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VA SB962


Elementary and secondary schools; participation in female sports, civil cause of action.

Elementary and secondary schools; athletics; participation in female sports; civil cause of action. Requires each public elementary or secondary school and each private elementary or secondary school that competes in sponsored athletic events against such public schools to designate all interscholastic athletic teams and intramural athletic teams sponsored by such school based on biological sex as follows: (i) for "males," "men," or "boys"; (ii) for "females," "women," or "girls"; or (iii) as "coed" or "mixed" if such team is open to participation by (a) "males," "men," or "boys" and (b) "females," "women," or "girls." The bill prohibits students whose biological sex is male from participating on any school athletic team or squad designated for "females," "women," or "girls." Finally, the bill creates a civil cause of action for students and schools that suffer harm as a result of a violation of the provisions of the bill, provided that such action is initiated within two years of the harm occurring.

Legislative Session


2023 Regular Session


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2023-02-0208:00HearingSenate Room ASenate Committee on Education and Health Hearing
2023-01-2600:00HearingSenate Subcommittee Room 2Senate Education and Health - Subcommittee Public Education Hearing


2023-02-02Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N)
2023-01-25Assigned Education sub: Public Education
2023-01-06Referred to Committee on Education and Health
2023-01-06Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23101004D