Defines terms relating to sex of individual in context of construction of Florida Statutes; provides that certain birth certificate statement determines whether person is male or female & may serve as committeeman or committeewoman, respectively; revises provisions related to applications for disability ID cards, application requirements for driver licenses & ID cards to replace references to term "gender" with term "sex"; prohibits DHSMV from issuing original or replacement driver licenses or ID cards that contain specified information; requires individual health insurance policies, group health insurance policies, health benefit plans, & health maintenance contracts that provide coverage for sex-reassignment prescriptions or procedures must also provide coverage for treatment to detransition from such sex-reassignment prescriptions or procedures; defines term "sex" for purposes of Florida Civil Rights Act; revises provisions related to remedies for unlawful discrimination to include protection on basis of sex, rather than gender.
References to the term "gender" in these statutes must be deemed to refer solely to sex [...] (b) "Female" means a person belonging, at birth, to the biological sex that has the specific reproductive role of producing ova. (c) "Male" means a person belonging, at birth, to the biological sex that has the specific reproductive role of producing sperm. (d) "Woman" and "girl" refer to human females, and the terms "man" and "boy" refer to human males. (e) "Mother" means a female parent, and the term "father" means a male parent. [...] (9) For purposes of this section, the statement of biological sex on a person's official birth certificate filed at or near the time of the person's birth determines whether the person is male or female and may serve as a committeeman or committeewoman, respectively.
The department may not issue an original or replacement driver license or identification card that specifies a person's sex as different from that specified on the person's original certificate of live birth. The department must require an applicant to sign an affidavit certifying that the sex specified on the application submitted for a new or replacement driver license or identification card is identical to that specified on the applicant's original certificate of live birth. If the department determines that the applicant made a false attestation, the department must revoke his or her driver license or identification card.
Any health insurance policy delivered or issued in this state [...] which provides, for an appropriate additional premium, coverage for sex-reassignment prescriptions or procedures [...] must also provide coverage for treatment to detransition from such sex reassignment prescriptions or procedures.
A group health insurer that delivers or issues a group health insurance policy in this state providing coverage described under subsection (4) must also offer a group health insurance policy that does not provide such coverage.
Any health insurance policy delivered or issued in this state on or after July 1, 2024, may not prohibit the coverage of mental health or therapeutic services to treat a person's perception that his or her sex is inconsistent with the person's sex at birth by affirming the insured's sex
2024 Regular Session
|Now in Health & Human Services Committee
|Referred to Judiciary Committee
|Referred to Infrastructure Strategies Committee
|Referred to Health & Human Services Committee
|1st Reading (Original Filed Version)