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VA SB766

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Schools; male students shall not participate in female sports, etc., civil cause of action.

Schools; athletics; participation in female sports; civil cause of action. Requires each elementary or secondary school or a private school that competes in sponsored athletic events against such public schools to designate athletic teams, whether a school athletic team or an intramural team sponsored by such school, based on biological sex as follows: (i) "males," "men," or "boys"; (ii) "females," "women," or "girls"; or (iii) "coed" or "mixed." Under the bill, male students are not permitted to participate on any school athletic team or squad designated for "females," "women," or "girls"; however, this provision does not apply to physical education classes at schools. The bill provides civil penalties for students and schools that suffer harm as a result of a violation of the bill. Such civil actions are required to be initiated within two years after the harm occurred. Schools; athletics; participation in female sports; civil cause of action. Requires each elementary or secondary school or a private school that competes in sponsored athletic events against such public schools to designate athletic teams, whether a school athletic team or an intramural team sponsored by such school, based on biological sex as follows: (i) "males," "men," or "boys"; (ii) "females," "women," or "girls"; or (iii) "coed" or "mixed." Under the bill, male students are not permitted to participate on any school athletic team or squad designated for "females," "women," or "girls"; however, this provision does not apply to physical education classes at schools. The bill provides civil penalties for students and schools that suffer harm as a result of a violation of the bill. Such civil actions are required to be initiated within two years after the harm occurred.

Legislative Session

inactive

2022 Regular Session

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Sponsors

Jennifer Kiggans (R)

Frank Ruff (R)

History

DateAction
2022-02-03Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 4-N)
2022-01-25Assigned Education sub: Public Education
2022-01-21Referred to Committee on Education and Health
2022-01-21Presented and ordered printed 22103466D