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IN HB1608


Education matters.

Education matters. 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 prekindergarten through grade 3 on human sexuality. Provides that a school employee or a school staff member is not prohibited from responding to a question from a student regarding certain topics. Requires certain schools to obtain consent from at least one parent of an unemancipated minor student regarding a request made by the student to change the student's name or pronoun, title, or word to identify the student. Provides that a school may not discipline an employee or staff member of the school for using a name, pronoun, title, or other word to identify a student that is consistent with the student's legal name if the employee or staff members does so out of a religious conviction.

Legislative Session


2023 Regular Session


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2023-03-2213:30HearingSenate ChamberSenate Education and Career Development Hearing
2023-02-2008:00HearingHouse ChamberHouse Education Hearing


2023-03-27Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-03-06First reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
2023-02-24Referred to the Senate
2023-02-23Senate sponsors: Senators Donato, Raatz, Byrne
2023-02-23Third reading: passed; Roll Call 220: yeas 65, nays 29
2023-02-22Second reading: ordered engrossed
2023-02-20Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-01-19First reading: referred to Committee on Education
2023-01-19Authored by Representative Davis
2023-01-19Coauthored by Representatives Teshka, Jeter, Heaton