SB480 (2020) Detail

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


SB 480  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2987

06/04

 

SENATE BILL 480

 

AN ACT relative to participation in school sports programs for female student athletes.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19

 

COMMITTEE: Education and Workforce Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits public schools from permitting a male student to participate in a student sport designated for females.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2987

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to participation in school sports programs for female student athletes.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Discrimination Protection in Public Schools.  Amend RSA 193:38 to read as follows:

I.  No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in public schools because of their age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, marital status, familial status, disability, religion, or national origin, all as defined in RSA 354-A.  Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice prohibited under this section, including the attorney general, may initiate a civil action against a school or school district in superior court for legal or equitable relief, or with the New Hampshire commission for human rights, as provided in RSA 354-A:27-28.

II.  Interscholastic or intramural athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a primary or secondary school or institution of higher education and designated for "females," "women," or "girls" shall only be open to students of the female sex.  If disputed, a student may prove that she is of the female sex by presenting a signed physician's statement which shall indicate the student's sex is based solely upon:

(a)  The student's internal and external reproductive anatomy;

(b)  The student's naturally occurring level of testosterone; and

(c)  An analysis of the student's chromosomes.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

SB480 at GenCourtMobile
SB480 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 3, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB480 Revision: 7717 Date: Dec. 23, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Education and Workforce Development; SJ 1
March 3, 2020 Hearing: 03/03/2020, Room 103, LOB, 10:30 am; SC 6