Trans Legislation Tracker

Georgia

We are tracking 9 anti-trans bills in Georgia in 2024. The legislation impacts 6 categories:

EDUCATION

CIVIL RIGHTS

BATHROOM

PERFORMANCE

SPORTS

HEALTHCARE

GA HB1045

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Education; require schools to give notice and receive consent prior to providing students with sexual orientation or gender identity instruction; provisions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the O.C.G.A., relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to require each school in this state that receives state funding for education to give notice and receive written consent prior to providing students in kindergarten through grade 12 with sexual orientation or gender identity instruction; to prohibit nurses, counselors, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel employed by schools in this state that receive state funding for education from knowingly encouraging or coercing a student under the age of 18 years to withhold from his or her parent or legal guardian that his or her perception of his or her gender is inconsistent with his or her sex or from knowingly withholding from the parent or legal guardian of a student under the age of 18 years information related to his or her perception that his or her gender is inconsistent with his or her sex; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

No less than 30 calendar days prior to providing sexual orientation or gender identity instruction, regardless of whether such instruction is provided as part of a family life program, sex education program, or other program, each school shall notify the parent or legal guardian of each student who is anticipated to attend such instruction that: (1) The school is providing sexual orientation or gender identity instruction;

GA HB1128

CIVIL RIGHTS
INTRODUCED

Georgia Women's Bill of Rights; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions, so as to enact the "Georgia Women's Bill of Rights"; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for definitions; to provide a specification for the gathering of vital statistics; to amend Titles 15, 17, 20, 40, 44, 49, and 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to courts, criminal procedure, education, motor vehicles and traffic, property, social services, and state government, respectively, so as to provide for conforming changes; to provide for severability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

The General Assembly finds the following with respect to the application of an individual's sex pursuant to any state law or rules and regulations: (1) The term 'sex' means the biological state of being male or female, in the context of reproductive potential or capacity, based on the individual's sex organs, chromosomes, naturally occurring sex hormones, gonads, and unambiguous internal and external genitalia present at birth, including secondary sex characteristics; (2) An individual's sex can be observed or clinically verified at or before birth and in no case is an individual's sex determined by stipulation or self-identification; (3) The term 'female' means an individual who has, had, will have, or would have, but for a developmental or genetic anomaly or historical accident, the reproductive system that at some point produces, transports, and utilizes eggs for fertilization; (4) The term 'male' means an individual who has, had, will have, or would have, but for a developmental or genetic anomaly or historical accident, the reproductive system that at some point produces, transports, and utilizes sperm for fertilization; (5) The term 'woman' means an adult human female; (6) The term 'girl' means a minor human female; (7) The term 'man' means an adult human male; (8) The term 'boy' means a minor human male; (9) The term 'mother' means a parent of the female sex; (10) The term 'father' means a parent of the male sex;

GA HB836

BATHROOM
INTRODUCED

Education; provide safety of students; require multiple occupancy restrooms and changing areas designated for exclusive use by males or females

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 16 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the O.C.G.A., relating to health of elementary and secondary school students, so as to provide for the safety of students; to require multiple occupancy restrooms and changing areas in public schools to be designated for exclusive use by males or females; to provide for reasonable accommodations; to provide for exceptions; to provide for public school and local school system policies; to provide for sleeping quarter arrangements on overnight field trips; to provide for investigation of complaints of noncompliance by the Professional Standards Commission; to provide for sanctions; to provide for a cause of action; to provide for rules and regulations; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

GA HB840

PERFORMANCE
INTRODUCED

Torts; right of action against any person who knowingly or negligently engages in sexually explicit conduct in the presence of a minor; provide

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions as pertaining to torts, so as to provide for a right of action against any person who knowingly or negligently engages in sexually explicit conduct in the presence of a minor or who knowingly or negligently allows, permits, encourages, or requires a minor to be present while another engages in sexually explicit conduct in the presence of such minor; to provide for defenses; to provide for damages; to provide for limitations; to provide for definitions; to provide for applicability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

GA HB936

BATHROOM
INTRODUCED

Education; provide safety of students; require multiple occupancy restrooms and changing areas designated for exclusive use by males or females

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 16 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the O.C.G.A., relating to health of elementary and secondary school students, so as to provide for the safety of students; to require multiple occupancy restrooms and changing areas in public schools to be designated for exclusive use by males or females; to provide for reasonable accommodations; to provide for exceptions; to provide for public school and local school system policies; to provide for sleeping quarter arrangements on overnight field trips; to provide for investigation of complaints of noncompliance by the Professional Standards Commission; to provide for sanctions; to provide for a cause of action; to provide for rules and regulations; to provide for definitions; to provide for statutory construction; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

To ensure privacy and safety of students, each public school or local school system in this state shall: (1) Require each multiple occupancy restroom or changing area to be designated as follows: (A) For the exclusive use by individuals whose sex is male; or (B) For the exclusive use by individuals whose sex is female

GA SB438

SPORTS
INTRODUCED

Georgia Public Schools; to operate or facilitate separate teams for members of each gender where selection for such teams is based upon competitive fairness or student safety; authorize

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 14 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to other educational programs under the "Quality Basic Education Act," so as to authorize Georgia public schools to operate or facilitate separate teams for members of each gender where selection for such teams is based upon competitive fairness or student safety; to repeal a grant of discretionary authority to athletic association executive oversight committees; to provide for legislative findings and intent; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

"Gender" means a person's biological sex which shall be recognized solely based on a person's reproductive biology and genetics at birth. For purposes of this subsection, a statement of a student's biological sex on the student's official birth certificate shall be deemed to have correctly stated the student's biological sex at birth if the statement was included on such birth certificate at or near the time of the student's birth.

GA SB519

HEALTHCARE
INTRODUCED

Hospitals; prescribing or administering certain hormone replacement therapies and puberty blocking medications for certain purposes to minors; prohibit

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 7 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to regulation of hospitals and related institutions, so as to prohibit prescribing or administering certain hormone replacement therapies and puberty blocking medications for certain purposes to minors; to amend Article 1 of Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Georgia Composite Medical Board, so as to prohibit prescribing or administering certain hormone replacement therapies and puberty blocking medications for the treatment of gender dysphoria for certain purposes; to provide for exceptions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

None of the following irreversible procedures or irreversible or reversible therapies shall be performed on prescribed or administered to a minor if such procedure or therapy is performed or prescribed or administered for the purpose of attempting to alter the appearance of or affirm the minor's perception of his or her gender or sex if that appearance or perception is inconsistent with the minor's sex in an institution licensed pursuant to this article:

GA SB532

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

Education; sex education for public school students in this state before fifth grade; prohibit

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to prohibit sex education for public school students in this state before fifth grade; to require the State Board of Education to approve age- and grade-appropriate content standards for sex education curricula; to provide for definitions; to provide for construction; to revise the "Parents Bill of Rights" to provide for parents to revocably opt-in to sex education for their children; to provide for an effective date; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to prohibit sex education for public school students in this state before fifth grade [...] 'Sex education' includes any curricula or instruction that has the goal or purpose of studying, exploring, or informing students about human reproduction, human sexuality, sexual conduct, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation

GA SB88

EDUCATION
INTRODUCED

"Parents and Children Protection Act of 2023"; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 7 of Title 19 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding parent and child relationship generally, so as to prohibit certain actions by an adult acting in loco parentis with respect to child privacy; to provide for related matters; to provide for a short title; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

No person standing in loco parentis nor the private school which employs him or her shall implement any curriculum or instruction addressing issues of gender identity, queer theory, gender ideology, or gender transition, without first providing notice of such curriculum or instruction to and obtaining the express written permission from each parent of each child who will participate in such curriculum or instruction. Parents shall be informed of the intention of such person or such private school to implement such curriculum or instruction and of the parent's right to inspect the curriculum or instructional material.