletes From Competing in Women’s Sports"


STATUS:

3/3/20 - Senate Education and Development

10:30 a.m.  LOB Room 103  

1/8/20 - Introduced

New Hampshire

HB 1251, introduced to limit participation in women’s sports to biological females (sports equity) 

Contact members of the House Education Committee and ask them to recommend “ought to pass” on HB 1251.  


STATUS:

 2/4/20 - Second hearing

HEARING  Tuesday, January 14, 10:00 a.m., House Education Committee, room 207 of Legislative Office Building (behind State House in Concord)  

South Carolina

S 1087


 STUDENT'S BIOLOGICAL SEX SHALL BE CONCLUSIVE IN A DETERMINATION CONCERNING WHETHER THE STUDENT MAY PARTICIPATE ON A TEAM  


STATUS:

2/6/20 - Introduced - Referred to Education committee

Tennessee

 572 - Girls Athletic Protection Act   

Rep. Bruce Griffey introduced House Bill 1572, known as the Girls Athletic Protection Act. He says it’s designed to ensure fairness in sports competitions throughout the state.  

 


STATUS:

01/15/2020 Assigned to s/c K-12 Subcommittee  

12/9/2019  Filed 

Tennessee

SB2077  


STATUS:

2/6/19 -  Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee 

1/30/20 - introduced

Washington

 House Bill 2201 - Ensuring equitable competition between students who participate in school athletic activities 

 

Introduced by 8th District Representative Brad Klippert. House Bill 2201 would prohibit students assigned the male gender at birth from competing “with and against female students in athletic activities.” 

"Proposed bill would restrict some sports based on assigned birth gender"


STATUS:

 First Reading - 1/13/2020 - referred to Committee on Education

Pre-filed - 12/4/2019

West Virginia

 Introduced by Senator Sue Cline 

  • restricts participation to sex as indicated on the athlete’s original birth certificate issued at the time of birth."  

STATUS:

 1/10/19 - Introduced Referred to Education Committee 

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