Minor students experiencing gender incongruence; parental notification. (HB2432)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. Marie March (R-Floyd), Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Sen. Tara Durant (R-Fredericksburg), and Sen. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sage's Law; minor students experiencing gender incongruence; parental notification of certain expressions and requests and parental permission for certain plans required; parental care. Requires each public elementary or secondary school principal or his designee to (i) as soon as practicable, inform at least one parent of a minor student enrolled in such school if such minor (a) expresses to any individual who is employed in such school that such minor is experiencing gender incongruence, as defined in the bill, or (b) requests that any such employee participate in social affirmation of such minor's gender incongruence or the transition of such minor to a sex or gender different from the minor's biological sex while at school and (ii) request and receive permission from at least one parent of a minor student enrolled at such school prior to the implementation at such school of any plan concerning any gender incongruence experienced by such minor, including any counseling of such minor at school. Any such plan shall include provision for parental participation to the extent requested by the parent. The bill also clarifies, in the definition of the term "abused or neglected child," that in no event shall referring to and raising the child in a manner consistent with the child's biological sex, including related mental health or medical decisions, be considered abuse or neglect. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2023Presented and ordered printed 23103935D
01/19/2023Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2023Incorporates HB1707 (Tara Durant)
01/26/2023Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
01/27/2023Assigned Education sub: K-12
01/30/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
02/03/2023House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2023Reported from Education with substitute (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2023Committee substitute printed 23106311D-H1
02/03/2023Incorporates HB1707 (Tara Durant)
02/03/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB2432H1)
02/05/2023Read first time
02/06/2023Read second time
02/06/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23106311D-H1
02/06/2023Engrossed by House - committee substitute (50-Y 48-N) HB2432H1
02/06/2023VOTE: Engrossment (50-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2023Read third time and passed House (50-Y 48-N)
02/07/2023VOTE: Passage (50-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2023Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2023Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/15/2023Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2023Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

It's a law so needed now when the input of parents in the welfare of their children becomes more and more marginalized in matters that truly do matter. It begs the question, who does matter more--the parent or the state.

Michael William Albin writes:

It is a shame that this law is even needed. But extremist politicians have delivered us to a condition where it is desperately needed to protect the right and duty of parents to protect their children from abuse and mutilation by the government.