Public school students; self-identification as gender other than biological sex, parental contact. (HB1707)

Introduced By

Tara Durant (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Ellen Campbell (R-Rockbridge), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania), and Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public school students; self-identification as gender other than biological sex; parental contact. Requires any person licensed as administrative or instructional personnel by the Board of Education and employed by a local school board who, in the scope of his employment, has reason to believe, as a result of direct communication from a student, that such student is self-identifying as a gender that is different than his biological sex to contact, as soon as practicable and in accordance with Board guidelines, at least one of such student's parents to ask whether such parent is aware of the student's mental state and whether the parent wishes to obtain or has already obtained counseling for such student. Read the Bill »


02/03/2023: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/09/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23101240D
01/09/2023Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2023Assigned Education sub: K-12
01/26/2023Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
01/27/2023Assigned Education sub: K-12
01/30/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1707)
02/03/2023Incorporated by Education (HB2432-LaRock)


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

Absolutely not, we don't need more intrusion in the lives of everyday citizens trying hard to properly raise their children by what may be "woke" school teachers and administrators. If you want a program, initiate a larger discussion with the citizenry of the state and listen to what average parents have to say, please.

Scott Hawes writes:

This is a gross violation of people's right to privacy, and will lead to child abuse. Outing children to parents or guardians that are not tolerant of their identity will endanger those children. The specific exclusion of this group of children from subsection B indicates that the writers of this amendment fully support the potential abuse of children by their parents in such cases.

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Christine Edwards writes:

This is one of many bills circulating right now by right-wingers to make life for transgender kids even harder than it has been. There is no need for it other than the “need” for politicians to play to the backlash from those who hate and fear differences. Shame on you, “Virginia is for haters”!

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