Trans Legislation Tracker

Indiana

2023 anti-trans legislation

IN HB1118
Introduced

Prohibited services relating to care of minors.

Prohibited services relating to care of minors. Prohibits specified health care professionals from: (1) performing, or causing to be performed, certain medical procedures on a minor; or (2) subjecting a minor to certain activities that purposely attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's perception of the minor's own sexual attraction or sexual behavior, or attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's gender identity when the identity is inconsistent with the minor's biological sex.

Introduced

Gender transition procedures for minors. Prohibits a physician or other practitioner from knowingly providing gender transition procedures to an individual who is less than 18 years of age (minor) that are intended to alter the gender of the minor or delay puberty. Provides for certain medical exceptions. Establishes civil enforcement actions.

Introduced

Gender transition procedures for minors. Prohibits specified health care professionals from providing gender transition procedures to a minor that are intended to alter the gender of the minor or delay puberty. Provides for certain medical exceptions. Prohibits public funds, Medicaid, or a health carrier from providing reimbursement or coverage for gender transition procedures to a minor. Creates a civil cause of action. Makes conforming changes.

Introduced

Child removal and gender identity. Provides that the department of child services may not classify a report of child abuse or neglect as substantiated, and a child may not be removed from the child's parent, guardian, or custodian, solely on the basis of the parent, guardian, or custodian: (1) referring to and raising the child consistent with the child's biological sex; or (2) declining to consent to the child receiving: (A) specified medication; (B) a medical procedure the purpose of which is to alter the apparent gender or sex of the child or affirm the child's perception of the child's gender or sex in a manner inconsistent with the child's biological sex; or (C) counseling or other mental health services the purpose of which is to affirm the child's perception of the child's gender or sex if the child's perception is inconsistent with the child's biological sex.

Introduced

Gender fluidity. Provides that a school may not promote or encourage the use of, or require, compel, or coerce a student, an employee of the school, or a staff member of the school to use: (1) a pronoun, title, or other word to identify a student, school employee, or other individual that is inconsistent with the student's, employee's, or individual's biological sex; or (2) a name or nickname to identify a student that is inconsistent with the student's name on the student's birth certificate. Creates an exception. Provides that a school may not require an employee or a staff member of the school to adopt, support, or promote gender fluidity.

Introduced

Parental rights. Provides that the state of Indiana, a political subdivision or other governmental entity of the state of Indiana, a government official, or any other person acting under the color of law shall not infringe on the fundamental right of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health of the parent's child without demonstrating that the infringement: (1) is required by a compelling governmental interest of the highest order as long recognized in the history and traditions of the state of Indiana; and (2) as applied to the child, is narrowly tailored and not otherwise served by a less restrictive means. Creates a right of action for violation of a parent's rights with respect to the upbringing, education, and health care of the parent's child. Provides that a child is not a child in need of services due to the child's parent, guardian, or custodian: (1) referring to and raising the child consistent with the child's biological sex; or (2) declining to consent to the child receiving: (A) specified medication; (B) a medical procedure the purpose of which is to alter the apparent gender or sex of the child or affirm the child's perception of the child's gender or sex in a manner inconsistent with the child's biological sex; or (C) counseling or other mental health services the purpose of which is to affirm the child's perception of the child's gender or sex if the child's perception is inconsistent with the child's biological sex. Provides that a juvenile court may not enter a dispositional decree ordering removal of a child from the home of the child's parent, guardian, or custodian if: (1) the juvenile court has found the child to be a child in need of services under a specified statutory definition of a child in need of services; and (2) the parent, guardian, or custodian of the child: (A) is a fit parent, guardian, or custodian of the child; and (B) does not consent to the child being removed from the child's home.

Introduced

Use of public restrooms. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor if: (1) a male knowingly or intentionally enters a restroom that is designated to be used only by females; or (2) a female knowingly or intentionally enters a restroom that is designated to be used only by males. Provides for certain defenses.

Introduced

Birth certificate information. Provides that the gender listed on an individual's birth certificate and permanent record made from the birth certificate may not be changed. Specifies certain exceptions.

Introduced

Prohibited health care for minors. Prohibits specified health care professionals from: (1) performing certain medical procedures on a minor; or (2) prescribing, administering, or furnishing certain drugs to a minor; that purposely attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's perception of the minor's own sexual attraction or sexual behavior, or attempt to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's gender identity when the identity is inconsistent with the minor's biological sex.

Introduced

Restrictions on DOC provision of gender therapy. Provides that the department of correction may not authorize the payment of any money, the use of any state resources, or the payment of any federal money administered by the state to provide or facilitate the provision of hormonal therapy or sexual reassignment surgery to an offender patient.

Introduced

Malpractice regarding gender therapeutics. Allows a claimant to bring a medical malpractice claim regarding gender transition treatment within 15 years after the individual becomes 21 years of age.

Introduced

Sexual orientation and gender identity instruction. Provides that a school, an employee or staff member of a school, or a third party vendor used by a school to provide instruction may not provide any instruction to a student in kindergarten through grade 3 in which the goal or purpose of the instruction is to study, explore, or inform students about sexual orientation, gender identity, or certain other concepts. Defines "school" for purposes of this provision.

Introduced

Designation of sex on birth certificate. Defines "sex" for purposes of birth certificates.

Introduced

Education matters. Provides that a: (1) school that seeks state accreditation; and (2) national or regional accreditation agency that seeks to be recognized by the state board of education (state board); must complete and submit the applicable application form established by the state board. Requires the state board to do the following: (1) Not later than six months after the date a completed application is submitted, approve or deny the accreditation or recognition. (2) If the state board denies an accreditation or recognition, send notice to the school or national or regional accreditation agency stating the reasons for the denial. Requires the department of education to post a copy of the application forms on the department's website. Requires a public school, including a charter school, to notify the parent of an unemancipated minor, if the student: (1) makes a certain disclosure concerning the student's gender identity or gender expression to an employee or staff member of the school; or (2) changes, expresses a desire to change, or makes a request to change the student's name, attire, or pronoun, title, or word to identify the student in a manner that is inconsistent with the student's biological sex at birth. Requires an employee or staff member of a school to report to the school a disclosure or information described in these provisions to the school.

Introduced

Parental rights in education. Requires a governing body of a school corporation to adopt procedures to require schools to notify a parent of an unemancipated minor student regarding the: (1) student's services, support, or monitoring related to the student's social emotional, behavioral, mental, or physical health; or (2) school's ability to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for the student. Establishes requirements and restrictions regarding the procedures. Prohibits school corporation personnel or a third party vendor that contracts with a school corporation from providing instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity: (1) to any students of the school corporation enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12; or (2) in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state law. Establishes requirements regarding: (1) student support services training; (2) notifying parents of social emotional, behavioral, mental, and physical health services or support offered by a school corporation and the parent's option to withhold consent or decline any of those health services or support; and (3) administering a social emotional, behavioral, mental, or physical health personal analysis or evaluation, questionnaire, screening, survey, or assessment to an unemancipated minor student enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12. Requires a school corporation to notify the parent of each student enrolled in a school maintained by the school corporation if the school corporation permits a student of that school to use a multiple occupancy restroom or locker room that is designated for a sex that is not the student's biological sex. Requires a school corporation to: (1) establish a grievance procedure for a violation of the provisions; and (2) post the grievance procedure on the school corporation's website. Provides that a parent who is not satisfied with a decision by a school principal or principal's designee regarding a complaint by the parent may request the department of education (department) to review the complaint and decision. Provides that a parent of a student may bring a civil action against the school corporation for a violation of the provisions. Requires, not later than May 30, 2024, the department to adopt or update, as necessary and as approved by the state board of education, certain student services, personnel guidelines, standards, frameworks, practices, and principles.

Introduced

Gender transition procedures for minors. Prohibits a physician or other practitioner from knowingly providing gender transition procedures to an individual who is less than 18 years of age (minor) that are intended to alter the gender of the minor or delay puberty. Provides for certain medical exceptions. Establishes civil enforcement actions.

Introduced

Preventing pregnancy in prison. Provides that the department of correction shall assign an offender, including a delinquent offender, to a facility or program that is based on the offender's biological sex at birth in accordance with the offender's genetics and reproductive biology.