Public elementary and secondary schools; treatment of transgender students, policies. (SB161)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Public elementary and secondary schools; treatment of transgender students; policies. Requires the Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board, no later than December 31, 2020, model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools that address common issues regarding transgender students in accordance with evidence-based best practices and include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to (i) compliance with applicable nondiscrimination laws; (ii) maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment free from discrimination and harassment for all students; (iii) prevention of and response to bullying and harassment; (iv) maintenance of student records; (v) identification of students; (vi) protection of student privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive information; (vii) enforcement of sex-based dress codes; and (viii) student participation in sex-specific school activities and events, excluding athletics, and use of school facilities. The bill requires each school board to adopt, no later than the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, policies that are consistent with but may be more comprehensive than such model policies developed by the Department of Education. This bill is identical to HB 145. Read the Bill »

Status

02/20/2020: Passed the House

History

DateAction
12/19/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102095D
12/19/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/16/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Read second time
01/20/2020Reading of amendments waived
01/20/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/20/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB161E
01/20/2020Printed as engrossed 20102095D-E
01/21/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB161E
01/21/2020Passed by temporarily
01/21/2020Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2020Reading of amendment waived
01/21/2020Amendment by Senator Norment agreed to
01/21/2020Reengrossed by Senate as amended SB161E2
01/21/2020Printed as reengrossed 20102095D-E2
01/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2020Passed Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2020Passed Senate (23-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB161E2)
02/17/2020Reported from Education (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Read second time
02/20/2020Read third time
02/20/2020Passed House (58-Y 40-N)
02/20/2020VOTE: Passage (58-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Enrolled
02/25/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB161ER)

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